GRAPEVINE’S 35th ANNUAL GRAPEFEST® - A TEXAS WINE EXPERIENCE, PRESENTED BY BANK OF THE WEST
One of the signature GrapeFest events, The People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic is the largest, consumer-judged wine competition in the United States and will feature at least 40 Texas wineries pouring more than 150 wines. The competition consists of 11 sessions over the weekend, with wines being judged in 10 categories and awards being presented on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the People’s Choice Pavilion.
Everyone entering the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic must be 21 years of age and up. Children and/or strollers are not allowed in the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic. Ticket purchase is required for all persons to enter. Advance ticket purchase is recommend
New location: Cotton Belt Railroad District (705 S. Main St.)
- Thursday, September 16
- Session 1, 5 p.m. - VIP, more details coming soon
- Session 2, 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 17
- Session 3, 5 p.m.
- Session 4, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, September 18
- Session 5, 11 a.m.
- Session 6, 1 p.m.
- Session 7, 3 p.m.
- Session 8, 5 p.m.
- Session 9, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, September 19
- Session 10, 1 p.m.
- Session 113 p.m.
- Awards Presentation, 5 p.m.
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People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic is the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States! Festival attendees purchase the special ticket to enter the People's Choice tent, and during a 90-minute session (hour and half) get to taste wine from at least 40 Texas wineries. There is no limit to the number of samples you can try during your session time!
Guests at the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic receive a wine reference guide detailing the available wines along with a ballot to select their favorites. Fans of Texas wines can discover some new favorites and Texas wine novices might just discover some of the best wines Texas has to offer.
The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 19 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass (Ticket price does not include festival admission). Sessions take place throughout the four-day festival beginning on Thursday night. Sessions sell out quickly and advance purchase is recommended.
- Everyone entering the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic must be 21 years of age and up
- Children and/or strollers are not allowed in the People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic
- Outside food and beverage is not allowed in the event area
- Ticket purchase is required for all persons to enter
People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic is located in the Cotton Belt Railroad District at 705 S. Main St. Please note that you can only gain access to this tented area with a valid People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic ticket, and only for the time/session for which you have purchased. Those without tickets - including "designated drivers" or children - will not be allowed to enter.
Participating Wineries: Coming Soon
People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic features ten (10) different categories in which the participating wineries may enter their wines. The attendees vote on their favorite, and on Sunday, September 19 at 5 p.m. the winners will be announced!
The categories are: White: Dry; White: Semi Sweet; White: Sweet; White: Blends; Blush/Rose; Red: Light; Red: Medium; Red: Bold; Red: Sweet and Red Blends.
For those wine enthusiasts that want to get a jump on their People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic experience, you can read through the entire People's Choice Wine Reference Guide that not only lists the wineries and their categories, but also a brief description of each wine.