GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience

Visit Grapevine, TX and celebrate wine at the 35th Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience.

GrapeFest opens on Thursday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Admission for everyone is free all day on Thursday. Festival hours are Thursday, September 16 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, September 17 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, September 19 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the southwest United States and offers four days of family-friendly festival fun. This year’s theme, Texas Wine. Come and Taste It! invites you to come and sip your way through delicious wines from Texas.  

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S.
September 16,17,18 and 19, 2021
Highlights Wines from Texas, South Australia’s Barossa Valley
and California’s Napa Valley

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Don’t Miss GrapeFest – A Wine Experience

Wine glassTake a vintage journey with unique wines, fantastic food, live entertainment and family-friendly fun at the  28th Annual GrapeFest® – A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11, 12, 13 and 14. The four-day festival will feature premium wines from Texas, the state of Washington and high-end premium wines from five of Italy’s wine regions. GrapeFest  is the largest wine festival in the Southwest.

Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a trip to the west coast or Europe to sample wines not normally available in Texas, come to GrapeFest to embark on your wine journey for just a few dollars. For up to the minute schedule and event information, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest. 

Some of GrapeFest’s most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; Palate Pleasers at the Palace; GrapeFest Golf Classic, along with five stages offering live entertainment, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more.

Sample more than 140 Texas varietals from 44 Texas wineries at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United States. This must-do GrapeFest event is one of the most popular festival activities so get your tickets early. Guests can meet winery representatives and find new favorites among the available varietals. Eleven sessions are held throughout the four-day festival. The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $23 and advance purchase is recommended. Guests must be 21 and up.

Why Celebrate Texas wine?

Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Named for the wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the land when settlers first arrived to the area in 1844, Grapevine is the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry. Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America circa 1662. As European settlers followed the development of mission outposts, they brought more grapevine cuttings, further developing the industry through the 1800s. Today, Texas is home to nearly 300 wineries and has approximately 4,400 acres of producing vineyard farmland, producing nearly 3 million gallons each yea

GrapeFest opens on Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. Admission is FREE to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under.

Why not make it a romantic getaway weekend  and in one of Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest.  Grapevine hotels like the Gaylord Texan, Great Wolf Lodge and Hilton DFW Lakes have specially priced GrapeFest packages.  For more information, visit the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau website or call 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185.

Parking Information

There’s plenty of parking available for  GrapeFest. Complimentary shuttle buses provide frequent service between the GrapeFest free parking areas and festival gates. Paid parking is also available at convenient locations within walking distance of the festival.

GrapeFest Ticket Information

The 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12).

Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under. For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest