Grapevine’s 35th Annual GrapeFest, the Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. gets underway tomorrow, and although we can’t be there physically, we will be in spirit with South Australia’s Barossa Valley wines being showcased at the event.
This year’s theme, Texas Wine. Come and Taste It! invites wine lovers in the U.S. to sip their way through delicious wines from Texas, California and, yup, you’ve guessed it, Australia.
This year Grapevine says one of its key focuses for this year is that it will be showcasing wines from The Barossa Valley; which is pretty cool.
There will be two wine experts taking the public through the Barossa Valley Wines at the festival, in the Taste of Two Valleys Experience.
Mark Rashap, Certified Wine Educator (CWE) and Regional Sales Manager for Broadbent Selections, has worked in practically every sector of the wine industry and will be one of GrapeFest’s authorities on South Australia’s Barossa Valley wines.
Wine expert Walden Pemantle, Manager of the Texas Wine School, will also be available to talk about South Australia’s Barossa Valley wines as well as wines from California’s Napa Valley region and Texas wines.
He has passed the Wine and Spirits Education Trust’s Advanced level certification with distinction, the Italian Wine Scholar program with highest honors and the Certified Sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Participating wineries from South Australia’s Barossa Valley include Yalumba, Chateau Tanunda, Torbreck Vitners, Langmeil Winery and Heathvale Wines.
GrapeFest was launched to celebrate Texas wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the United States.
Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail, featuring a variety of award-winning winery tasting rooms.
Other signature events at GrapeFest include People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; Champagne Terrace; GrapeStomp; Champagne Cork Shootoff; children’s FunZone; GrapeFest Tennis and Pickleball Classic; ItalianCarFest™; live entertainment and much more!
If you love wine and can’t wait for international borders to reopen once again, why not start planning your next Grapevine, Texas adventure now?
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