Girls Weekend + Wine Tour

Happy Friday Friends!!

Last weekend, I got to experience something a little different than normal. We had our first annual “Soccer Mom’s Weekend” which actually was more of a “stay-cation” for us. We all packed up our bags and drove about 45 minutes north to Grapevine, TX. We were about to experience a wine tour! When you think of wine, Texas is a state that you probably wouldn’t think of.  But it’s the fourth largest wine producing state.  And I do believe that my new favorite experience in the area is Grapevine Wine Tours.  It’s a fun wine tasting/meal event that gets you a flavor for the wineries located in the area and leaves you with a taste for more…

I’m no wine snob! I can’t tell the difference between a “nice” bottle of wine or wine from a box. I drink wine because I like it, and I choose my bottles based on the label as often as the contents. Clearly, I am no expert. So when the chance arose to not only try a bunch of different Texas wines, but also to learn a little bit about them, too…I was excited. This is right up my alley, folks.

Grapevine Wine Tours offers a four hour tour in both a lunch and dinner experience. Both of them include a shuttle to two wineries with tastings included and a restaurant where you get a three-course meal and additional wine tastings. The schedule changes all the time and for the Grapevine Wine Tours (the company also offers Dallas Wine Tours), you get to experience three of seven different locations.  All three places we stopped, Winewood Grill (Dinner), Homestead Winery and Messina Hof Winery were all amazing.

Our group (The Bad Moms- very fitting) started off at the Embassy Suites parking lot, where we boarded our shuttle and headed to WineWood Grill.

wine tour

wine tour

WineWood

The first stop included dinner (thankfully before we start chugging all the wine).  I declare it a “must eat” destination for any foodie.  And naturally at this wine-focused restaurant we sampled three more delicious wines.

grapevine wine tour

Homestead Winery

Our second stop was located in a (very) old house, Homestead Winery. It is full of not only delicious wine, but lots of character, too. You’ll love the charm this place has to offer. Here we got to try lots and lots of different wines, from (my personal favorite) a “jammie” Bois D’Arc to a spicy Malbec blend to a wine called Chocolate Rose (which tastes like chocolate and was divine). Not only were their wines fantastic, but they had also arranged their wide selection of reds and whites in order from dry to sweet. And we were literally able to go down the endless row of wines to find our favorites!

homestead winery

Messina Hof

The last winery of the day was Messina Hof, which is situated right off of Main Street, inside the replica of the Wallis Hotel from 1891.
The tasting was set up a little differently than our previous stops. We were each given four tokens to be used in exchange for a taste of a different wine. It was a little disappointing because we wanted to try everything, but we were still able to get a good idea of what their wines have to offer.
 messina hof

If you’re headed to North Texas and are a wine enthusiast, I encourage you to book a tour with Grapevine Wine Tours.  Of course if you’re local look into it as well, tours can be done with a minimum of just four people.  It’s a great thing to do for birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls night out or for team building or as a corporate event as well.

It was actually dark by the time we left the last winery!

messina hof
After all this excitement, we decided to keep the fun going and head to Glass Cactus, a local dance club/bar. It has been a couple years since I had been and I knew it would be a blast.
glass cactus
It was definitely a blast, however, I might have broke it down a little too hard… I think I pulled something in my leg. I remember trying to “drop it like its hot” and felt my thighs start burning. I mean, when Beyonce comes on, you cant just stand there and dance like a white girl! You must attempt the single ladies video 🙂 Lets just say, I am STILL sore after a week!! But it was ALL worth it!!

The convenience of choosing to do a wine tasting experience with Grapevine Wine Tours is so worth it.  Included in the price of your tour ($79.50 for lunch, $89.50 for dinner) is roundtrip transportation from one of three Grapevine Hotels, wine tastings, your meal, and all taxes and gratuities at the facilities you visit.  The only extra expenses you will have is if you choose to purchase any wine at the wineries (And if you like one buy it.  These wines are not sold in retail locations in the area, just at the wineries) and a gratuity for your tour guide driver.  If all the tour guides are like the one we had, you’re in for a fun filled time and will learn a lot about wine production in Texas and the history of the city of Grapevine.

Have an awesome weekend friends!!

Brittany 🙂

  • haha that’s too funny about dropping it like it’s hot!! I get sore after dancing too, it makes me feel so old!! What a fun mom’s weekend out. You can’t beat a weekend at a winery!! Have a great weekend, Brittany!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • Getting old is no joke lol – have a great weekend! 🙂

  • This looks like so much fun!! That food looks amazing and the wineries… so pretty!! I loooooove going out and dancing (which happens less than once a year now! ha!) but I totally think I can break it down too – so sore the next week!! Have a fun weekend!

    • Totally! You think you got this on the dance floor and then you cant move all of a sudden 🙂

  • I love the group name and that movie haha I’m glad you were able to get away and get some girl time in. It’s good for the soul!

    • OMG it was totally fitting too lol – AND Much needed! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • What a fun girl’s trip! You all look fantastic and the winery looks amazing.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • I can just picture you busting moves, girl! This looks and sounds like SO much fun! I don’t do wine…but I would do this. Haha!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • It was a blast! Still paying for the dancing but it was worth it 🙂

  • What a fun weekend! Looks like ya’ll had such a great time! Happy Friday!
    Xo
    Elizabeth
    http://stripesandsolitaires.com/

  • How fun! I love wine weekend girls’ trips…my last one was too long ago. I need to plan one!

  • This looks like such a fun way to weekend! You look gorgeous as usual!

  • Omg this sounds so fun!! I’ve always wanted to go in a wine tour! I need to do that with my girlfriends soon!

    Xo, Steph
    http://www.sassandsun.com

    • It was a blast! You totally need to 🙂

  • Looks like y’all had a great time. I wish I could do this all the time! I am obsessed with wine

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com