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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!