I was invited to participate in a complimentary tour with Grapevine Wine Tours, all opinions are my own.
Do you ever feel like you’ve lived somewhere so long that surely you have seen and done all the cool things there are to do in your city? Me too, at least that is what I thought until I had the opportunity to join a some of my favorite local bloggers for a fun girls night out with Grapevine Wine Tours.
I think of “tours” as something only tourist do when they are visiting from out of town, but my recent tour with Grapevine Wine Tours was a fantastic opportunity to learn a little more about the history of the city as well as enjoy a little taste of the renowned food and wine right here in my own backyard. We began our tour at the Embassy Suites Grapevine, however the tour also picks up from several other local hotels including Great Wolf Lodge and the Hilton. They will even pick you up in the burbs if you have a group of 15 or more!
The four hour tour runs at either lunch or dinner time and takes you to two different wineries and a restaurant for a nice 3-course meal. Our tour visited the Homestead Winery, Delaney Vineyards and dinner was at the well know Winewood restaurant.
Our first stop at Homestead Winery was a quaint historic home that had been converted to a tasting room with a cute little gift shop and lots of outdoor seating. This is a location that is great for anyone looking for a relaxed and charming setting to sample and purchase award-winning local wine.
Our next stop at Delaney Vineyards was probably my favorite, but that’s just because I’m a sucker for the pretty rows and rows of vines! Delaney Vineyards has an actual vineyard on site and we were fortunate enough to learn all about the process from harvest to bottling. While their main vineyard is in Lamesa, Texas, the Grapevine vineyard grows ten acres of Cynthiana grapes, which is a hybrid vine that does well in our tough clay soil and can withstand the summer heat and humidity. They have a gorgeous facility that can be rented out for parties and weddings and a room full of vintage wine barrels, which I am dying to get my hands on one of those…I can think of a ton of DIY projects I could use them for!
Photo Courtesy of Delaney Vineyards
After a few tastings and great conversation we loaded back up on our tour bus and headed over to Winewood Grill for dinner. Our group was seated in a private dinning room where they had prepared 3 tastings that would pair well with the chef selected menu for the evening. I had the salmon with veggies and it was delicious, but the dessert was amazing! A decadent brownie served with homemade vanilla ice cream was the perfect way to end an amazing evening.
If you are looking for something new and exciting to check out in the area I highly recommend the Grapevine Wine Tours. It is the perfect choice for a corporate event, girls night out, bachelor/bachelorette party, or just a great way to explore with a fun group of friends!
Set up your own wine tour with Grapevine Wine Tours online or by calling (817)259-WINE and get a 10% discount off Grapevine lunch and dinner tours only by using code BLOG10. But hurry, this code will expire September 1st, 2014.