CENTURIES-OLD EUROPEAN TRADITION CELEBRATED THE TEXAS WAY AT 31ST ANNUAL NEW VINTAGE WINE + GALLERY TRAIL & ART SHOW IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, APRIL 15
And Buy Tickets Now for the First-Ever Art Patron Party on April 14
GRAPEVINE (March 28, 2023) – Take part in history at The Blessing of the Vines and Procession during Grapevine’s New Vintage Wine + Gallery Trail & Art Show, presented by Park Place Lexus, Jaguar, and Land Rover Grapevine! You’ll not only make memories by toasting new release wines and experiencing breathtaking art, but also by being part of a historic procession.
On April 15, the Blessing of the Vines and Procession takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Peace Plaza at Grapevine Main. Take part in the centuries-old European tradition that includes the carrying of one-hundred pounds of fresh grapes, a 3-foot-tall carved statue of St. Urbanis, the patron saint of vine-dressers, a statue of the night watchman and flags representing Grapevine’s six sister cities, Wine Pouring Society and more. Then, Father Mel will bless the new release wines and the 2023 vines to ensure a bountiful harvest. There will be mariachis and you might run into the Greek god of wine, Bacchus, and his love Ariadne.
In Europe, wine flows from the fountains, but in Grapevine, Texas, it flows from a historic grape crushing truck. Miss Grapevine, as she’s affectionately called, is a 1929 Chevy from the prohibition era. There were only three of these trucks ever made and Grapevine has the only one still in existence today. Guests can take in these events and the art tent at Peace Plaza for free.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., ticket holders get a souvenir wine glass and a passport to guide them through Historic Downtown Grapevine. Stroll along Main Street and experience tastings and small bites at the winery tasting rooms. Enjoy some chocolate when you pop into the incredible art galleries and working artist studios while walking the public art trail on Historic Main Street. Tickets for the New Vintage Wine + Gallery Trail & Art Show are $55 per person. There is also a complimentary Yum Trail option- a thank you for designated drivers.
New this year: Be the first to attend the all-new Art Patron Party at Peace Plaza on Friday, April 14. From 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. take part in an interactive event that features stunning paintings and sculptures from international-recognized artists from across the North Texas region. Patrons can visit with the artists and purchase their favorite works. There will be wine from Llano Estacado Winery, craft brew, floating appetizers, live jazz music included with each ticket. Patron tickets are $75 per person.
The New Vintage Wine + Gallery Trail & Art Show, presented by Park Place Lexus, Jaguar and Land Rover Grapevine is one of Grapevine’s most popular annual events. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
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