Opening of Grapefest

And we were there.  The weather was perfect; overcast and cool but no rain, and we were ready to enjoy.  We got there just in time for the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic at 7 p.m. and prepared to cast our votes.  Some of my favorite wines were from Texas Hills, Llano Estacado, Lightcatcher, McPherson, and Messina Hof.  We also tasted some from Cross Timbers, Delaney, Brennan, Homestead, La Buena Vida, and a few others.  This is the perfect event to discover new wineries and new wines.  I tasted quite a few Muscats which seem to be everywhere this year, and was also partial to several white and red blends.  I’m no connoisseur, but I do know what I like.  Jason, being a fan mostly of only reds, tried more of those than I did.  I tend to lean more towards whites in warm weather, but this being Grapefest, I tried to be an equal opportunity taster.  🙂

As you can see, it wasn’t too crowded.  Last year we went to the tasting on Saturday evening and it was wall to wall people.  Not to mention being crazy hot, which was a problem we won’t be having this year.  The weather looks to be just about perfect all weekend.

Today I’ll be volunteering at the festival (hey, it sounded a lot more fun than going to work!) so look for a post on that later.  We recommend everyone get in on the action and volunteer for a few hours; it’s a great time and a nice way to give back to the community.

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