What a great day! Saturday was cold but clear, a perfect day for a Valentine’s Day wine trail in Grapevine. We headed out with a dozen or so friends and spent the afternoon walking around downtown Grapevine and checking out the wineries. It was great fun – I for one can’t wait to do it again.
Each of the wineries had different offerings of wine and food. We particularly liked the Sangiovese at Cross Timbers, the Texas Rio and Chardonnay at D’Vine, the Tipsy Reindeer Red and Ruby Port at Su Vino, the Bois d’Arc at Homestead, and the Chardonnay and the Aeroport at La Buena Vida.
I do have to say I was underwhelmed by the food for the most part. Farina’s had pasta and La Buena Vida had panini and both of those were tasty. The rest was pretty forgettable (cubes of cheese such as you’d get at the grocery store with saltine crackers, for example). I love good food and it doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated.
It was really festive to see all the people walking Main Street and going in and out of the various wineries. Some were a bit crowded, but overall not too bad. It took about 4 hours to make our way through each of the wineries and we could probably have taken longer. It was good that they had two days for this wine trail to spread out the crowds a bit.
This is a great event and a pretty good deal for what you get (total of 21 tastings of wine, a souvenier glass and a bottle of wine, food at each stop). We also took our friends’ advice to drive to the middle of Main Street after the Cross Timbers stop (we parked behind Willhoite’s) and then we could walk everywhere we needed to go.
All wine lovers in Grapevine should put the wine trails on their list. 🙂