I LOVE WINE!!! My close friends and family say I'm a "wino", but of course I don't think I am. I only drink wine on social occasions, after a long day of work, when I'm watching my favorite shows, and for relaxation. What constitutes a "wino".. I have no idea. How about you tell me!? :p On a day when I want to taste local wines, and window shop I head to Grapevine. The city of Grapevine, which is home to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, lives up to it's name by providing several local areas for wine tasting. You can find a lot of these places in Downtown Grapevine, which if you haven't been... is filled with local boutiques that sell anything from costume jewelry, antiques, home decor, garden and outdoor, western wear, candy shops, Texas Humour nick-nacks, pet gear, cigars, and lots more! This is the city where GrapeFest Wine Festival takes place and let me tell you....IT. IS. AWESOME!!!
So if you are looking for a place to take your fellow "winos"... first stop DELANEY VINEYARDS & WINERY !
Delaney Vineyards & Winery 2000 Champagne Blvd. Grapevine, Texas 76051
Lots of Wine Barrels! You can sign up on a wait list at the end of the tour with your name and phone number to purchase one of these!
I just LOVED these large double wooden doors!
The roses are planted at the end of each vineyard to determine the weather and how that will affect growth of the vineyard. For example, if the roses wither quickly, that may be pesticides (or something else) in which the staff would have to examine the vineyard more closely.
Spacious Outdoor Patio
This is definitely a place you must see when you visit! It's smaller I'm sure than other vineyards but nonetheless it's something different to do in the DFW area. And if you love wine, you don't care how large or small the vineyard is! Where there's wine is all that matters :p