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Wine Tours Cruise Grapevine

Grapevine Wine Tours draw praise … from tour organizer

By Bruce Felps
|  Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012  |  Updated 3:57 PM CDT
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Grapevine Wine Tours launched last weekend to great laurels and fanfare, according to Ladd Biro, the lead fanfare-er and tour organizer.

The press release announcing the launch contained at least nine glowing adjectives — “award-winning,” “most-acclaimed,” “unique,” “delicious,” “fabulous,” “rich,” “extraordinary,” and so on — in the first six sentences, and OK, we get it, it’s nice.
 
Seriously, though, the tour sounds cool enough. It rotates among the seven wineries in Grapevine — Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, D’Vine Wine, Farina’s Winery & Café, Homestead Winery, La Buena Vida Vineyards, and Su Vino Winery — including stops for lunch or dinner, plus tastings at each of the vino stops.
 
Biro said in the release, the tours attract out-of-town visitors and locals, which pretty much covers everybody — if you’re here you either live here or you’re visiting here, right? — mostly hotel guests or corporate tours.
 
Lunch tours run from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mondays-Fridays; and dinner tours happen from 5–9 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays and 5–10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.
 
The company also targets birthday celebrations and girls nights out, but oddly doesn’t mention nights out with the guys or bachelor parties, and the lunch tour would seem simply divine before heading over to the ballpark to catch a twi-night doubleheader.
 

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He wonders if Esparza’s is still downtown.


 

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