6 Summer Wine Festivals to Attend in Dallas-Fort Worth

Summers can be miserable hot in the Lone Star State, but that doesn’t stop Texans from enjoying wine festivals during the sunny season.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has six summer events perfect for wine lovers, from a disco-themed vintage train ride to a festive Italian holiday celebration. Some activities are kid-friendly, while others cater to those who prefer an adults-only excursion.

Events are listed by date. Enjoy the sips of summer, but drink responsibly.

Dallas’ Barcelona Wine Bar is hosting a cocktail party where guests can sample 30 organic wines, along with tapas and paella. Last year, the wine bar’s selection was named the best organic wine in the world by World of Fine Wine.

The party is Sunday, July 21 from 2-4 p.m Tickets is $65. It will be on the patio of the wine bar, located at 5016 Miller Ave.

Everyone aboard! The Grapevine Vintage Railroad regularly runs themed tours, including ones for passengers over 21 only. On the disco-inspired Friday, July 26, the ride will be especially groovy.

The Disco Wine Train is a two-hour journey, complete with disco music and funky lights. Passengers receive two complimentary glasses of Texas wine served in a souvenir glass and savory bites. Themed costumes are encouraged.

The train will run rain or shine. Boarding begins at 7:05 PM and departure is at 7:25 PM, from 705 S. Main St. Tickets costs $52 and seats can be selected at the time of purchase.

Grab your best Hawaiian shirt because it’s time to hit the beach in downtown Denton. On Wednesday, July 31, the Denton Wine Tasting Tour hosts a tropical-themed event featuring summer wines and over 20 stops.

Attendees will receive a personalized wine glass and samples at each participating company. Food trucks will be on site with small bites made for wine pairings, as musicians perform live in Denton square. At the end of the evening there will be a raffle with three prizes totaling $600.

Seriously, dress for the theme. Those who dress up get an extra ticket.

The wine tour runs from 18.00 to 21.00. Check-in is at Miss Angeline’s at 125 E. Oak St. Tickets is $25 in advance and $30 day of.

Landon Winery hosts slider-and-wine celebrations at each of its six Dallas-Fort Worth locations in July and August. Attendees will sip a variety of wines along with chef-prepared gourmet sliders and truffle fries.

The menu includes six different wines and three types of sliders. The event is 7pm to 8.30pm each date, with $44 tickets.

Party dates and locations are:

Ferragosto is a nationwide holiday in Italy, often celebrated by going to the beach. Although there is no coast in North Texas, Lamberti’s Ristorante and Wine Bar in Irving celebrates Ferragosto with a tasting of all things Italian.

The event includes wine samples from all 20 regions of Italy. Free snacks are offered throughout the day. There will also be a children’s zone with face painting, sidewalk chalk and the traditional Ferragosto treat of watermelon.

Lamberti’s celebration is Saturday, August 17 at 12.00 to 16.00 Tickets is $35 and each adult admission grants access to two children. The address is 7701 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Send off the summer at GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the American Southwest. The four-day celebration includes live music, kid-friendly activities and, of course, a variety of wines. It’s September 12th through 15th in downtown Grapevine.

Attendees 21 and older can vote for their favorite Texas wine during a people’s choice contest and explore global flavors at an international wine fair. Those who want to get their feet dirty can try to squeeze out the most grape juice for a shot at the championship. Between eventthe whole family can enjoy games and rides at a carnival midway.

Tickets is on sale now. Day passes are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Children under 5 enter for free. Those planning to attend the entire weekend can purchase a $20 pass for Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission.

The festival is free all day on Thursday 12 September and until 5pm on Friday 13 September.

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