Texas International Produce Association Announces Inaugural Viva Fresh Winery Tour; Dante Galeazzi Shares
MISSION, TX - A new area of agriculture is being tapped with the Texas International Produce Association’s (TIPA) recent announcement. For the first time, the organization will be adding a Winery Tour to take place during the Viva Fresh Expo on April 21. Held in Grapevine, Texas, the tasting is sponsored by SunFed and Lakeway, providing a new networking opportunity in addition to the Viva Fresh Golf Tournament.
“We are extremely proud of what we’ve built through Viva Fresh since 2015, but we understand we need to continuously be pushing ourselves to look at the show with a fresh perspective,” said Dante Galeazzi, Chief Executive Officer and President of TIPA. “We know there is demand for networking opportunities aside from golf on Thursday, and a wine tasting felt like the perfect addition to our Viva Fresh lineup. We are incredibly excited to kick that off this year in Grapevine.”
Early bird sign-ups have already shown a strong buyer turnout. According to a press release, buses will depart from the Gaylord Texan Resort at 12 pm and will return participants by 6 p.m.
Grapevine serves as an industry leader with award-winning wineries and winemakers. The city itself is named after the wild mustang grapes that grew on the Grape Vine Prairie. Grapevine is also home to the premier Urban Wine Trail in Texas as well as the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Grape Fest®.
The tour will consist of four wine tasting room stops in downtown Grapevine:
- Messina Hof Grapevine Winery: Opened in late 2014 and featuring more than 50 wines from 28 different varietals
- Delaney Vineyards: This winery channels a simple elegance that allows visitors the chance to smell the roses while enjoying a refreshing glass of wine
- Cross Timbers Winery: This winery offers a unique wine tasting experience, featuring 11 varietals grown in the High Plains
- Landon Winery: Its use of stainless-steel tanks and American and French oak barrels are examples of the ingenuity and complexity of the Landon winemaking process
Viva Fresh attendees can sign up for the winery tour during online registration, and participation is limited to small groups. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this inaugural event!