Llano Estacado Winery will celebrate 37 years of Texas winemaking at the 20th annual Grape Day Celebration, Saturday October 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grape Day is a celebration of the grape harvest and the conclusion of the crush, which continues from late July to early September.  Patrons will enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local vendors, food, three bounce houses for kids, the largest screen in Lubbock to watch college football games, and live music from local favorite Bo Garza and friends.

Grape Day is the largest festival held at the winery. Guests will be able to purchase 30 Llano wines by the glass. Admission is $5.00 and tickets may be purchased at the door.  Entrance includes a commemorative wine glass and one complimentary glass of wine.

President and C.E.O., Mark Hyman, could not be more thrilled for the event this year.  “Grape Day marks the most exciting time of the year for us here at Llano Estacado Winery,” Hyman said. “The grapes are in and the festival begins.”

Tasting Room Manager, Mike Laughlin, added “This is the end of the first chapter for Llano.”  The next chapter begins in November when they break ground on an expansion.

Since 1976, Llano Estacado has expanded its production and reputation to become the largest producer of premium wines in Texas. The winery produces 150,000 cases annually and grows most of its grapes on the Texas High Plains within a 300-mile radius of Lubbock, Texas.

Nationally and internationally renowned, Llano Estacado Winery continues to win awards around the world and has received more than 1,000 awards for its wines to date. Most recently, the winery was honored with a Gold/Grand Star Winner at the 2013 Lone Star International Wine Competition for their new Viva Rosso.

From Lubbock, Llano Estacado Winery is located 3.2 miles east of HWY 87 on FM 1585.  For more information about Grape Day or the winery call (806) 745.2258, or visit www.llanowine.com.

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