With some 310 wineries, Texas is the
nation’s fifth largest wine-producing state.
Headquarters of the Texas Wine and Grape
Growers Association and home to the annual
four-day GrapeFest in September, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, Grapevine, with 200-plus restaurants, is a fruitful
destination for both wining and dining.
“The tremendous diversity in Grapevine’s
restaurant scene makes it the perfect desti-
nation for any meeting or group,” said Brady
Closson, managing director of sales and
marketing for the Grapevine CVB. “From
Tex-Mex and barbeque to upscale and
trendy, our options satisfy every appetite
Featuring 10 winery tasting rooms, in-
cluding Messina Hof Grapevine, the state’s
most-awarded winery, Grapevine’s preemi-
nent Urban Wine Trail is for tours, seasonal
themed events, and sampling wines from
Texas and around the world.
Unique dining choices include Tolbert’s
Restaurant & Chili Parlor. First opened in
Dallas in 1976, this famed restaurant and
live-music venue is renowned for its Bowl
of Red (chili). Housed in Grapevine’s first
automotive garage from 1911 and featur-
ing an original 1928 Model T, Willhoite’s
restaurant offers a Texas buffet, live music
and provides party rooms and catering.
True to its smoke-infused name, Mesquite is a hotbed for authentic barbecue,
steak and Tex-Mex flavors.
“With more than 100 restaurants, Mesquite offers many choices for groups,”
said Judy Skowron, director of the Mesquite CVB. “For adventurous delegates,
our Barbecue Trail features seven great
BBQ restaurants within easy driving distance of the Mesquite Convention Center
and Exhibit Hall. “Other local options
include family-owned Martinez Restaurant for Tex-Mex, with event space for 100
people, and Spring Creek BBQ, hosting
When business plans bring you to Plano or even
nearby Dallas, plan to be successful. We can
connect you with the perfect hotel in Plano. There
are world-class accommodations aplenty, ideal for
doing meetings or nothing or at all. When business
time is over, your free time can be fun times filled
with light sight seeing or serious shopping.
1-800-81-plano • visitplano.com
People Connect Here.
THE MINUTE YOU ARRIVE,
THERE’S AN INSTANT CONNECTION.
15-PNO-1581 Meetings Today January_FINAL.indd 1 12/15/15 3:01 PM
MEXICAN SUGAR, PLANO
FORT WORTH CVB