Wine Wednesday: Grape Escapes This Friday

My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more.

Jill M. Rohrbach

Eager to discover some new wines? Here’s an event that provides just that opportunity – the 8th annual Grape Escapes on Friday, Feb. 26 in Fort Smith.

Grape Escapes is a cocktail-style party where guests enjoy more than 600 delightful and exotic wines from around the world while area restaurants and caterers share their delicacies. It’s black-tie optional. With that many wines open before you, you’re sure to discover a new vineyard or varietal. Look for the Arkansas wineries while you’re there.

You can also bid on luxury getaways and dance to live music. Some of the featured auction items this are week long trips, weekend trips and tickets for Razorback football games as well as a Mexican feast at Nancy Orr Ranch and a gorgeous piece of Hearts on Fire Jewelry.

The event takes place at the Holiday Inn City Center and admission is $100 per ticket. Phone 479-478-5556 or visit for details.

Grape Escapes is a fundraiser hosted by Bost, which provides services to 700 people with disabilities throughout western Arkansas. The foundation’s programs are targeted to reach people with disabilities of all ages, ranging from six weeks old through adulthood.
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