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The Grape Escapade

The Grape Escapade

The Grape Escapade is a 4 day Food & Lifestyle festival held in Goa annually. Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) organizes the Grape Escapade Festival in Panjim. This festival serves as a good platform for international as well as the local wine makers to showcase their wines. Apart from wines, various restaurateur and hoteliers get a chance to display a wide array of local and global cuisine. The Grape Escapade Festival has been very successful in attracting tourists in large numbers, even foreign tourists. Also this festival helps in branding Goa as a lifestyle destination. The highlights of the festival are wine tasting sessions, fusion cuisine, exotic, desserts and live performances which attracts people of all ages. Apart from locals, the event also has seen a large number of foreign and domestic tourists in its past editions. Grape stomping is another highlight where guests get a chance to crush grapes with their bare-feet in large tubs to live music. Adding to the vibrancy, are special variety entertainment acts, jazz sessions, fashion shows and a beauty contest.
Previously many leading wineries and restaurateurs who had participated were Blue Star Agro Winery, Pause Wines, Rio Wine, Vintage Wines, Zampa Wines, Kingfisher Bohemia, Sula Wines, A.D Wines (Deshmukh Wines), Aditya Wine, Big Banyan , Bio Wines, Vallonne Vineyards, Prestuge Wines, Tonia, Vinee, Champagn Indage (Brew & Spirits), Reveilo, Vasquitos, Rio resort, Republic of Chicken,The HQ, Dream Cuisine, Bottle Bay, O Hotel & The Chocolate Man's Production, Natural Ice Cream, Goa Culture Guild and also various types of cheese were displayed in other stalls.