Panjim, Jan 21: Grape Escapade 2015 – The biggest of world renowned wine festivals held in India is set to encapsulate the spirit of Goa and Goan lifestyle from January 23 – January 26, 2015. Organized since 2005, the Grape Escapade 2015 is set to be the best edition this year with wines, haute cuisine and an entertainment extravaganza that will add glamour to the proceedings. The festival is being organized by Goa Tourism at the D. B. Bandodkar Grounds, Campal, and Panjim.
The first day’s program on January 23, 2015 is the inauguration of the Grape Escapade 2015 at 7.00 pm at the D B Bandodkar Ground Campal, Panjim, Goa by Mr. Kewal Sharma IAS Chief Secretary and in presence of other senior Officials from Goa Tourism and State Administration.
[su_frame]One of the largest lifestyle fests, featuring food, wines and everything Goan, is all set to be held at Panjim from January 23-26[/su_frame]
[su_highlight background=”#ebd81c” color=”#fafcfc”]January 23, 2015: – 6.45 pm: Dance performance by Darren and Raquel – 7.15 pm: Duet and solo performance – 8.30 pm: Crimson Tide. [/su_highlight]
[su_highlight background=”#e61ceb” color=”#fafcfc”]January 24, 2015: – 6.00 pm: Duet performance – 7.00 pm: Bollywood and Goan folk dance performance – 7.30 pm: Fashion Show -8.15 pm: A live band [/su_highlight]
[su_highlight background=”#42eb1c” color=”#fafcfc”]January 25, 2015: – 6.15 pm: Duet/solo performance. – 7.15 pm: Bollywood dance performance (The Ace) dance Co. – 7.35 pm: The Grape Escapade Queen contest . – 8.30 pm onwards: The Grape Stomping and live Band ( Alcatraz).[/su_highlight]
[su_highlight background=”#1c67eb” color=”#fafcfc”]January 26, 2015: – 5.15 pm: Wine Tasting Sessions. – 6.15 pm: Kingfisher Voice of Goa/Lui live and solo/Joe/singers of Anathashram. – 8.00 pm: African acrobats. – 8.15 pm: Live band and dance troupe (Carlos and Friends) with Varun Carvalho in attendance.[/su_highlight]
The Grape Stomping, which is a tradition at the festival, is a source of much delight and fun for the visitors and is an intrinsic part of the festival this year as well. Goa Tourism is expecting an overwhelming response of participants from the trade and industry to the festival this year as well. Goa Tourism is expecting an increase in B2B participants between wineries, hoteliers and restaurants as Grape Escapade provides a platform for business and trade partnerships at every edition organized during the last one decade. Exclusive wine tasting sessions will be conducted on all four days for invitees and wine connoisseurs. Attractive discounts are also levied upon purchases by visitors to the festival.
[su_frame]Crowning of the Grape Escapade Queen 2015 is also a key highlight of the four day festivities and will be held on January 26, 2015.[/su_frame]
Some of the leading wineries participating in the Grape Escapade include SDU Winery-Deva Wines, Four Seasons, Fratelli Wines, Charosa, Mercury Winery Pvt Ltd. (Aryaa Wines), Ocean King Distillers, Big Banyan, Sula Vineyards , Indus Vineyards, Pheonix Alcobevz, Good Drop Wine, Myra Vineyards, Grover Zampa Vineyards, The Tonia Group and Santanse Wines.
Among the Hotels participating include Acacia Luxury Hotels, Elliots – Majorda, Hungry Hatz Grill, O’Coqueiro Hotels, Kudos, Janet & Johns, M/S Flying Dolphin Beachside Café & Bar with Tapas, Destination One, Mughlai Munch, Off The Wall, Anand Ashram, Flavours24, Chicken Man Restaurant, Vasquito’s, Firangi Nawab, The Chocolate Man’s Production, Geoffrey Fernnandes, Sandwich King and Goa Culture Guild.