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04/02/2012

Grapevine Wine Tours adds second tour bus

Grapevine Wine Tours, the operator of daily tours to North Texas wineries, has put on a second tour bus.

Co-owner Ladd Biro said demand has been consistently high for more capacity than the company's one 25-seat bus has offered. The company has had to rent additional vehicles for some tours, Biro said.

"It's gotten to the point that it makes economic sense for us to put another bus into operation, which is an exciting development for our company," Biro said. "We are getting a steady stream of large group bookings from the local hotels, as well as businesses across North Texas that are hearing great things about our tours."

The new 25-seat bus will allow the company to pick up more parties outside the Grapevine area "without disrupting our schedule," Biro said.

And it better enables the company to handle large groups, he said.

"We've handled groups of 100 and more several times, and we'll continue to do so," Biro said.

Besides wine tours, the company gets requests for wedding parties, Christmas light tours, and Cowboys and Rangers game trips, he said.

The company's daily four-hour lunch and dinner winery tours include tastings at three wineries, a meal, transportation to and from hotels, and a tour of Historic Grapevine.

Tours rotate among Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, D'Vine Wine, Farina's Winery & Cafe, Homestead, La Buena Vida Vineyards and Su Vino. Lunch and dinner tours cost $69.50 and $89.50, respectively.

- Scott Nishimura

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