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Grapevine, TX Layover Packages

Whether you are flying on business or traveling with your family, use your layover to experience Historic Downtown Grapevine with unique shopping and dining options. You can plan an entire getaway around Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail, including visits to one of the six participating wine tasting rooms. Please click on the button below to download a PDF with all the details.

Wine & Dine Package


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A Tuscan Adventure Exclusive


Have you long dreamed of exploring the Italian countryside, lined with majestic Italian cypress, sipping on a glass of chianti at one of the oldest wineries in Italy? Or how about learning to cook an Italian specialty after truffle hunting, as you gaze out over the acres of olive groves? Does a stroll along the century old cobblestones of Cortona or Ponte Vecchio with a delicious gelato in hand, ducking into local
shops to peruse the wares of local artisans sound like a movie where YOU play the leading role?

Well, dream no longer.

Umbra Winery is thrilled to offer you such an experience. We have partnered with a local tour company to create an itinerary that will leave you longing to return to La Dolce Vita again and again.

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For more details, please contact: Debbie Ray-Wilson, or call 817-421-2999


  • 6 nights accommodation in Superior Double Bedroom with separate bathroom, mini bar, air conditioning, Satellite TV
  • All Breakfasts
  • Transportation in a comfortable mini bus with air- conditioning / including arrival & departure from Florence
  • Expert English Speaking Tour Leaders
  • 5 guided excursions to Tuscan Towns
  • Food Lovers Tour of Florence with expert guide, several food samplings
  • One hands on cooking class
  • 5 lunches – wine not included unless specified
  • All Dinners – wine not included unless specified
  • Winery tour admittance and tasting


To ensure a unique and intimate experience, this event is limited to 20 persons and is initially exclusive to Umbra Wine Club members at a preferred price. In the event spaces remain available, we will open registration to non-wine club members.
$2700 Euro per person double occupancy
$3100 Euro per person single occupancy
*There is a 250 Euro convenience fee for Non-Wine Club registrants

Our tour includes accommodations at Villa La Palagina, located in the heart of Chianti. A converted monastery, this villa will transport you back in time to the era of the Renaissance, but with all the modern comforts of satellite TV and air conditioning. Breathtaking views of the Italian countryside, you’ll
awake daily pinching yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!

Adventure Highlights

Visit a state of the art Wine Estate where you will enjoy a guided tour of the Architectural Masterpiece. The owners are the Antinori Family a
Florentine Nobile family who have been in the wine business for over 26 generations! Continue to a local winery in Chianti where we you will enjoy
lunch and incredible views of Chianti followed by shopping in the ancient town of San Giamignano for pottery, linens and more!

A Truffle Hunt in the charming hill town of San Miniato. Enjoy a pleasant walk together with Massimo and his truffle dogs and learn about this unique delicacy. After the truffle hunt arrive at a local restaurant where Massimo will show you how to prepare the truffles for your delicious lunch. After, we visit a biodynamic olive oil farm for a tour and tasting the old fashioned way. Then we make our way for dinner in the Chianti Pisani area called “Carmignano”. Carmignano is a red wine that includes grape varietals Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.

Florence Food Lovers Tour. Learn about the history of Florence’s local and regional cuisines while exploring the city’s small alleyways and walking through charming local suburbs. We’ll enjoy tastings at local merchants of biscotti, aged balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a local delicatessen. You will have the afternoon free to shop and sight see. Enjoy dinner in the city center before returning to your accommodations.

2016 Tuscan Trip Bro CA Cooking Class & Dining at the kitchen on the estate where youwill  meet your chef for a hands on cooking class followed by lunch. Enjoy time by the
pool or reading in the garden. We’ll then cap the day off with a memorable dinner at Dario Cecchinis restaurant, the famous butcher of Panzano.

Cortona and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Visit the picture perfect hill town of Cortona. Meet for lunch at a charming local restaurant in the town center. In the afternoon we will visit an exclusive boutique wine estate, by far one of the most beautiful in the area, for a tour and tasting. Visit the cellars and the most prestigious production of Vin Santo and Occhio di Pernice in Tuscany aged for a minimum of 20 years. After a tasting, we’ll return to the estate for a farewell dinner with your newly made friends. And we’ll warn you – it isn’t uncommon for tears to flow reminiscing of how this trip has truly been the trip of a lifetime.

*Sequence and content of itinerary subject to change based on availability, weather, etc.

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A Tasting Room of Wine and Meatballs

Up your fruit intake at Umbra Winery, a new wine bar and tasting room from the same-named Texas vino makers, soft-open now and grand-opening Sunday in downtown Grapevine.

This place is part of Grapevine’s urban wine trail, so you can make a day of it or swing through as part of a broader mission to sample as many local wines as you can. Either way, you’ll find a hospitable situation here of brick walls, wooden barrels and a brightly colored bar.

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A couple’s dream comes to life with new wine tasting room

John and Debbie Wilson fell in love at a wine tasting event in Irving in 2010.

Their courtship involved their shared affinity for vino with visits to Sonoma and Napa Valley, both in California. Their June 15, 2012, marriage was followed by a honeymoon in Italy, known for its vineyards, and a place where they reveled in their love with La Dolce Vita. or the sweet life.

Both had corporate jobs, his as a chemical engineer in East Texas. His commute took up valuable time away from their time together in their home in Prosper home, north of Dallas.

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