Kiepersol Winery gave thanks for another harvest with its recent Vine Day event. During the annual event, which takes place in October, musicians serenade the vines “to sleep.”

The tradition, which is unique to Kiepersol, comes from the Old World stated winery officials.

“Grape growing is a year-round job with only one harvest and the event is a way to thank God for our bountiful harvest and pray for rest over the vineyard as it prepares for the next season,” Kiepersol Storyteller Michael Roth said.

The all-day event began at 11 a.m. Saturday and included a local orchestra lulling the vines to sleep along with live music from East Texas Band Roadkeeper. The festivities included vendors, food trucks, wine and spirits tasting, winery and distillery tours and a ceremonial Prayer of Thanksgiving.

Kiepersol is a 100% estate grown winery with all wines coming from the 63-acres on the property and producing, on average, 140 tons of grapes each season. This year marks the winery’s 20th year in business.

The family-run business, which is south of Tyler near Bullard, also includes a distillery, tasting rooms, elegant steakhouse restaurant, event venues, a boutique, upscale RV park and bed and breakfast rooms.

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