Goa Tourism is all set to launch the Grape Escapade 2015 from January 23- 26, 2015 at the D. B. Bandodkar Grounds, Campal, and Panjim. Organised 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 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. The festival will bring together restaurateurs, hoteliers, wineries and lifestyle brands, all under one roof. More than 20 wineries will pour wines, while around 15 restaurants and catering companies will offer a range of gourmet food classics, including barbecues, pasta, oriental cuisine and other delicacies. Vegetarian options, chicken, and meat dishes will also be available, as will a bevy of luscious sweet treats. The festival also adds economic value to Goa every year as it brings together restaurateurs, wineries, and hospitality and lifestyle players and provides business networking opportunities to F&B managers and wine manufacturing units. Leading wineries, hoteliers and restaurateurs like Diageo Malaya Wines, Bohemia Wine, Four Season Wine, Sula wines, Chateau Indigo, Howling Wolves, Big Banyan Wine, Mandalavalley Wine, Zampa Wines, N.D. Wines, Nira Valley Wine, Vinsura Wine, Berkmann Wine Cellars India, Vintage Wine, Mums Kitchen, Vasquitos, Bottle Bay, Zeebop and Khanasutra have participated in the Grape Escapade in the past. Dilip Parulekar, tourism minister, Govt of Goa said, \u201cLast year we had 40,000 participants and visitors during the four-day Grape Escapade and it was an enthralling experience for one and all. We are sure that this year too it will be a success.\u201d Nilesh Cabral, chairman, GTDC said, \u201cThis year the numbers should double in view of the increasing responses received.\u201d 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 organised during the last one decade.