One of the best things about Harvest time is all the fun harvest festivals (October is Harvest Wine Month in Paso Robles and the Santa Barbara Vintners October festival is a must) and Fall street fairs in California’s Central Coast wine country. The other is stomping grapes!
Several wineries in the area have grape stomping parties, some of which you can race through the vineyard, wear a toga, or see what Pinot Noir grapes taste like off the vine. Read below to get the details!
Grape Stomping in Paso Robles
Timshel Vineyards: Harvest Stomp, Vineyard Tour, Pizza & Fall Intention Setting
Celebrate Fall & Harvest Season with Timshel Vineyards on Sunday, September 25 from 3:00-6:00pm on their Templeton vineyard – tickets still available! Timshel has partnered up with the amazing Women Making Waves for an Autumnal afternoon of connecting with new season. The afternoon will include a vineyard tour, grape stomping, wine tasting, artisanal pizza & demo by Colony Culture. Ending the the event with an intention setting for Fall with Energy Healer Angelina Barbieri. Grab your tickets for our first annual Harvest Stomp to make some amazing memories & connections!
Cass Winery: Harvest Festival Grape Stomp & Tacos
Celebrate Harvest Festival at CASS Winery with an all-you-can-eat taco buffet and grape stomp. They’ll have live music, tacos and wine while you kick off your shoes & STOMP STOMP STOMP! This event is each October and sells out quickly; get details and tickets here.
Opolo Vineyards: Harvest Dinner & Grape Stomp
Two nights of Harvest celebration each year in October, where you’ll roll up your pant legs and get to stompin’! In addition to grape stomping, folk dancing, and of course, fabulous Opolo wine, you will be treated to some of Opolo’s finest food on their hilltop. The menu includes oysters, whole roasted lamb, Sarma, chicken, and all the extras. This event sells out every year, so reserve your tickets early and celebrate a great start to a successful harvest.
Grape Stomping in Santa Ynez Valley
Kalyra Winery: the Great Grape Stomp
This is one of the oldest grape stomp parties in Santa Ynez valley happening each October…and I do mean a party. You can show up in anything from a Lucy Grape Stomp outfit to a toga. Any grape-related costume is encouraged, as well as stomping (and sampling) as much wine as possible, then jumping on a drunken tractor winery tour, plus eating and dancing to live music on the front porch. Get a first-hand account and find details here.
Sunstone Winery: Harvest Stomp Party
This yearly half-day event in September is a favorite grape stomp event in the area, and sells out quickly. It’s an all-day affair in the gorgeous Provençal-style vineyard and winery. It begins with a special bubbly cocktail made just for the event, then picking grapes in the vineyard. After being educated by the winemaker and Rice family on winemaking, you’ll climb into the grape vats and stomp to your heart’s content. A gourmet picnic lunch is also included, as well as the family’s line of wines, including some from the underground, dusty library. Get details here.