Have Fun Stomping Grapes – 2017


stomping grapesDoes stomping grapes with your bare feet sound like fun? Find a grape stomp and learn how to squish some grapes. It is hilarious fun!

It’s been a long time since grapes have been crushed by foot. Today they are carefully crushed using the latest technology. Regulations prohibit any juice from the old fashioned grape stomps from being used to produce wine.

You’ll find grape stomps are still popular during the harvest season, from August through October. Get ready to squish some Zinfandel between your toes! As it gets closer to Harvest Time, more grape stomps will be advertising the dates for this year’s grape stomps.

Southern California Grape Stomps

Orfila Vineyards

Orfila Vineyards – Escondido

Orfila Grape Stomp – August 27, 2017
Annual stomp at Orfila Vineyards & Winery. Enjoy food, dancing, friends, wine, and tractor rides.
Address: 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido, CA
Telephone: (760) 738-6500 X22

Julian Grape Stomp Festa –
Julian has a grape stomp every September as a fund raiser for the local Chamber of Commerce. The event usually takes place from 11 AM until 7 PM at

Menghini Winery

Julian Grape Stomp at Menghini Winery

Date has not yet been announced for 2017. Other fun includes music, dancing, wine tasting, arts and crafts, and more.
Address: 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian, CA
Telephone: (760) 765-1857

Grape Day Stomp –
Festivities in downtown Escondido include a 5k fun run at 7:30am, short Grape Day Parade at 9am, grape stomping, live entertainment, food court, demonstrations, vendor booths, beer garden, and more.
Address: 321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA
Telephone: (760) 743-8207

Restaurant at Mount Palomar WineryAnnual Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp at Mount Palomar –
Jump in and get your feet stomping. This event takes place at Mount Palomar Winery from 11am-5pm. Reservations are normally required to participate.
Address: 33820 Rancho California, Temecula, CA
Telephone: (951) 676-5047 x7261

Central California Grape Stomps

The Great Grape Stomp
Enjoy grape stomping, food, wine, live music, and vineyard hay rides. There is a charge for stomping grapes and it sells out in advance every year. 11am-4pm.
Location: Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA
Telephone: (805) 693-8864

Opolo Vineyards Paso RoblesHarvest Wine Weekend – October 20-22, 2017
Enjoy 3 days of celebrations that include grape stomping, food, special wine tastings, vineyard tours, blending seminars, and more.
Opolo Winery Grape Stomp –
Grape stomping, folk dancing, gypsy serenades, wine, and food.
Location: Opolo Winery, 7110 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles, CA
Tickets go on sale April 1.

Northern California Grape Stomps

Meyer Family Cellars

Meyer Family Cellars

Yorkville Highlands Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp
Enjoy wine tasting, food, silent auction, grape stomping, and other fun.
Location: Meyer Family Cellars, 19750 Hwy. 128, Yorkville, CA
Telephone: (707) 895-2341

Grich HillsHarvest Grape Stomp –
Stomp grapes from 10am-4pm daily at Grgich Hills Estate. There is a charge for grape stomping, t-shirt, and wine tasting of three wines.
Address: 1829 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, CA
Telephone: (707) 963-2784

Tahoe City Grape Stomp
Teams of 3 or 4 stomp grapes to win prizes. Enjoy wine tasting, stomping, and live music.
Location: Cobblestone Center, 475 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

Clos du ValClos Du Val Grape Stomp Weekend –
Stomp enough grapes to fill a bottle! Stomping following by an outdoor BBQ. Prizes given.
Address: 5330 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Telephone: (707) 261-5251

You Pick It, You Stomp It –
Spend a day of Brix testing, picking, and stomping followed with a catered lunch.
Location: Schweiger Vineyards, 4015 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena, CA
Telephone: (707) 963-4882

Calaveras Grape Stomp October 1, 2017
This popular grape stomp takes place in the Gold Rush town of Murphys from 9:30 AM until 5 PM. Enjoy squishing grapes, art, food, street fair with over 100 vendors, auction, and wine.
Location: Downtown Murphys at the community park on S. Algiers
Telephone: (209) 754-0127

World Championship Grape Stomp – Santa Rosa –
Winners from stomps around the country and the world travel to the Sonoma County Harvest Fair to compete for the World Championship Title. 2 person teams work together to produce the most juice. Other events at the Harvest Fair include wine tasting, art show, agricultural demos, and a carnival.
Location: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA
Telephone: (707) 545-4200

Harvest Party at Bourassa Vineyards –
Grape stomping, wine, roasted pig, cigars, and Port.
Address: 190 Camino Oruga, Napa, CA
Telephone: (707) 254-4922

Steele WinerySteele Wines Harvest Festival –
This is a popular yearly event that begins with a 5K/10K and 5K walk amid the vineyards and orchards. Enjoy wine tasting, food, stomping grapes, and vendor booths from 10am-4pm.
Address: 4350 Thomas Dr., Lakeport, CA
Telephone: (707) 279-9475

Have you experienced stomping grapes before? If so, please share your experiences with us by leaving a comment below. Thank you!


Leave a Reply

Notify of