Have you ever wanted to take your turn or err stomp at smushing some grapes? Well turns out that there are a few different grape stomps happening around Washington this year. So get ready to stomp to your heart’s content and maybe even win a few prizes.
If you’re confused as to why someone would ever stomp on grapes, it’s actually an ancient wine-making process and a form of maceration. These days wineries opt for a mechanized version but it turns out that stomping on grapes can actually be a ton of fun and downright competitive. So try your luck at it this year at these four wineries.
Celebrate Festa Italiana in a big way with the Tutta Bella Grape Stomp. If you end up being the winning stomper you’ll get a thirst-quenching prize of wine. Beyond that, you can also watch chef demos, pizza tosses, and watch a Bocce tournament.
When: September 25 & 26th
Where: 305 Harrison St
This festival includes a grape stomp, live music, food trucks, and a vineyard fun run at Airfield Estates. It’s a great way to shop and support local Yakima Valley farmers, get your stomp on, and just have some good old fun!
When: October 9th
Where: 560 Merlot Drive, Prosser, WA
With different dates and locations for these two events, you can easily check them both out. Who knows you might just find that you’re a grape stomp pro. With that, get out there and have some fun. As always be sure to tag us in your best grape stomp photos!