Fence Stile welcomed a parade of guests to the winery and crush pad for an old-fashioned grape stomping. The annual event is our way of closing out the grape harvest season. We picked Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Seyval, Chambourcin, and Concord grapes with the help of many harvest volunteers from six acres of vineyards. The juice from this 2018 grape harvest will become future wine vintages.
Grape stomping is squishy fun for all ages. Guests rolled up their pant legs and pulled up their skirts, stepped inside a tub filled with Concord grapes, and stomped away, "I Love Lucy" style. Check out the gallery of photos below and some video of grape stompers in action.
Thanks to the many guests that came out, participated, and relaxed on the patio and Tasting Room on a balmy Sunday. As always, thanks to our many harvest volunteers that helped us throughout the season.
In the background, Shriti's wonder-dog Kai found a playmate, Murphy, as they ran, ran, and ran more all afternoon.
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