The pandemic is starting to go away so now it’s time to get out with others and stomp on some grapes! Last year did not allow the number of grape stomps to happen but they’re back this year. Here are some tips:
- Check the winery’s website and Facebook page to keep up to date with times and any other important things that may come up.
- Wear appropriate clothing because you will get messy, especially your legs and feet. Bring a towel, replacement shoes, etc. that you may need to clean up after you stomp.
- Tell all your friends what you are doing that day by using social media. Tag #TexasWineLover!
Enjoy some of the following grape stomps. When you go to a harvest party or grape stomp in Texas, tell them Texas Wine Lover sent you! Cheers!
July 3, 2021
Wild Stallion Vineyards
One of the first wineries to have a grape stomp is Wild Stallion Vineyards near Houston. Harvesting will happen early in the morning followed by grape stomping.
July 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, August 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2021
Windy Winery does it right by celebrating harvest for nine weekends! Pick grapes, stomp some grapes, and enjoy live music. Check their Facebook page event for more information.
July 17, 2021
Haak Vineyards & Winery
Santa Fe, Texas
The Grape Harvest and Stomp at Haak Vineyards & Winery is sure to be a fun day with harvesting the grapes in the morning followed by the grape stomp.
July 24, 31, August 7, 2021
Texas Heritage Vineyard
Come stomp to get the full experience of the harvest season at Texas Heritage Vineyard. Each ticket includes a t-shirt and tasting of their Texas wine. Tickets can be purchased online.
July 24-25, 31, August 1, 7-8, 14-15, 2021
Pleasant Hill Winery
Pleasant Hill Winery also celebrates crushing grapes big-time with four big weekends. At the different grape stomps, you’ll get purple feet and a special T-shirt for your stomping. Tickets required. Check their website for more information.
July 31, 2021
Blue Lotus Winery and Texas Mead Works
Kick off your shoes and join the winery for an unforgettable experience with barefoot grape stomping fun at Blue Lotus Winery and Texas Mead Works. Of course, you get a t-shirt with your own purple footprints. Reservations required.
August 7, 14, 21, 27-28, 2021
Messina Hof Bryan Harvest Festival
Messina Hof has a month-long harvest festival in Bryan with picking and stomping of the grapes that are used to make their award-winning Ports. There are also many other events happening during the month. Please see their website for all the event dates and more information.
August 7, 2021
Lost Oak Winery
The 13th Annual Harvest Fiesta & Grape Stomp will take place on August 7 at Lost Oak Winery. The event is free to attend, but you must purchase tickets to stomp grapes. Live music and a food truck will make your day enjoyable. More information is on their Facebook page.
August 7, 2021
The Grape Stomp Festival at Bernhardt Winery lets you stomp some grapes and get a commemorative Bernhardt t-shirt. Live music, fresh local eats, and handcrafted wine will be available. Check their website for more information.
August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
Hye Meadow Winery
The Hye Meadow Winery Grape Stomp happens every Saturday in August. There is a production tour, souvenir item, tasting, and stomping grapes. Check the website for the tickets on sale.
August 14, 2021
Texas Wine Collective
Texas Wine Collective will hold a grape stomp and paella party on August 14th. There is a live music, dinner, wine, and special pricing on select wine. More information is on their website.
August 14-15, 21-22, 2021
290 Wine Castle
Johnson City, Texas
290 Wine Castle held their first harvest grape stomp a couple of years ago and it was so popular they are bringing it back for two weekends! Stomp away and get a souvenir t-shirt. See their Facebook page for more information.
September 3-4, 2021
Messina Hof Hill Country Harvest Festival
Messina Hof Hill Country Winery will host its annual Harvest Festival in Fredericksburg. Stomp the grapes and get a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt! Check the website for both days of the Hill Country Harvest Festival.
September 4, 2021
Longhorn Cellars will be having their Kickass Grape Stomp on September 4th from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Get your tickets at their Facebook page!
September 4-5, 2021
Join Pedernales Cellars for their Grape Stomp overlooking the beautiful Pedernales River Valley. Hop into a harvest bin full of grapes, stomp around, then put your juice-soaked footprint onto your Grape Stomp t-shirt. Get your tickets on their website quickly!
September 16-19, 2021
City of Grapevine, Texas
The 35th Annual GrapeFest will be held for four days and two-person teams will create their own “I Love Lucy” moment and take turns stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. Sessions will be held throughout the weekend and fill up quickly, so get there early to register. More information on the GrapeStomp is on their website.
How does one preserve the wine stains from a grape stomp?
Jeff Cope says
Hmm, good question. I assume you are talking about the grape-stomped t-shirts you receive at a grape stomp. I have a couple of t-shirts that I wear and just normally wash. So far, the stains are still there and I don’t think they’re going to come out.