While visiting a winery is already an awesome experience, all around the state dozens of wineries are welcoming in the harvest season with Grape Stomping festivals where YOU get to lend a helping hand (or should I say foot?) to produce some of Texas’s best wines. So grab some old clothes and get ready for a toe-squishing great time at one of these Texas Grape Stomps!
Blue Lotus Winery Grape Stomp! – July 28
Head to Seguin, TX this Saturday for a traditional Grape Stomp from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Blue Lotus Winery. Not only will you get to squish around in a bucket of grapes, you’ll get a special shirt for stamping your grapey footprints on afterwards. The event also includes a meal of sandwiches, salad and pie paired with your choice of two glasses of Blue Lotus wines. Buy tickets here.
Messina Hof Hill Country Harvest Festival – July 28 & Aug. 24
In celebration of the harvest, both locations of Messina Hof are hosting special grape-stomping events. Each Saturday in August, the Bryan, TX location will have Daytime Harvests with grape stomps, wine tastings and lunches. Each Saturday night features a special Harvest Festival themed-dinner. The Fredericksburg, TX location starts with a Sunset Harvest on August 24 featuring a Blessing of the Vines, grape picking and stomping, and then a Daytime Harvest Festival, Grape Stomp & Brunch on August 25. Find more information on tickets for both events here.
On August 4, this winery in Round Mountain, TX is inviting you to become a member of the “Purple Feet Club.” Join them for a full day of FREE grape stomping, live music and wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Souvenir shirts will be available for purchase at the event. Learn more here.
Pleasant Hill Winery Crush for Fun – Weekends until Aug. 12
Join the folks at this Brenham, TX winery for grape “crushing” each Saturday & Sunday until August 12 for wine-stomping galore. The event features food trucks, and each ticket comes with a wine stomping souvenir shirt, and kids’ tickets also include grape juice! Find more information here.
Dry Comal Creek Vineyard Grape Stomp – Aug. 4 & 11
This New Braunfels, TX vineyard is turning up the fun with a Grape Stomping Duo Competition: one person stomps and the other collects the juice for the grand prize of….bragging rights and a really good time! Squishing grapes between your toes not your idea of fun? You can also attend as a spectator and still enjoy live music, food trucks, a swag bag, wine, truffles and more! Purchase Stomper and Spectator tickets here.
Pedernales Cellars Grape Stomp – Weekends from Aug. 11-26
Head to Stonewall, TX for an educational grape stomping experience! Each Saturday and Sunday during the grape stomp, visitors will get a little lesson in harvesting and a tour of the winery’s harvesting and crushing equipment, before — of course! — getting to squish the grapes themselves. Buy tickets here.
Windy Winery Grape Stomp – Weekends in July & August
Windy Winery is hosting a Grape Stomp every weekend in July through August, so no matter how busy you are this summer, you’ll still find a time to schedule in some squishing! This grape stomp allows you to start by picking grapes in the vineyard and then stomping away to live music! Each adult ticket comes with a complimentary glass of sangria and a shirt. Children’s tickets include a grape slushie and shirt. Find more information here.
Becker Vineyards Grape Stomp – Aug. 25-26, Sept. 1-2
Head to Stonewall, TX for a FREE grape stomp two weekends in a row! Both weekends, souvenir shirts and wine tastings will be available for purchase, but the actual stomping is free and first-come, first-serve. On the last Sunday, September 2 at 3 p.m. there will be a “Lucy & The Italian Woman Costume Contest,” where participants are judged on their enthusiasm, stomping ability, and costume. Find details here.
Vine 2 Wine Vineyard Grape Stomp – Sept. 29
Join the folks of Winnie, TX for an afternoon of grape stomping, wine and a delicious meal! You can buy your $20 ticket at the door, and it includes food, a glass of wine or frozen wine and a grape stomp. Souvenir shirts will also be available for purchase. Find more information here.