Stomp Hunter Valley

OK -admit it – isn’t this something you have always wanted to do?  Join Stomp Wines for their annual grape stomping in the vines and get your hands (and feet dirty)!

Take a fun, educational look at the life of a Winemaker at Vintage and join Michael and Meredith of Stomp Wines on Saturday 2 March,  2019 11am (for an 11.30am start) to 3.30pm.

Begin your experience measuring grape ripeness and sampling the 2019 juices & ferments. From here you’ll be taking a look at what it takes to make the perfect blend.

Your palates will be put to the test to see if you can create the next Stomp blend!

After the hard work, in true winemaker style, you’ll relax with an alfresco lunch prepared by Chef Matt Dillow, with live tunes by Mark Henderson and a glass (or two) of wine.

Stomp

Of course, no Vintage experience would be complete without some training in the art of pigeage or foot stomping. So, after lunch, we’ll provide ripe, juicy grapes for you to practice. We all know there’s something about getting dirty that attracts us all! You haven’t truly experienced vintage until you get completely sticky. Dirty, sticky and tired your apprenticeship is complete!

Grape-stomping (also known as pigeage) is part of method of maceration used in traditional winemaking. Rather than using a wine press or other mechanized method, grapes were crushed by having barefoot participants repeatedly stomp on them in vats to release their juices and begin fermentation. Stomping was widespread in the history of winemaking, but with the introduction of industrial methods, it now survives mostly as a recreational or competitive activity at cultural festivals. (Source: Wikipedia)

Further Details

Dress – enclosed flat shoes (you’ll be outside), casual clothing (nothing too good, it will get dirty, particularly if you intend to practice your foot stomping), hat & sunscreen.

This fabulous event will take place on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Stomp Wines, 504 Wilderness Road, Lovedale, NSW, 2325

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Saturday 2nd March 2019
11:00am – 3:30pm

Cost: Cost – $120pp or $95pp for Members (& up to four guests) – payable upon booking. Numbers are strictly limited & are expected to fill quickly.

0409 774 280

Take a fun, educational look at the life of a Winemaker during Vintage at Stomp Wines.

Help us squish, measure, stomp and finish with a feast.

Your day will include:
* measuring grape ripeness
* sampling our 2019 juices & ferments
* blending & tasting
* training in the art of pigeage or foot stomping ripe, juicy grapes
* creating your very own stomped T-shirt as your keepsake

After the hard work, in true winemaker style, we’ll relax with an alfresco lunch prepared by Chef Matt Dillow, live tunes by Mark Henderson & a glass (or two) of wine.

Dress – enclosed flat shoes (you’ll be outside), casual clothing (nothing too good, it will get dirty, particularly if you intend to practice your foot stomping), hat & sunscreen.

Cost – $120pp or $95pp for Members (& up to four guests) – payable upon booking. Numbers are strictly limited & are expected to fill quickly.