Georgia Winery Hosts 29th Annual Grape Stomp Oct. 6

Sunday, September 23, 2012
The grape stomp will be held Oct. 6 at the Georgia Winery.
The grape stomp will be held Oct. 6 at the Georgia Winery.

The 29th annual Grape Stomp will be held at the Georgia Winery on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

For centuries, grapes were hand-picked and placed into a large vat where people climbed in and crushed the grapes with their bare feet.  This method of extracting juice from the grape, called Grape Stomping, is the original form of winemaking, and can be traced back to Rome in 200 BC. 

Although this method is not used present day, the Georgia Winery offers this “old fashioned” experience for the community. The first Grape Stomp was held in 1983 at the Georgia Winery Vineyard and has been a growing and widely anticipated event over the past 29 years. Today, Georgia Winery offers fun activities for both children and adults.

Georgia Winery’s largest event features grape stomping, face painting, live entertainment by the Buckner Brothers, local barbeque by Lockhart Fire & Smoke, local arts and craft vendors, hayrides, kids activities, and wine tasting. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.  

Tickets can be purchased at the door- $10 for adults, free admission for kids 12 and under. 

Founded in 1983, Georgia Winery is Georgia’s very first Farm Winery. Specializing in Muscadine Wine, Georgia Winery has perfected its process in producing wines that taste just like “eating the fruit straight off the vine.” Georgia Winery has competed in numerous wine competitions, competing with various wines from all over the world and taking home over 200 medals including “Best in Class,” “Double Gold,” “Best of Show” and “Concordance Gold."  Stop by the Winery and taste the award-winning wines and browse through the gift shop. Tours are held on Saturdays at 2 and 4 p.m.  Reservations are recommended. 

For more information call 706.937- 9463 or email tara@georgiawines.com.


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