Ever wondered what it’s like to stomp grapes with your own feet?
Now, you can give it a try at the 2018 A Vintage Affair Grape Stomp!
In addition to the grape stomping competition, there will be wine tastings (don’t worry, not from the stomped grapes!), a Four Roses Bourbon tasting, signature cocktails, wine tastings, beer – both domestic and craft, live music and local cuisine.
The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at the The Factory at Franklin Pavilion, 230 Franklin Road.
The Grape Stomp is based on traditional harvest festivals celebrated in wine countries throughout the world. Hay bales, pumpkins, and cornstalks will adorn the numerous wine and food tasting tables.
Each grape stomping team is comprised of 5 people. Each team will compete against the others throughout the day. The cost to sponsor a team is $1,000 and 25 – 30 teams are expected to participate. Each member of the winning team will receive a case of wine to reward their stomping talent. A grape-stomping emcee will be on hand to introduce teams and judging our best Grape Stomp Team Costume and announcing our 2018 Grape Stomp Champion.
A Vintage Affair supports a host of charities, focusing first on agencies that assist women and children.
The day will begin with live music from Jessica Miller while guests arrive and mingle. As the Grape Stomp heats start, a DJ will keep the crowd moving with upbeat sounds throughout the competition and a dance party as heats come to an end.
The Grape Stomp will partner with local restaurants to provide several different types of cuisine. To date, the following restaurants have made commitments: Pueblo Real, Granite City, Tazikis, Scout’s Pub, Drake’s and A Black Diamond Catered Affair providing amazing desserts. There will be additional restaurant confirmations leading up to the event.
There also is a commitment from Four Roses Bourbon and Bird Dog Whiskey, a signature cocktail from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Pueblo Real Mexican Margaritas. A variety of four to six different brands of wine for tastings, beer, both domestic and craft will also be available.
This is a 21-and-up event, and identification will be checked and wristbands will be worn by all authorized guests.