September 18, 2014 (Ramona)—It’s harvest time at our local wineries, and many now host grape stomps to encourage community members to join in crushing those ripe grapes. Health rules prohibit drinking wine made from the stomps in California, but that didn’t stop patrons at Hacienda de Las Rosas Winery in Ramona from diving in and savoring the experience! Our editor, Miriam Raftery, caught the action with this video.
The winery offers its grape stomp as a perk for wine club members, along with music, appetizers, artwork and a chance to make new friends. Other wineries have public wine stomps, also drawing large crowds.