Kick the bucket at these Texas Hill Country grape stomp events (and harvest events) in 2023.
The Texas Wine Country encompasses the Texas Hill Country in Central Texas and has over 100 wineries in the area. The Texas Hill Country Wineries member wineries are preparing their annual Texas Hill Country Grape Stomp & Harvest Events from late July through September –and we’ve got the scoop! So if you want to check off gramp stomping on your bucket list, you can do it at these wineries in the hill country.
Who likes crushing grapes with their bare feet? Better yet, who likes crushing grapes for wine? Who’s going?
Texas Hill Country Grape Stomp Events & Harvest Events
The THCW members on this list include Messina Hof, Texas Wine Collective, Dry Comal Creek, Hye Meadow, Hawk’s Shadow, Westcave Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Wildseed Farms Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyards, Becker Vineyards. Some are free events, some include dinners and fun stuff, and there is a charge. A couple of wineries are offering VIP dates & times.
Texas Hill Country Grape Stomp Events
The grape harvest season is a fantastic time to cross something off your bucket list – that is, if stomping on grapes to get purple feet is your bucket item! Grape stomping is fun if you’ve never done it before (so I hear, I haven’t done it yet). Texas wine lovers will appreciate stomping the very grapes that they drink!
Make it a true getaway and check out Fredericksburg, TX, wine tours and lodging, a Texas wine Bed & Breakfast place, or any of the hotels in Fredericksburg. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at any place you decide to stay; after all, it’s the Texas Hill Country – where everything is a scenic journey!
• Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Fredericksburg
Event Name: Harvest Festival Sunset
Date & Time: September 1, 2023, 6-8 pm
Description: Pick and stomp the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof Hill Country’s exclusive Private Reserve, Papa Paulo Port.
Don’t miss the fabulous Sunset Harvest dinner and a wide selection of Messina Hof wines. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your purple footprints.
Event Name: Harvest Festival Daytime
Date & Time: September 2, 2023, 9-11:30 am
Price: Harvest Pass: $40. Harvest Plus Pass: $60, includes a Harvest September 2 glass of wine and brunch.
Location: Messina Hof Winery Hill Country, 9996 Hwy 290 E., Fredericksburg, TX
Description: Same as above, but the daytime harvest is in the morning. You can also upgrade to the Harvest Plus Pass and receive their Harvest brunch and mimosas.
Tickets: Annual Harvest Festival
• Texas Wine Collective, Fredericksburg
Event Name: Grape Stomp and Paella Party
Date & Time: Saturday, August 12, 2023, 6:30-9 pm. Dinner is at 7:30 pm
Location: Texas Wine Collective, 10354 US-290, Fredericksburg, Texas
Price: $80, Wine Club Price $60
Description: It’s Harvest Time at Texas Wine Collective!
Includes: Live music by Kelany & The All-Nighters, wine tasting, one glass of wine with Paella dinner, a commemorative t-shirt, and grape stomping.
Tickets: Texas Wine Collective
• Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – New Braunfels
Event Name: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards Harvest Brunch
Date: July 30, 2023
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, Texas
Price: $60 single; $110/couple
Description: Wine Club members and the general public are invited to come out and check harvesting grapes off your bucket list!
What’s included: Harvesting grapes, brunch by Indie Eatz, mimosas, and fun!
Stay all day or come back for live music by Justin Upshaw from 2-5 pm.
Tickets: Dry Comal Creek
• Hye Meadow Winery, Hye
Event Name: Grape Stomp & Tour
Dates: Every Saturday in August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
Times: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Location: Hye Meadow Winery, 10257 W. US HWY 290, Hye, Texas
Description: Learn about winemaking, taste wines, and have fun getting your feet wet in the grapes.
Ticket price includes a production tour, wine tasting, grape stomp, and a souvenir (with your own purple footprints).
Tickets: Hye Meadow
Hawk’s Shadow Winery, Dripping Springs
Event Name: Hawk’s Shadow Winery & Vineyard Harvest
Date & Time: July 16th at 6 am & August 12th at 9 am
Location: Hawk’s Shadow Vineyard, 7500 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, TX
Price: No charge – Just Volunteer!
Description: We love brave individuals who want to have a true Texas grape harvest experience. Come out and Volunteer and have fun!
• Westcave Cellars, Johnson City
Event Name: Grape Stomp
Dates & Time: August 5-6, 2023, 1-4 pm
Price: $20 – includes a souvenir t-shirt (kids ten and under stomp free)
Description: Splash & stomp your heart out in a bin of grapes, then make your footprints on a souvenir t-shirt to remember the event.
Westcave Cellars Grape Stomp VIP
Date & Time: August 5, 2 023, 6-9 pm
Location: Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery, 683 Ranch Rd 1320, Johnson City, Texas
Description: Drink wine and stomp grapes – what a perfect pair! After stomping, I’m sure you’ve worked up an appetite. Enjoy a relaxing time in the tasting room with dinner. The price includes a glass of wine, a souvenir t-shirt, and a buffet dinner.
Tickets: Westcave Cellars
• Pedernales Cellars – Stonewall
Event Name: Grape Stomp!
Date & Time: August 26-27, 2023 (different time slots – see website)
Location: Pedernales Cellars, 27 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall, Texas
Price: $30 / person (includes a Pedernales Cellars logoed grape stomp t-shirt to stomp on and take home)
Description: Enjoy your time turning your feet purple at this beautiful property with great wine in hand.
Tickets: Pedernales Cellars
• Wildseed Farms Vineyards – Fredericksburg
Event Name: Wildseed Vineyards
Dates: August 12, 19, 26, and September 2.
Price: $35 includes the incredible experience of crushing grapes, a T-shirt, and a glass of wine to celebrate!
Location: Wildseed Farms Vineyards, 100 Legacy Dr, Fredericksburg, Texas
Description: Another Texas Hill Country grape stomp event to consider. You’ll stomp grapes, then use your footprints to decorate a t-shirt as a souvenir. Finish with a glass of wine of your choice.
Tickets: Wildseed Farms
• Texas Hills Vineyard – Johnson City
Event Name: 23rd Annual Grape Stomp
Dates: August 19, 20, 26, 27, 2023
Location: Texas Hills Vineyard, 878 Ranch Rd 2766, Johnson City, Texas
Price: Grape stomping is free
Description: Stomp Like Lucy and dress like her too! Live music by Laughing Waters and The Smokin Wok food truck will be here.
• Becker Vineyards, Fredericksburg
Event Name: Annual Grape Stomp
Date: September 2-3, 2023
Location: Estate Winery & Vineyard Tasting Room Lawn
Price: Free and is “first come, first serve.”
Description: Bring the whole family to stomp grapes, including well-supervised children. The sale of T-shirts will be available.
So get in gear, and get ready to stomp like Lucy, drink good wine, and enjoy the scenic views at these Texas Hill Country grape stomp events.
If you’re not near the hill country but would like to see if stomping or crushing grapes is available near you, google – grape stomping near me or grape stomping for wine near [your area].
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