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Where to Go Grape Stomping in the Texas Hill Country

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By Christina Legrand

It’s that time of year in Texas when grapes must be stomped. Texas harvest season in the Hill Country is usually between July and September, and the most fun time is when you can participate in a grape stomp at a Texas winery. Get your feet dirty, usually put them on a t-shirt, and bring your memento home. The best thing is grape stomps are something you can do with the whole family.

Here are some Texas Hill Country wineries where you can participate in grape stomping.

August 6, 13, and 20, 2016

Pedernales Cellars
Stonewall, Texas
Available for purchase will be a commemorative 2016 Grape Stomp T-Shirt which you can decorate with your very own purple footprints. Grape stomp will run from noon-5 p.m.

August 6-7 and August 13-14, 2016

Dry Comal Creek
New Braunfels, Texas
For those with a competitive spirit, any two adults can participate in this event. One will do the “stomping” and the other will do the “collecting.” The couple producing the most juice in the allotted time wins!

August 13, 2016

Hye Meadow Winery
Hye, Texas
Enjoy a beautiful setting and wine in one of the Hill Country’s up and coming wine areas in Hye along with a grape stomp. 

August 13, 2016

Westcave Cellars
Round Mountain, Texas
Get your feet stomping to great music and delicious BBQ. 

August 13-14 and August 20-21, 2016

William Chris Vineyards
Hye, Texas
Stomp grapes, get a commemorative t-shirt, and enjoy some great Texas wine.

August 20 & 27, 2016

Fall Creek Vineyards
Tow, Texas
Participate in one of the oldest grape stomps in Texas at the 27th annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival.

August 26-27, 2016

Messina Hof
Fredericksburg, Texas
Enjoy a unique experience including grape picking and stomping at Messina Hof’s Hill Country location.

August 27-28, 2016

Becker Vineyards
Stonewall, Texas
The 20th Annual Grape Stomp is a complimentary event with no reservations required.

September 3, 2016

Chisholm Trail Winery
Fredericksburg, Texas
Grape stomping at a Texas winery west of Fredericksburg. 

Before venturing out to any of the wineries listed above, we recommend calling ahead or even going online now to see if advanced purchase tickets are necessary. Some winery events are for members only and some are open to the public. Events that offer food and wine often require a fee and/or advanced reservations. There is still time to plan ahead, so don’t miss out on some of the best fun you will have at Texas wineries.

And, by the way, when you go, tell them Texas Wine Lover sent you! Cheers!

For more information about Texas wine, please visit the the premier website for Texas wine news and information at txwinelover.com.