Crowds have a ‘grape’ time at winery’s annual stomping festival

Crooked River Wines held their annual Stomping of the Grapes Festival over the weekend.

The popular event attracted a large crowd keen to sink their feet into the wine barrels full of grapes. 

Sophie Campbell of Crooked River Wines said she couldn’t have been happier with how the festival ran over the weekend.

“It was great for us to have a bit of a break from picking to enjoy,” she said.

“Now it’s back to picking, pressing and loading up our barrels. Our grapes are handpicked and pressed within an hour, making our wines just superb.

“Our grapes are just incredible this year, it was almost painful watching them get stomped. Lucky we’ve got so many. 

“Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day with us. We hope you enjoyed the eats, drinks and the entertainment.”