2021 Grape stomps in the Texas Hill Country
It’s harvest time in the Texas Hill Country, and so the winemaking begins. Grape stomping, or pigeage (pronounced peej-AHJE), which means "punching down," was once a key component in the winemaking process. Since the introduction of modern machinery, this traditional method of maceration with bare feet is now done primarily for entertainment and photo ops.
Should you want to get your feet “wet,” here are several area vineyards and wineries hosting grape stomps this season. Most require reservations.
5865 U.S. 290 East, Fredericksburg; 830-304-3000 (pre-purchase tickets)
Aug. 14-15 and 21-22
101 Durango, Johnson City; 512-790-2654
Aug. 7, 14, 21 and 28
10257 U.S. 290 West, Hye; 830-308-8551 (pre-purchase tickets)
Harvest Festival with grape stomps
Sunset Festival on Sept. 3; Daytime Festival on Sept. 4
9996 U.S. 290 East, Fredericksburg; 830-990-4653 (pre-purchase tickets)
2916 Upper Albert Road, Stonewall; 830-644-2037 (pre-purchase tickets)
3245 U.S. 290 East, Fredericksburg; 830-992-3323 (pre-purchase tickets)
Grape Stomp and Paella Party on Aug. 14
10354 U.S. 290 East, Fredericksburg; 830-997-7470 (pre-purchase tickets)
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