Wine Tasting with the singles from Events & Adventures is just minutes away.
Just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is the world famous wine country of Northern California, which includes over 500 different wineries. Napa and Sonoma are only a short drive away, and it’s now harvest season, the time of year when all the vines are filled with grapes and you can smell the wine fermenting in the air. What better time to pay a visit for some wine tasting! But this year, instead of spending a weekend just wine tasting, Events & Adventures got down and dirty by actually making some wine the old-fashioned way—stomping some grapes! Several Napa Valley wineries offer experiences to truly write home about, including mushing the grapes with your feet Lucy and Ethyl-style.
Events & Adventures members got to stomp grapes, taste wine, and take home a t-shirt with their grape feet imprint. So how do you Grape Stomp, you’re wondering? Well, for all of you looking to Grape Stomp before the end of the season here are five things you need to know.
- Plan Your Outfit Accordingly
Don’t let anything get in the way of winning, including your clothes! The main event of a grape stomp involves trying to mash out as much juice as possible with your feet. This process can be quite messy, and you’ll end up with sticky grape juice all over your legs. Resist the urge to wear your cutest maxi dress or a new pair of pants and stick with something that you’re comfortable getting messy.
- Get Creative with Your Clothing
Speaking of outfits, plan your group’s costumes ahead of time, as most grape stomp events give prizes to the best and most creative costumes. Team apparel can range from matching t-shirts to full-blown costumes, and creativity always counts!
- Stay Hydrated
This may be our most important tip of all! The majority of grape stomp events take place outside in August and September, when temperatures in Napa Valley often exceed 90 degrees. Grape stomps are usually held at a winery, and there is often plenty of wine available for tasting as well. So drink up!
- Bring Your Camera
This is an event that you’re going to want to document, so bring your camera (or cell phone) with you! Some favorite shots from previous events include pre and post-stomping photos, group costume shots and, of course, action shots during the stomping.
- Have Fun!
Diving into a barrel of grapes and making a mess with your feet isn’t something you get to do every day, so make the most of it! Get messy, stomp as fast as you can and don’t forget to have fun.
Events & Adventures in the Bay Area makes it easy to find fun new things to do, like grape-stomping! If you don’t feel like you’re experiencing to the fullest, give us a holler and find out why hundreds of other singles join us for great events like wine tasting every single week.