The fruit is on target for a great crop and an exciting stomp set for Saturday, September 5, 11am-6pm.
There will be the general stomp where everybody gets to stomp grapes including an adult stomp competition.
Here’s a run-down on this year’s event:
* Live music all day – First up at opening, country blues sensation Wayne Worthen. Followed by the the Allen Byer Project – this trio includes some banjo playing that will get you revved up while you’re stomping.
* Feel like making some great juice, destined to be medal winning wine (every year, Tootsie, the wine we’ve made with stomped grapes, has medaled in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition). Picking bins will be loaded with luscious grapes ready for your svelte toes to stomp!
- $20 with the Romp and a logo glass.
- Or, $10 admission without the Romp and glass.
- And, kids get in free (they must be accompanied by an adult).
*Advance Purchase Discount: Up to five days preceding the event, you’ll receive 10 percent off of the admission price. Tickets are available online or by calling 541-546-5464, by visiting our Winery, and at the door on the day of the event.
- This will be an adult competition showing off what makes you a magnificent stomper.
- Inside a barrel, you’ll be stomping grapes to extract as much juice as possible from those fine berries.
- Run as a tournament, this will be $5 per person for entry. The idea is to stomp out more juice than your competitors.
- Prizes will be awarded to those of you stomp out the most juice.
- Once again, Maragas will be donating proceeds of the Stomp contest to a local nonprofit educational institution. This year, they’ll go to St. Thomas Academy.
Food available for purchase, prepared by one of New York’s finest – Chef Peter Vergari. You can go online to get menu items. They’ll also have our mainstays of snacks, cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate inside the Winery and local beer, wine and soft drinks for purchase.
For all you water drinkers, the water will be available free – and this is good water, we’re talking Opal Springs turf here. So, please don’t bring drinks or food with you (outside goodies for picnicking won’t be allowed).
They’ll be some seats available, but as they will fill up fast, bring lawn chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable.
Maragas Winery is the founding Winery and Vineyard for Central Oregon. Established in 1999, Maragas Winery and Vineyard rests in the pastoral countryside just north of Terrebonne with views of Smith Rock and the Cascade Mountains. Maragas wines have received several accolades for their old world style wines.