2019 Grape Stomp Competition

Date: Sat, Sep 21, 2019
Time 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: 1010 Big Tree Road, St. Helena, California

I Love Lucy  Grape Stomp

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

11:00am - 3:00pm

General Public:  $125 per person

Wine Club Members:  $75 per person **


This is your chance to experience the age old ritual of stomping grapes for winemaking.  Lucille Ball immortalized it in that famous scene on “I Love Lucy”, but it is your turn now to get in that barrel and squeeze as much juice out of the grapes as possible.  Show us your best competitive Grape Stomping skills or just come to watch the show!

How it works:

We will assemble four teams of 15 for a fast paced competition.  Each team will start with the same amount of grapes and after the 5th and 10th persons in the barrel, each barrel will be equally refilled.  Once all 15 members of the team have had 30 action filled seconds in the barrel, we will measure how much juice was produced.  The team that produces the most juice WINS!  Each member of the winning team will get BRAGGING RIGHTS and a PRIZE! 

Channel your inner “Lucy” and join us for an afternoon of music, lunch and GRAPE STOMPING!  

The afternoon will also include

Live Music with Justin Diaz

BBQ lunch prepared by Marks the Spot


     Musician Justin Diaz Marks the Spot Wood Fired Oven

You will also enjoy tasting selections of Benessere Vineyard wines.  Winemaker Matt Reid will also be on hand to lead guests on a tour of the vineyard.

From the Wood Fired Oven....


Margherita Flatbread

The Forager Flatbread

BBQ Mains

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken

Salt & Peppered Tri-Tip

Sides & Salads

Red Jacket Potato Salad

Traditional Caesar Salad

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad


* Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event, we cannot allow anyone under the age of 21 to attend our harvest party.  We do also ask that you please leave your four legged friends at home

** Wine Club Members:  Please log in with the email address on file for your membership to receive the discounted ticket pricing.  You may purchase up to two (2) tickets for $75 each.  Each additional ticket is $125 per person.