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Bring your grape stomping dreams to life this fall in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Sep 16, 2022 | Winery Industry News

Registration is now open for the Grape Stomp October 2nd, 2022 during Festival of the Grape

Stomp local grapes with friends and family in this one-of-a-kind competition, taking place Sunday October 2nd as part of the popular Festival of the Grape in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Register for your spot on stage at the 2022 Grape Stomp and see if you have what it takes to take home the grand prize, plus the ultimate bragging rights of being named 2022 Grape Stomp Champions!

“We look forward to this outrageous activity every year,” says Jennifer Busmann, executive director of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. “Not only is it a ton of fun but also a great opportunity to welcome guests to our region during harvest and open their eyes to winemaking practices of the past and present.”

Space is limited to just 30 coveted team spots ($120 per team of three, includes festival entry, drinks tickets and stomping souvenirs Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country), and is set to sell out.

Teams are encouraged to wear fun and creative costumes for the stomping battle, where they will be given a barrel containing 40 pounds of grapes to stomp as quickly as they can in three minutes. On stage and before a cheering crowd, six heats of five teams will compete throughout the day before the top six teams go head-to-head in one final competition. The top three teams with the best costumes and who can siphon off the most juice will be rewarded with prizes from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.

The Fall Festival Weekend brings together a cornucopia of British Columbia wineries, many from the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country region, alongside delicious food trucks and artisan merchants. Browse the Art Show & Sale, enjoy live music, check out the Kids Zone with interactive games and crafts for little ones and of course, cheer on the lively Grape Stomp. Tickets include festival entry, souvenir wine glass and ten drink tickets ($40 per person in advance, $45 on the door).

To register for the 2022 Grape Stomp visit www.oliverosoyoos.com. For more information on Festival of the Grape visit events.visitoliver.com/festival-of-the-grape.

About Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country
Uncork the Sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and encounter colourful characters, award-winning wineries, and stunning scenery which all give this decorated region its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine-dining with vineyard views, the opportunity to stay on a winery and wake up surrounded by vines, and to enjoy award-winning wine and food experiences, such as the Half Corked Marathon, Pig Out and Savour the Sun winemaker dinners.

For a full list of winery members, visit www.oliverosoyoos.com/category/wineries