The Grapestomping began as the proprietors, Josef & Lilli who emigrated from Germany, wanted to pass on a little bit of the harvest spirit to the Pacific Northwest. Since running a vineyard and winery is a lot of hours and hard work, they believe it is important to start the busy “crush” season off with a lighthearted approach. St Josef’s first began having fun with the Grapestomping by hosting locals and neighbors with a small party and dancing in small tubs. It has grown to involve stomping in an 1200 gallon Oak barrel that holds the equivalent 5,000 bottles of wine, lively music and food in a casual, relaxed European atmosphere.
Don’t worry about diligent training for the stomping – St Josef’s will pick a partner for you’re if you are fortunate enough to get selected. Over 400 lbs of special St Josef’s recipe sausages & homemade sauerkraut, along with other locally made foods will be available.