Stomp your grapes & drink wine in Julian


Celebrate the harvest of the grapes with a good, solid stomp. This year is the 20th anniversary of the grape stomp festival, and everyone is invited to take their shoes off, roll up pants legs, and squish blessed grapes between their toes.

There’s a barrel for adults and another one for kids, Italian music by Roman Holiday, food and crafts, bocce ball, wine tasting, and activities for kids, including inflatable jumping toys.

Local wineries will offer samples, there will be a Lucille Ball look-alike contest, and the “Trash My Wedding Dress” event. (A VIP ticket includes parking, admission, entry to the stomping vat, seating in the VIP tent, food, and two wine glasses with a charm, and guests must be 21 or older to enter the tent.)

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian. $5-$50; children under 5 admitted free and all children must be accompanied by an adult. (760) 765-1857 or

Source: DiscoverSD