Have a Grape-Stomping Good Time At These Hill Country Wineries 2023 Harvest Events!

It’s time to celebrate the 2023 vintage and harvest in the Texas Hill Country

In addition to the four annual hosted trail events from Texas Hill Country Wineries, their member wineries host events all year round! With food and wine pairing dinners, weekly live music, grape stomps, & holiday events you’ll certainly find a reason to visit Texas Hill Country!

With this year’s hot weather grape stomping time in the Texas hill country is coming a bit early. So, get your “feetsies” ready to do some stomping at these already scheduled events:

Messina Hof Hill Country Winery – Harvest Festival Sunset

Guests will complete the Sunset Harvest feasting on a fabulous dinner with a wide selection of Messina Hof wines to enjoy!

Date: September 1, 2023

Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM 

Location: Messina Hof Winery Hill Country, 9996 Hwy 290 E., 78624

Price (if applicable): $75 + gratuity + tax

Event page/ticket link: Annual Harvest Festival | Messina Hof (both Sunset and Daytime events)

Brief description:  Experience an evening of grape picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof Hill Country’s exclusive Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port. You’ll receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple footprints.

Messina Hof Hill Country Winery – Harvest Festival Daytime

Date: September 2, 2023

Time: 9 AM- 11:30 AM 

Location: Messina Hof Winery Hill Country

9996 Hwy 290 E., 78624

Price (if applicable): 

Plus Pass: $60 + gratuity + tax

Includes Harvest pass, plus a glass of wine, and brunch.

Harvest Pass: $40 + gratuity + tax

Brief description:  Stroll our vineyard with friends and family as you pick the very grapes that will become our Hill Country’s exclusive Private Reserve Papa Paulo Port.  Once picked, take part in the old-world method of grape stomping that dates back to the ancient Romans. Make your mark by signing your souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt with your very own purple footprints. End your Daytime Harvest with brunch and mimosas when you upgrade to the Harvest Plus Pass!

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Texas Wine Collective – Grape Stomp and Paella Party

Date: Saturday, Aug 12th, 2023

Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Texas Wine Collective

Price (if applicable): $80, Club Member Price $70

Event page/ticket link: https://www.texaswinecollective.com/Wine-Shop/Event-Tickets

Brief description:  It’s the best time of year in the Texas Hill Country— Harvest!! Enjoy the sweet fragrance of ripened grapes in the air and ring in the next vintage. Come for live music by Kelany & The All-Nighters, dinner, and wine. The ticket price includes wine tasting, one glass of wine with Paella dinner, a T-Shirt, and grape stomping!

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WINERY: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards – Harvest Brunch

Date: July 30, Sunday

Time: 8:30am

Location: Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Price: $110/couple, $60/individual

Event link: drycomalcreekvineyards.com

Brief description: Check harvesting grapes off your bucket list! Come help us pick our 2023 vintage. Work up your appetite for brunch by Indie Eatz. This is an intimate affair fostering forever friendships from the last 3 harvests.  Not to be missed!

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WINERY: Hye Meadow Winery – Grape Stomp & Tour

Date: August 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm

Price: $49.99

Event page link:  www.hyemeadow.com/pages/events

Brief Description: Come on out and visit us for an awesome experience! Learn about the wonder of wine making, taste our wines and of course have fun getting your feet wet at our Grape Stomp!!  Includes: Production Tour, Tasting, Grape Stomp, Souvenir (with footprints).

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WINERY: Hawk’s Shadow Winery & Vineyard Harvest

Date: Latter half of July &/or the Early part of August

Time: 6am – 8am

Location: Hawk’s Shadow Vineyard, 7500 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Price (if applicable): No charge

Event page: www.hawksshadow.com/events/

Brief description: We love brave individuals who want to have a true Texas grape harvest experience. We will start around 6am, and harvest until 8am-ish. Volunteers are very welcome. Contact Matt Mohondro at Matt@hawksshadow.com and stay tuned to our website & social media for more specific information.

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WINERY: Westcave Cellars – Grape Stomp

Dates: Aug, 5-6

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery

Price (if applicable): $20.00 includes a souvenir t-shirt (kids 10 and under stomp free)

Event page/tiket link: https://westcave-cellars.obtainwine.com/collection/tickets

Brief description: Jump into a bin of grapes and stomp and splash! Remember the event  by making footprints on a t-shirt.

WINERY: Westcave Cellars – Grape Stomp VIP

Dates: August 5

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Westcave Cellars Winery & Brewery

Price (if applicable): $70.00 includes a glass of wine, souvenir t-shirt, buffet dinner.Limited to 30 guests.

Event page/ticket link: https://westcave-cellars.obtainwine.com/product/grape-stomp-vip

Brief description: Enjoy the cooler evening temperature for your private grape stomp. A glass of wine makes the stomping more fun! Then relax in the tasting room with dinner.

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WINERY: Pedernales Cellars – Grape Stomp!

Date: August 26 & 27

Time: Different time slots every 15 minutes. August 26 10:15 am – 5:15 pm. August 27 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm.

Location: Pedernales Cellars lawn

Price (if applicable): $30 / person (includes a Pedernales Cellars logo’d shirt to stomp on and take home)

Event page/ticket link: https://www.pedernalescellars.com/events/Grape-Stomp-August-2023 (tickets haven’t been released yet so the link for purchasing isn’t on there yet)

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WINERY: Wildseed Farms Vineyards – Grape Stomp

Dates- August 12, August 19, August 26, and September 2.

Time- 12-4

Location- Wildseed Vineyards Patio

Price- $35 includes the experience, T-shirt, and a glass of wine to celebrate!

Event page/ticket link- Events – Wildseed Farms

Brief description- Come and enjoy a bucket list experience.  Stomp grapes and then use your footprints to decorate a T-shirt as a memento of that “Lucy” time in your life. Finish with a glass of wine of your choosing.   Make memories that last a lifetime.

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WINERY: Texas Hills Vineyard – 23rd Annual Grape Stomp

Dates- August 19, 20, 26, 27

Location- Texas Hills vineyard

Price- Stomping is free

Event page/ticket link: https://www.texashillsvineyard.com/events/2023-23rd-Annual-Grape-Stomp

Brief description- August 19 we will kick it off with the Lucy’s coming to stomp, Laughing Waters will be playing music and a food truck The Smokin Wok is back.

August 26 music will be by Jim and Hilary.

Stomping is free and it is FIFO 

All info on winery website.

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It’s almost time to enjoy the harvest festivities for 2023. The grapes are ripening fast. So, get your ticket to fun, excitement, and frivolity with fellow Texas wine aficionados. For more info on Texas Hill Country Wineries, maps, and other events, click here.

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