Redding, CA – Indian Peak Vineyards is celebrating the 5th Annual Grape Stomp Event, taking place this Saturday, September 23rd from Noon to 5:00 PM at the Indian Peak Vineyards Winery, 31559 Forward Rd., Manton, CA 96059. This event commemorates around thirteen years in the winemaking business and is another milestone for the Winery located in the mountain community of Manton, California; Northern California’s Newest American Viticultural Area (AVA).
This event focuses around the “Pigeage”, which is the French Winemaking Term for the traditional practice of stomping barefoot and crushing grapes within open fermentation barrels to release the grape’s juice. This long-honored tradition immediately follows the grape harvest and was a necessary aspect of the traditional winemaking process.
The entire family is invited to participate in the grape stomping experience and the “foots-on” segment of traditional winemaking or vinification, which is the overall process for making the wine; from selecting the grapes, crushing the grapes to extract the juice and then fermenting the juice in large wooden oak barrels. Other produce is often added by the Master Winemaker to create the unique flavors found in the finished bottled wine, yet without the grape stomping juice extraction process, there would be no juice for the traditional winemaker to make the wine.
When Donna Boots, Owner of Indian Peak Vineyards was asked about this event, she commented, “This is my favorite event of the year. Everyone loves stomping the grapes with their bare feet and everyone around loves seeing the smiles on the stomper’s faces as they feel the grapes squish between their toes. You can’t help having a good time sharing these moments with your family and friends. Stomping the grapes is one of the most wonderful visitor participation experiences we have here at the winery with everyone creating memories that will last a lifetime. We hope to see you, your family and friends here in a wine barrel with all your fantastic smiles stomping some grapes!”
Fred Boots, Owner and Winemaker at Indian Peak Vineyards was also quoted, “After the hard work of the grape harvest, this grape stomping event is a fine way to take a load off the shoulders and have a little fun with not only the staff at the Winery, but with friends and the families that stop in to share in the barefoot grape stomping experience. We believe that it is important to have this event for everyone to fully appreciate the experience and enjoyment found in the winemaking process just as much as they have enjoying the finished wines. This is a family owned winery, so you and your family are always welcome to stop in for some great food, do a little Wine Tasting and have some good conversation with a scenic view.”
Attendees are invited to join the Vineyard Tours, visit the Wine Tasting Room, have some great food and become part of Traditional Winemaking History by participating in the 5th Annual Grapes Stomping Event’s activities at Indian Peak Vineyards Winery, 31559 Forward Rd., Manton, CA 96059.
For more information about the Grape Stomping Event or the Indian Peak Vineyards Winery, please call (530) 474-5506 or visit their website at https://www.IndianPeakVineyards.net/
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Indian Peak Vineyards was started in 1998 by founders Fred and Donna Boots and became Manton’s first Bonded Winery in 2004 producing commercial crops in 2006. The Indian Peak Vineyards Winery is located south-east of Redding, California in the town of Manton. The Manton Valley AVA is the home of Northern California’s American Viticultural Area (AVA) unique to the local climate at 2200 hundred ft. elevation which allows the fruit to enjoy the +100° temperatures during the day and cool evenings from the breeze that comes down from Mt. Lassen. The unique volcanic soil composition and minerality contribute to the uniqueness of the wines produced here. Indian Peak Vineyards is owned and operated by Fred and Donna Boots of Manton, California.
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