• Lorimar Winery First Annual Grape Stomp & Harvest Festival

    Date: 2010.10.15 | Category: Winery Events | Tags: ,,,,,,,

    Grape Stomp

    Hidden in Temecula’s wine country are the expansive vineyards of Lorimar Winery which were the perfect setting for their first Harvest Festival.  Most nights the sun sets and the vineyards darken while crickets chirp and the stars oversee the vines, but this night the vineyards played host to a crowd of jubilant wine-lovers and grape-stompers.

    The festivities began upon arrival where you were greeted and given your own keepsake Lorimar glass complete with tasting tickets to enjoy several glasses of their delicious wines.  There were tables set up as well as a tasting bar in a barrel room but the real fun was down through the vineyards at the grape-stomping.  To get there, you could walk right through the vines or for the more adventurous, hitch a ride on hay-filled tractor that was shuttling guests back and forth.

    Over at the grape-stomping event guests stepped up into barrels filled with grapes and happily dug their toes in and laughed while squishing as much juice as they could.  The resulting juice was poured into commemorative bottles that the guests could take with them.   During the grape-stomping a band kept the crowd happy with fast-paced tunes that had the ladies dancing,  glasses of Lorimar wine in hand.   Light appetizers of hummus dip and fresh vegetables held everyone over until dinner was served.  As the grape-stomping wound down, little by little the guests hopped on the hay-filled tractor for a ride back to the dinner tents.

    As everyone began to arrive and sit at the dinner tables, the band re-located to  continue to entertain the guests.  Dinner was served and the guests happily ate and enjoyed more Lorimar wine while they got caught up with old friends and met new ones.  Everyone agreed that this would be an annual tradition for them and they can’t wait for next years event.

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    Video of the Lorimar Grape Stomp

    While the vineyards are not open to the public, you can sample some delicious Lorimar wines in their tasting room located at 42031 Main St. Suite # C which is off of Front Street just the other side of “The Bank” Mexican food restaurant.

    To see what guests had to say about Lorimar wine click here for a video.

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