It was Awesome. The 2013 Calaveras Grape Stomp was again blessed
with perfect weather, huge crowds, outstanding award-winning Calaveras Wine,
and the most exciting Grape Stomping action anywhere. Congratulations to the
Grapeful Dead from Los Gatos for their outstanding victory, and thank you to
everyone who came. Let’s do it again next year!
Click for Complete Results from the 2013 Calaveras Grape Stomp!
Produced by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance, the Calaveras Grape Stomp,
held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Street Faire, is a unique, fun-filled day for
the whole family. Proceeds from the Calaveras Grape Stomp support local
At the Grape Stomp, teams of two, a Swabber (sometimes called a Mucker) and
a Stomper compete to try and stomp the most juice out of measured amounts of
wine grapes. An experienced panel of experts precisely weighs the juice, and
prizes are awarded to all the winners. There are special prizes for the top
finishers in the Championship Stomp.
Teams are encouraged to appear in costume (like we could prevent it anyway)
and prizes are awarded for costumes based on originality, design, and effort.
But there's more to the Grape Stomp than just the wanton destruction of two tons
of perfectly good fruit. There's also a terrific silent auction where you can score
some key bargains on Calaveras Wines, ski packages at Bear Valley, and other
There's also a call auction offering amazing wine experiences at some of
Calaveras' award-winning wineries, featuring fabulous gourmet dinners, vineyard
tours, and a chance to rub shoulders with some of the leading winemakers in the
Sierra Foothills. Proceeds support local community groups.
This year featured a special tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who take
personal responsibility for making the event a success. Without their
commitment, there would be no Calaveras Grape Stomp. Check out our
So make your plans now (for the 1st Saturday in October) to have some great
food, award-winning wine, unique .... uh, entertainment, and a massive Street
Faire, all in the picturesque and historic Gold Rush town of Murphys, CA.
For more information, drop us a line, or call (209) 754-0127.
Award-winning Calaveras Wines!
Silent & Live Auctions!
fabulous wine dinners, weekend
getaways, customized winery
experiences, and other cool stuff!
Massive Gold Rush Street Faire!
arts, crafts, food, drink, novelties!
Calaveras Grape Stomp
1st Saturday in October | Murphys, CA USA
the best Grape Stomp in California -- probably in the whole Universe!
Results of the Greatest Grape
Stomp Team Names Contest!
Click for full results!
The Full List!
The Top 20* Calaveras
Grape Stomp Teams Since
1999 ... Click Here
* Well, not exactly. It turns out a total of 22
teams qualified due to ties.
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Be a Calaveras Grape Stomp
Sponsor! For more information call (209) 754-
0127, or email Donna@Schantzads.com
The Calaveras Grape Stomp(tm) is produced by the
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
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Website by Schantz & Associates
The Grape Stomp proudly salutes our
2013 Championship Stomps Sponsor ...
Right to left: 1st: the Grapeful Dead (Dale & Jennifer Marcum); 2nd: Broll Mountain Vineyards
(Collette Brown & John Marsh; 3rd: Mucker Truckers (Brett Nocentini & Christopher Lusardi)
photo courtesy John Hamilton, thepinetree.net