Your Guide to Fun Wine Harvest Events Around the USA

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  • by MICHELLE WINNER
  • on AUGUST 17, 2022
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Join in the celebration of the 2022 wine harvest by participating in festivals, dinners, crush parties, grape stomps, vineyard hikes, and even a half marathon run through Wine Country. We’ve collected a sampling of events for you to consider across the United States, from New York to Sonoma, Virginia to Texas, Washington, Oregon, and Napa. The grapes are being brought in and harvest season is here, so make some reservations and get in on the fun.

California, Napa Valley
California, Paso Robles
California, Sonoma County
California, Temecula Valley
New York
Oregon
Texas
Virginia
Washington


CALIFORNIA, NAPA VALLEY

Courtesy of Pine Ridge Vineyards

Kathryn Hall Harvest Celebration

HALL St. Helena

September 10, 2022, 12 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Starting at $150 per person

The theme of this year’s harvest event is California Dreamin’, celebrating vintner Kathryn Hall’s Golden State heritage. Come toast to the release of the 2019 harvest with educational wine tastings, food, live music, and of course, the newest vintage of HALL’s flagship wine.

401 St. Helena Highway S, St. Helena, CA 94574, (707) 967-2626

Stags In September

Pine Ridge Vineyards

September 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $100 per person, $80 for Wine Club Members (limit 2 tickets per membership)

This daytime affair in the Stags Leap District celebrates the newly released vintage of the winery’s signature Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. Guests will enjoy a variety of estate wines, as well as a glimpse into everything that happens during harvest. Limited to just 24 people, it’s a fun way to experience harvest with fellow wine lovers.

5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (800) 575-9777

Experience Harvest at Stag’s Leap

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

September 24, 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $175 per person, $150 for Wine Club Members

Experience harvest with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ winemaker Marcus Notaro during this morning event showcasing tactical harvest fun. Guests will have the chance to learn about all that goes into harvesting Napa Valley grapes through a hands-on, immersive experience. A seated al fresco lunch paired with some of the winery’s finest Napa Valley wines will be the reward after all that hard work.

5766 Silverado Trail, Napa CA 94558, (707) 261-6410

CALIFORNIA, PASO ROBLES

Courtesy of Facebook: Robert Hall Winery

Harvest Wine Month

Various Wineries in Paso Robles

October 1 – 31, 2022
Cost: Some events are complimentary

Those looking for a full month of harvest celebrations won’t want to miss Paso Robles’ Harvest Wine Month, where participating wineries offer live music, barbeques, barrel samples, complimentary tastings, and more. From winemaker dinners to ceremonial grape stomps, there’s no shortage of fun activities to choose from.

Harvest Festival — Carnaval!

Robert Hall Winery

October 15 – 16, 2022, 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost: $120 per person, $100 for Wine Club Members

This unforgettable weekend event celebrates the harvest season, Mardi Gras style. Robert Hall wines will be presented alongside live music on Saturday, along with special tasting flights all weekend, $10 glasses of wine, and special three-packs of wine to take home. It promises to be a colorful, fun-filled event.

3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 239-1616

CALIFORNIA, SONOMA COUNTY

Courtesy of Healdsburg Crush

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Sonoma County Fairgrounds

October 15, 2022, 1 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $65 and up

Come toast to another great harvest season at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. A highlight of the event is surely the Grand Tasting, featuring over 300 wines from 100 Sonoma producers, but it’s also fun to see who wins the fair’s World Championship Grape Stomp.

1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Healdsburg Crush

Healdsburg Plaza

October 16, 2022, 12 PM – 4 PM
Cost: $125

This popular wine tasting event, taking place in the heart of downtown at the Healdsburg Plaza, brings over 60 wineries together for one memorable afternoon in Sonoma County. Taste limited-production chardonnay, pinot noir, and sparkling wines as well as bites from local food vendors. There will also be a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs on Sonoma-Marin.

Healdsburg Ave & Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Harvest Tidrick Celebration

Mendocino Fairgrounds

October 21 – 23, 2022
Cost: $75 and up

Taking place in beautiful Anderson Valley, this unique festival is inspired by one in France, bringing together the local wine community for three days of wine and food to celebrate harvest 2022. ‘Tidrick’ is a celebration of Boontling, the local lingo, where bright-lighters (city dwellers) and fog-eaters (coast dwellers) are invited to fill a horn (drinking vessel) and say bahl hornin’ (cheers) to good wine and good times. Dozens of wineries throughout the weekend will also offer VIP winery harvest experiences as part of the event.

14400 CA-128, Boonville, CA 95415 United States

CALIFORNIA, TEMECULA

Courtesy of Facebook: Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association

Temecula Valley Crush

Monte De Oro Winery

September 17, 2022, 7:30 – 10 PM
Cost: $105 General Admission

September is California Wine Month so come and celebrate in true Temecula fashion. This Crush 2022 event showcases the wines of 30+ member wineries in one location, with culinary creations from over a dozen restaurants, local wineries, and caterers. Mix and mingle with winery owners and winemakers at this outdoor walk-about tasting of culinary delights and award-winning Temecula wines as you listen to live music.

35820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA. 92591, (951) 491-6551

NEW YORK

New York City Autumn Wine & Food Festival, Courtesy of Crush Wine XP

New York City Autumn Wine & Food Festival

Altman Building, NYC

November 5, 2022, 2 PM – 10 PM
Cost: $69 and up

Named by Wine Enthusiast as one of the best fall food and wine festivals to not miss, this full day celebration of wine and craft food gives attendees the opportunity to sample over 100 wines and culinary bites from some of New York’s best artisan producers and restaurants. Live music and a festive ambiance only add to the experience.

135 West 18 Street, New York, NY, 10011

OREGON

Courtesy of Alloro Vineyard

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Independence, Oregon

September 4, 2022, 7 AM
Cost: $49 and up

Stretch out, lace up, and run the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon amidst the beauty of the Willamette Valley. You’ll enjoy incredible sunrise views from the start as the scenic course winds along the river and through stunning Wine Country scenery. At the finish line, be ready for great wines at the Wine and Music Festival, where you can give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy a well earned glass or two of pinot noir and chardonnay grown nearby.

Alloro Vineyard’s Whole Farm Dinner

Alloro Vineyard

September 22 – 23, 2022, 6:30 PM
Cost: $170

The Whole Farm Dinner is ‘farm-to-farmhouse’ in the purest form at this small, ultra-premium producer of estate wines in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The passion of caring for the land, cultivating its greatest offerings, and joining friends at the table is all here at the Estate and farm. The food doesn’t travel far, as the majority of the ingredients come from the property. Each September, Chef Pascal and his team craft a menu of freshly-picked heirloom tomatoes, eggs from the nest box, aromatic herbs, lamb, and grass-fed beef — just a few of the estate-grown ingredients they share at this annual celebration. The menu is designed to showcase the unique qualities of individual Alloro Vineyard wines and the gifts of abundance from the estate soil.

22075 SW Lebeau Road, Sherwood, OR 97140, (503) 625-1978

Annual Oregon Grape Stomp Championship & Harvest Celebration

Willamette Valley Vineyards

September 24 – 25, 2020
Cost: TBD

Enjoy a relaxing day at the vineyard with wine tasting, food pairings, and live music. Join the friendly grape stomping competition in teams of two for a chance to earn a trip to the World Championship Grape Stomp in Santa Rosa, California. Come outfitted in costumes or team uniforms and prizes will be awarded for “Best Dressed.” A special harvest menu will be available for purchase to enjoy with wine.

8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR, 97392, (503) 588-9563

TEXAS

Annual Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards, Courtesy of Facebook: Becker Vineyards

Annual Grape Stomp

Becker Vineyards

August 27, 2022, 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Cost: Free

The Annual Grape Stomp is a great way to not only see the grape-stomping process, but attendees can also participate. It’s the traditional way of extracting the juice from grapes to make wine. There is no fee or reservation needed to stomp grapes – it’s available on a first come, first served basis. Even the kiddos can join in on the fun. Order wines by the glass or bottle along with lunch plates or cheese and charcuterie to complete the experience.

464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, TX 78671, (830) 644-2681

VIRGINIA

Courtesy of Breaux Vineyards

Loudoun Wine Awards

Lansdowne Resort

October 14, 2022, 6 PM
Cost: $125 and up

Celebrate Loudoun’s rich wine scene during the 7th Annual Loudoun Wine Awards at the spectacular Lansdowne Resort & Spa. Wineries from around the county join together to offer visitors a unique night of conviviality and exploration of a variety of award-winning wines. At the tasting reception, try some surprising blends and Virginia’s own varietals while mingling with winemakers and vineyard owners, followed by a three-course meal in the resort’s grand ballroom.

44050 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA 20176, (703) 729-8400

Breaux Harvest Celebration Dinner

Breaux Vineyards

October 16, 2022, 3:30 PM
Cost: $125

Celebrate harvest at one of Loudoun’s oldest wineries during a special three-course harvest dinner paired with wines from Breaux Vineyards. Before sitting down for dinner, guests will enjoy a look at the hand-picking process and what happens to the grapes after being picked, followed by a mouthwatering meal of autumnal delicacies and wine pairings, accented by views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132, (540) 668-6299

WASHINGTON

Courtesy of Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance

Annual Harvest Celebration

L’Ecole N° 41

September 16, 2022, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Cost: $50 per person, $25 for Wine Club Members

Come and join the fun at the L’Ecole N° 41 Annual Harvest Celebration. Revel in the season while enjoying a selection of current releases and hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy winery tours, local farm stands, French-style cheeses, lawn games, and music from Rogue Lobster while taking in the sights and sounds of harvest.

41 Lowden School Road, Lowden, WA 99360, (509) 525-0940

Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend

Various Wineries in Walla Walla

November 4 – 6, 2022
Cost: Prices vary

Fall is a picturesque season in the burgeoning wine region of Walla Walla, and visitors during the Fall Release weekend will not only get to revel in the beautiful scenery, but also have the chance to sample and acquire the region’s newest releases. During the weekend, participating wineries offer special wine tastings, live music, and tasting room-only exclusives. There’s plenty to do, see, and taste during this amazing weekend.


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Michelle Winner

Michelle M. Winner is a world-traveler who prefers to explore countries that make wine. She believes that if there is great wine, there is also great food, and a beautiful destination. Writing food, wine, and travel from her aerie near Mt. Hood, Oregon, she shares her discoveries with our Wine Country readers. Join her on Instagram and Twitter via @culinarytravel.

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