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Julian Grape Stomp Coming Up! Sept 3rd

Julian Grape Stomp Coming Up! Sept 3rd

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The Julian Grape Stomp Festa offers barrels full of Old World fun. Julian Journal Archive Photo

Every September, the Julian Chamber of Commerce celebrates the grape harvest with a real, Old World-style Grape Stomp Festa at Menghini Winery. This year’s celebration is set for Sept. 3.

Tons of grapes are blessed then poured into two barrels for stomping — one for adults and one for children. The festive atmosphere is created with Italian music by Roman Holiday, dancing, bocci ball competitions, stomping, wine tasting, a Jumbo Jump for the kids and a variety of food and crafts for sale.
Situated in rolling hills covered with vineyards and apple orchards, Menghini Winery, located at 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., offers an ideal setting for the Festa, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults 21 and older (includes a commemorative wine glass); $5 for ages 6 to 20; and free for ages 5 and under.
For information, contact Krisie Morgan at the Julian Chamber of Commerce, 760-765-1857.
The event draws about 2,000 people each year and raises funds for marketing the town, cleaning the streets, maintaining the public restrooms and funding historic preservation projects and events.

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