Entertainment & Events
Ponte Winery Celebrates California Wine Month at 12th Annual Grape Stomp
What: Ponte Family Estate’s 12th Annual Grape Stomp
When: 4:00-9:00pm on Sunday, September 28
Where: Ponte Winery, 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591
Tickets: $95 adults; $76 Wine Club members; $46 children 12 and under; $36.80 children of Wine Club members. Visit http://shop.pontewinery.com and click on “Special Event Tickets” to purchase tickets
Inn reservations: Visit www.pontevineyardinn.com or call (951) 587-8688
With California Wine Month now upon us in September, the Ponte Family Estate and Ponte Winery will be holding the Twelfth Annual Grape Stomp. The stomp is a unique, “reality-show” for groups of two-person teams to learn about the science and art of making wine while competing for prizes. Each team will engage in stomping (of course), dining, dancing, drinking and thinking for the duration of the contest. There is even a non-alcoholic version of the game for the kids.
For the dining portion of the experience, a buffet to celebrate the harvest season will include Rock Shrimp Scampi, Braised Pulled Pork Italiano (slow-cooked for half a day), and other enjoyable items provided by the Ponte chef and staff. There will wine pairings for the pairs of competitors, of course, from the Winery’s selection of wines. For music and dancing, The Lookouts, a well-known local pair of acoustic rockers will entertain the teams.
After an evening of harvest grape-stomping competition, rooms are available from the 60 at the Ponte Vineyard Inn. The room fee is not included in the Grape Stomp ticket price. Go to the website for more information or to make a reservation.
In addition to attending the scheduled Grape Stomp event, trips to the winery can be an entertaining and educational experience any time. Tours of the winemaking process are available. The Ponte Winery event planners are ready to help orgainize an exceptional wine country wedding or other special event.
Ponte Family Estate is located at 35053 Rancho California Road, Temecula CA 92591 or on the web at www.pontevineyardinn.com.