For the seventh year running, Township 7 hosts a charity Grape Stomp where teams dress up and fulfill that bucket list experience by literally jumping in a barrel of grapes and pounding away with their bare feet. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley vineyard revisits old-fashioned grape stomping to celebrate the harvest

Still time for teams to sign up to be part of this weekend’s fun competition.

Imagine an era where all great wines were made by people literally crushing the grapes with their feet.

Thankfully, that’s no longer the method used for making wine at Township 7 Vineyard and Winery, said manager Jason Ocenas.

But the winery is still hosts a fun, two-day grape stomp this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, from noon to 4 p.m.

“We don’t do it that way any more, but it’s a community event that’s a lot of fun. It’s a way of celebrating the end of the harvest, and it’s a way of giving back to an awesome charity,” Ocenas said, noting proceeds from the event go to Ronald McDonald House.

“Enjoy a bucket list experience with us on Halloween weekend,” Ocenas said.

This is the seventh year for the Grape Stomp, and he’s encouraging people to assemble teams.

“Gather your six- to eight-member team and get ready to kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and crush some grapes,” he added.

Prizes are awarded for the “top stomp” and the best costume.

There are three heats a day, with 15 teams already signed up to compete on Saturday, and 24 on the list for Sunday.

Teams of six to eight will participate in a friendly stomp competition. Registration is $30 per person and still possible at 604-532-1766 or email: wine@township7.com.

Stompers must be 19 years or older, and organizers note the two-day event goes on rain or shine.

The winery is located at 21152 16th Ave.

“It’s a good fundraiser, and it’s a lot of fun,” Ocenas said.

Just Posted

Otter Co-op Liquor Store begins construction in Aldergrove

New three-storey building will be a destination retail and wine tasting facility

Sold-out crowd rocked Langley twin’s greenhouse charity gala

Volunteers credited with making party profitable for sick kids at Canuck Place.

Langley Township ponders developing land assets

The Township may become its own developer to find a new revenue stream.

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

Rail upgrades will cost Langley Township $6 million

The council may borrow money to fund the federally-mandated upgrades.

VIDEO: Langley concert and five new songs inspired by Canada’s 150th

Familiar faces from Langley Community Music School were asked to create Canadian pieces for Nov. 25.

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

Union contests layoffs at Maple Ridge motel

Demonstration planned for today at former Quality Inn

Pitt Meadows councillor convicted of sex assault resigns from job

David Murray will retire from work with city of Port Coquitlam

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

B.C. boy’s social media bid to get levidrome in the Oxford dictionary goes viral

‘It’s been five weeks and has totally blown up today.’

Huge grain, potash terminals proposed for Fraser Surrey Docks

Surrey’s mayor is embracing the projects, but Delta’s mayor has concerns about emergency crew access

Most Read