Coronado Vineyards held the 2012 – 6th Annual Grape Stomp on August 18th and 19th. There were two days full of sunshine and wine while listening to live music featuring GRIND on Saturday and BUZZ &
THE SOUL SENDERS on Sunday. This is always a family event and there were some young buckaroos there to enjoy the music, fun and games.
There were various types of food for purchase that complemented the wine tastings. And as always the people that wanted to
know what it was like for the great actress Lucy to stomp around in a barrel of grapes, the barrel and grapes were provided for the enjoyment of the celebrants. Angie got into the act with her rendition of the Cha-cha. She wasn’t alone since there were other people there that wanted to experience the grapes between the toes. You will have to wait for next year to try this out. No stomping experience is necessary for this fun event. Shade was provided.
The charge for the event was $10 for adults and
that included a souvenir wine glass, all the grapes you can stomp while listening to live music, and a wine tasting of Coronado’s current releases. Wine club members got into the event for half price. We have gone to the event many times and each time we enjoy ourselves. We meet new people and enjoy the food, music and wine. What a pleasant way to spend the day. All of Jacque’s staff were
there to made the day a great success and our friend Terry was pouring the tastings. We tried to get Jacque to pause a moment so that we could get a picture of her with us but time ran out and she was a little busy making sure things were running properly.
So next year when you are ready to go to the southeast Arizona wine country and stay at a BnB. Just think about what to do to get out of the heat during an August weekend. Then think about spending time at Down By The River B & B in southeastern Arizona at the BnB that is The Lodging Hub of Cochise County. Take a look at our events page after May for next years Grape Stomp dates. Throughout the
year there are wine events happening in the area. Since we are between both of the wine regions in Sonoita and Willcox we advertize the events that are coming up.
On October 20 and 21, The Willcox Wine Festival will be in full swing with more than 60 wines available for tasting and live entertainment. See you there.