Monday, October 4, 2010

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp

On Saturday Kasie, Jachin, Kate, Shanna and I participated in our first official grape stomp at the Morgan Creek Vineyard in New Ulm. Shanna had wanted to get a team together earlier in the summer, but they were already filled up so we decided we were just going to watch the grape stomp this year and sign up earlier next year. Well, a week before the event Shanna got a call saying we could participate now if we wanted. So, with the short notice our attire was minimal.

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

When we arrived the other teams were all ready to go. We were called "The Minimalists" by these guys because of our lack of attire. We asked if they could take our picture and we posed for these before we got our own group photo.

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

Kate, Kasie, Jachin, Sara & Shanna

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

Here we are stomping away. Having never stomped grapes before I didn't know what to expect, but I definitely didn't imagine us crammed together in a horse trough.

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

Morgan Creek Grape Stomp 2010

They measured how much juice everyone produced from their stomping. We were Team 10 and ended up in 3rd place for our time slot.

Grape Stomp Results

After our stomping experience we went through the wine tasting tent and enjoyed a bottle of wine.

Morgan Creek Wine Tasting

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