GALLERY: Things get juicy at grape stomping event
NO ONE was concerned when people took off articles of clothing and things got a little bit juicy at the Kingsley Grove Winery on the weekend.
That is because the articles taken off were their shoes and socks as they got into the spirit at the inaugural Grape Stomp event.
Jo Berry from Kingsley Grove Winery said the grape stomp event was an idea they had been playing with for several years.
"Grape stomping is a traditional style of how they used to make wine,” she said.
"It is an age-old tradition.”
Patricia and Michael Berry, who originally started the Kingsley Grove Estate 21 years ago, said the stomping method of juicing the grapes was just what they had to do.
"We had the grapes in a big bin in the laundry,” Patricia said.
"I would get in the bin and start stomping.
"It's a whole lot different these days.”
Jo said it was great for the public to experience how wine used to be made as well as enjoy other elements of what makes wine so popular.
"Simon will be running wine tasting sessions in the cellar,” she said.
Grape stompers were able to take home a memento of their juicy experience with a poster of their grape juice footprint.
Brisbane residents Hannah Fiala and Emma Cresswell enjoyed the day with Gareth Ashby and Alex Bewsby to celebrate Hannah's birthday.
They heard about the event after coming to the South Burnett winery for Emma's birthday back in June last year.
"We just love it here,” Emma said.
"The South Burnett is such a beautiful place.”
The South Burnett's wines are highly sought-after and Kingsley Grove's selection is no exception.
"Our wines are mailed to all parts of Australia,” Jo said.
Kingsley Grove Estate is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and their famous wood-fired pizzas are available on weekends.
Check out our photo gallery from the grape stomping event here.