Winery stomping event bound to be a grape time
KINGLSEY Grove will be holding its first grape stomping festival.
Guests will be able to pick the grapes from the Kingaroy vineyard and then participate in the age-old tradition of grape stomping.
During a major hail event in the South Burnett in October 2018, Kingsley Grove Estate's vineyard was badly wounded and this year's developing grapes were damaged.
New shootings have emerged, but have yielded little fruit that is usable for making quality wine.
"After the tragedy of the hail event last year, we wanted something positive to come from it, hence the grape stomp," Kingsley Grove's events organiser Jo Berry said.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 9 from 11am to 4pm at Kingsley Grove Estate.
Tickets cost $65 for adults, $20 for 10 to 17-year-olds and under 10s enter for free.
Under the direction of the winemaker Simon Berry, guests will be supplied with the necessary equipment to harvest their own grapes for stomping.
The price of admission also includes a buffet harvest style lunch which will be served from 12pm to 3pm in the winery.
This will include Kingsley Grove's famous wood fired pizzas, seasonal salads, cheese and cold meat platters, and desserts.
"It wouldn't be a grape stomp without being able to drink wine, we will have plenty of that on hand," Simon Berry said.
A bus will be available to transport guests to and from the winery from Glendon St, Kingaroy. This will cost each guest $5, including children.