Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for a one-day Grape Stomp Festival admission package for two with two $5 food tickets and two souvenir wineglasses (a $20 value)
- $19 for a one-day Grape Stomp Festival admission package for four with four $5 food tickets and four souvenir wineglasses (a $40 value)
The festival tastes place on Saturday, August 24, and Sunday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Almost 46 grape varieties climb the trellises surrounding the 100-year-old Spanish chapel at Chapel Creek Winery. Students of viticulture and enology tend to these delicate bunches throughout the year, and they welcome visitors to celebrate the picking season during the annual Grape Stomp Festival. Throughout the day, festival attendees can stomp the juice from sun-ripened grapes while dancing in their barrels to live musicians' melodies.
Tours of the chapel take place hourly throughout the festival and include various activities, such as visits to the goats in the children's petting zoo and lunchtime picnics of cow-bernet (cabernet) burgers and Sinful Zinfandel peach desserts. This Groupon includes food tickets for each visitor, but wine-tasting tickets must be purchased separately for $1 per 1-ounce serving.
Chapel Creek Winery
Chapel Creek winery, located in the historic 109-year-old Southern Hotel adjacent to the Canadian County historical museum, offers informative wine tasting experiences to elucidate the finer points of viniculture. Guests visiting the winery can watching wine-makers in action as they produce reds and whites, and then sample the fruits of their labor during tastings. An on-site gift shop lets guests take home some of the goodies, while a 20-minute trolley ride through historic, downtown Reno gives visitors a little taste of the city at large.