Come Stomp the Grapes
Julian Style
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Dates: September 7, 2013
Times: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Menghini Winery
Admission: $10 adults 21 and over (includes a commemorative wine glass), $5 ages 20 to 6, 5 and under free
Contact: Krisie Morgan, Julian Chamber of Commerce (760) 765-1857

Every September the Julian Chamber of Commerce celebrates the harvest of the grapes with a real, olde-world style grape stomp and festa at the Menghini Winery. This grape stomp out-does all others by providing two barrels for stomping--one for adults and one for children.

Tons of grapes are blessed then poured into the barrels. The atmosphere is created with Italian music by Roman Holiday, dancing, Bocci Ball competitions, stomping, wine tasting, a Jumbo Jump for the kids and a variety of food and crafts for sale will keep you busy.  Situated in rolling hills covered with vineyards and apple orchards, the Menghini Winery offers an ideal setting for the Festa.

The Grape Stomp Festa is a Julian Chamber of Commerce fund raiser and has been for the last fifteen years.  The festa draws approximately 2000 people each year.  The proceeds from the event pays for marketing the town, cleaning the streets, maintaining the public restrooms and funding historic preservation projects and events.

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The historic mountain village of Julian is situated at an elevation of 4200 feet; visitors can experience the four seasons in picture postcard splendor, only about 1 hour from San Diego. Visitors wishing to extend their stay, or find information about dining, shopping, lodging, or attractions are encouraged to call the Julian Chamber of Commerce at 760 765-1857.

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Visit during mid-week to enjoy the quiet and peaceful historic town and beautiful countryside.

Julian Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 1866, 2129 Main Street, Julian, CA  92036
(760) 765-1857