Monday, September 24, 2007

Grape Stomp!

Gathered a great group of friends together this past Saturday to participate in Willamette Valley Vineyards' annual Grape Stomp competition. What, you've never heard of the Grape Stomp?? It breaks down like this: 10 teams of 2 compete to see who can get the most grape juice out of a tub full of grapes using only their bare feet to squash. One person stomps while the other "swabs" (makes sure the drain tube remains unclogged). The stompers used white grapes so they didn't stain, but we drank almost exclusively red wine. I have new appreciation for Wine Away red wine stain remover. Wow. Just spray it on the stain and watch as it disappears. Yes, we needed a lot of it, if you can't tell from the photos...

While I didn't stomp, I did take a lot of pictures, which I posted on Flickr for your viewing pleasure. I also drank a LOT of great wine, drank a small amount of really bad wine (Lisa, shame on you), ate some good food, end ended the day with a couple shots of vodka. Can you say "lush"?? Yep, that's me. Here's two photos of our crazy group:

Grape Stompers

The Stomp!