Stomp some grapes at Rock the Grapes! festival

BERRYVILLE – Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with Veramar Vineyard’s Rock the Grapes! Festival on Saturday in Berryville.

Coy Ferrell, marketing director for the Bogaty Family Wine Group, said the highlight of the festival is the chance to stomp grapes, just like that famous scene in the “I Love Lucy TV show.

“Everyone gets their own half-barrel of grapes to stomp and it’s a really great time for everyone, kids and adults alike.”

Festivalgoers will enjoy wine sections from Veramar Vineyard, James Charles Winery & Vineyard and Bogati Winery.

Deja Blue Blues Band and The Cruisers will provide live entertainment, while local food vendors 3Fires Pizza Oven and Hillbilly BBQ will be on site offering up local cuisine.

Craft vendors onsite will include Brag Swag, Jumbo Bottom Barrels, Crafted Engraving, and Very Virginia.

Ticket admission includes a souvenir wine glass and two tasting vouchers redeemable for any of the three wineries represented at the festival.

Due to limited seating, guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and/or lawn chairs. No pets are allowed. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not refundable for a weather-related reason.

“It’s so fun to stop grapes with a friend,” Ferrell said. “We encourage people to race to fill up a small bucket with grape juice to add to the fun. You really have a blast and learn not to take yourself too seriously.”

If you go

Where: Veramar Vineyard, 905 Quarry Road, Berryville.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Admission: $10 in advance or $15 at the gate.  Rain or shine event.

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