Do the stomp to help a hospital

IT is harvest time in the local area for a number of wineries and that means it is also time to experience one of the traditional wine making methods – stomping the grapes.

Gerringong’s Crooked River Wines kicked off its annual stomping of the grapes festival last Saturday, offering people a chance to also raise money for charity while getting among the grape juices.

Dozens of people ditched their shoes and gave their feet a fruity work-out, mixing their glass of chardonnay with a side of grape-stomping.

The festival, to be held throughout February, raises funds for Westmead Children’s Hospital and Cottage Bear.

Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 per child and bookings are essential. 

Contact the winery on 4234 0975 for more information.

Photo: GREG TOTMAN 

FEET FIRST: Stomping of the grapes at Crooked River Wines, bride-to-be Louise Dorahy treads carefully at her hen’s party where she has a stomp for charity with (from left) Kim Adie, Jen Wood, Anna Kelly, Hayley and Lyn Windisch.

FEET FIRST: Stomping of the grapes at Crooked River Wines, bride-to-be Louise Dorahy treads carefully at her hen’s party where she has a stomp for charity with (from left) Kim Adie, Jen Wood, Anna Kelly, Hayley and Lyn Windisch.