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What is a Virtual Grape Stomp? Teams of two register online through the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website for a “Grape Stomp Kit” that includes a stomp barrel, 25 pounds of grapes, juice measuring devices and stomp instructions. Once registered, teams will receive “How To” tips in an Instructional Video – how to setup Backyard Grape Stomp, how to measure juice as well as secrets from Grape Stomp Hall of Famers will be shared. Each team will assign one Stomper and one Swabber to stomp in a half barrel filled with 25 pounds of grapes. Each team has three minutes to produce as much juice and the stomp will be recorded using Zoom online meeting services. The Top 10 Stomp Teams will be awarded prizes and receive an invitation to the private Calaveras Grape Stomp event on October 3rd where they can mix and mingle with Stomp Hall of Famers. Costumes are highly recommended and judging will be based on skills, spirit and originality, During registration, stomp teams will select their kit pickup date/time for either the Friday or Saturday before the virtual event. Kits will be ready for pickup at the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Wine Information Center at 202 Main Street in Murphys. To get stompers pumped up about the virtual event, teams will enjoy a day of wine tasting in Calaveras Wine Country with their 1-Day Tasting Pass provided at time of kit pickup. Team entry fee is $120 and includes Grape Stomp Kit items, 1-Day Tasting Pass for each stomper, Measuring Supplies, access to Virtual Grape Stomp event hosted using Zoom and a few surprises. A limited number of 400 registrations are available for the first virtual stop and will sell out. Advance registration is required by August 28th and all stompers get advance access to the online silent auction.

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