Everyone is invited to join the Grgich and Hills families to toast the beginning of the 2016 harvest at our 40th annual Blessing of the Grapes on Friday, August 19, starting at 10am on the crush pad at Grgich Hills Estate.
Attendees to this complimentary event can enjoy a glass of Grgich Hills’ Chardonnay paired with cheese during this age-old celebration of the start of the harvest. Following the blessing, we will host a reception on the patio and the winery’s daily Grape Stomp will officially begin. Grape stomping is complimentary until noon for anyone who attends the Blessing of the Grapes.
We will be offering grape stomping daily from 10am to 4pm until the end of October. Please visit our FAQs for more information
The tradition of blessing the first fruits of the harvest can be traced back to Old Testament times and it’s a three decades-long tradition at Grgich Hills Estate. The winery has held a blessing of the grapes every year since the winery was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills.