The idea of the stomp is to stomp as much juice as possible out of those grapes. It’s a great way to celebrate the harvest and to taste some good wine. Parking is free. The winery is located on 3810 Winery Rd. off of Highway 160.
This grape stomp has rapidly become a symbol each year to Pahrump that fall has arrived. Bill Loken, the owner of the family winery said the tradition of the annual grape stomp in 2003 only attracted about a few hundred locals when his family first took over the winery. Now, the tradition has grown over the years and attracts over 3,000 to 4,000 visitors from all over the region.
The Grape Stomp has become a traditional fall celebration in Pahrump. The stomping of the grapes starts in the afternoon around 1 p.m. You must sign up for the grape stomping in advance. There is usually seven two-person teams stomping every 15 minutes for a four hour period. Loken said it takes a lot of energy to stomp just a couple of minutes.
At the festival, visitors will find craft booths, food, and live music and yes wine tasting. People can enjoy the park-like atmosphere, beautiful trees and fall weather as they sit and enjoy a glass of refreshing wine.
People wanting to taste the different wines will be able to sample brand pinot grigio, barbera and syrah; a Pahrump Winery Chardonnay, Symphony wine, a desert blush, burgundy, merlot and a dessert crème sherry; a Nevada Ridge zinfandel made from local grapes, and two Loken syrah varieties. Loken expects to sell well over 250 cases of wine during the celebration.