Blessing of the Grapes at Grgich Hills Estate
All are invited to join the Grgich and Hills families to toast the beginning of the 2019 harvest at the Grgich Hills annual Blessing of the Grapes. The first grapes will be blessed on Friday, August 30, starting at 10 a.m. on the crush pad at Grgich Hills Estate.
Attendees to this complimentary event can enjoy a glass of Grgich Hills Estate wine during this age-old celebration. Following the blessing, the Grgich Hills team will host a reception with wine, wood-fire pizza and salad on the patio where the winery’s daily Grape Stomp will officially begin. Grape stomping is complimentary until noon for anyone who attends the Blessing of the Grapes.
The tradition of blessing the first fruits of the harvest can be traced back to Old Testament times and its 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 Mike Grgich and Austin Hills.
Reservations are not required but welcomed. For more information, please call 707-963-2784.