Grape Stomping Competition

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What can I say about these guys? Eric Morrison has been doing team building grape stomps for more than 30 years and I am sure I participated in one of his first stomps… the years run together (all good) but it must have been at least 30 years ago that I got my feet wet. He now partners with his son, introducing a whole new generation to the sport.

Here’s the story… divide your group in teams, every team gets a half barrel filled with grapes, and the object is in a fixed amount of time, stomp more juice than your competitors. There’s a lot more to it, of course (team cheers etc.), but the upshot is an amazing amount of laughter while doing something with your colleagues that you have probably never done with anyone else. If you are going to Wine Country… do this.