Castello di Amorosa's Crush Pad is the center of harvest activity during this time of the year. For one night, Saturday, September 24, 2011 it became the Great Grape Stomp Stadium with happy Wine Club members covered head to toe in grape juice.
Pizza served hot from the Great Hall's Outdoor Oven.
Healthy food paired perfectly with Castello di Amorosa wine.
The wine is ready. Are you ready for the wine? 2007 Il Brigante; great wine, legendary vintage.
Castello staff, smiling and ready to serve.
Some started the grape stomping early-- a warm up for the competition to follow.
The Courtyard-- always the center of the party. Great food, live band and dancing!
Let the Grape Stomp Competition begin.
Stomp, Stomp, Stomp.
Now these are some happy Napa Valley grape destemmers.
Fast hands filled the basket for the team to destem the grapes before stomping.
She is ready. Notice the lack of grape stains.
The result of efficient destemming.
The Crushpad: The Stadium of Stomp!
Great Napa Valley grapes about to get stomped.
Most of the scenes in this photo are, well, priceless.
Time to party. We won.
Love in the barrel.
Dancing in the Courtyard to the sounds of "The Special Guests."
Wine, up close and personal with Castello Lab Technician, Jose Basulto.
Hey, that bunch of Chardonnay grapes is Zeke Perez, our Castaldo Manager. Priceless fun!
Nadalie, USA cooperage. Toasting the inside of a French Oak wine barrel.
Scott Webster from Portocork talks to guests about cork.
Castello di Amorosa Cellar Master, Ron Lilly, talks to guests about wine futures. Here he's pouring 2010 Il Barone Cabernet Sauvignon.
Director of Winemaking, Brooks Painter (L) and Associate Winemaker, Peter Velleno (R) in the Fermentation Room.
A beautiful Napa Valley evening for the Harvest Celebration. See you next year, September 22, 2012.