Grape Stomp at Grgich Hills

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Celebrate Harvest Season with a quintessential Napa Valley winery experience – the stomping of the grapes at Grgich Hills Estate. You’ll immerse your feet in a barrel of freshly picked grapes to stomp just as winemakers did ages ago. You’ll also taste the wine that put Napa Valley on the map and get the inside track to a true Napa Valley legend. The winery itself is simple, quaint, and charming. But it’s one of the Napa Valley’s most famous stories. If you haven’t heard of the 1976 Paris Tasting, you soon will. After a gourmet lunch aboard our elegant Wine Train, indulge in a private tasting at Grgich Hills Estate, home of one of the greatest winemakers in the world.


  • Multiple course gourmet lunch
  • 2-hr journey aboard our vintage train
  • Grape stomping
  • Festive tasting at Grgich Hills Estate
  • Must be 21+ to join this tour

Availability: The Grape Stomping Experience is a seasonal event. Offered from September 2, 2022 – October 28, 2022. Monday – Friday only.

Package Details

Your day begins with an elegant tranquil train journey northbound through the spectacular Napa Valley aboard our intimate luxury rail car where your gourmet lunch awaits. Soup du Jour or fresh Baby Lettuce Salad. And your choice of gourmet entrées. Croatian-born founder and winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich is the man behind Grgich Hills Estate. He’s celebrated for his role in the 1976 Paris Tasting, a blind tasting of renowned white Burgundies from France and a sampling of new Napa Valley Chardonnays. Shocked French judges selected Mike Grgich’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world, making him a legend. Today Grgich Hills is known for producing world-class wines sustainably, with care and passion.

Join the Grgich Hills team for a fun, festive and seasonal experience on the beautiful outdoor crush pad at their Rutherford property. Every guest who books this experience will have an opportunity to play grape stomper where you will remove your shoes, the old-world winemaking way and jump right into a barrel to stomp some grapes! Enjoy a selection of Reserve wines from the estate vineyards that are farmed organically without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

Once you have completed your stomp and tasting, a special treat is waiting for you back onboard the Train: coffee or tea and a decadent dessert. Savored at your leisure in luxury, as you head through the Napa Valley back to Napa. All of our winery stops require moderate stair climbing and standing for extended periods. We encourage guests who may have difficulty performing these two activities to consider one of our dining journeys. In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share a table with another party.

For the grape stomp you will be doing this barefoot so consider the shoes you will wear but all participants will be able to wash their feet before returning aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train

Your Itinerary


  • 10:30am – Check In
  • 10:50am – Board the Train
  • 11:30am – Train Departs
  • 12:30pm – Disembark at Grgich Hills
  • 1:30pm – Reboard the Train
  • 2:30pm – Train Returns

Merry & Bright

Make merry memories this holiday season on one of our all-new Jolly Journeys. Delight in scrumptious bites and festive fun for the whole family as you toast to the season of joy with a delicious cup of coco. Get a head start on holiday cheer and reserve your seat today!