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Catch the crush bug at these 11 Western wineries playing host to grape picking parties, stomping competitions, barrel-room dinners, and more

Stephanie Granada  – August 21, 2018 | Updated October 15, 2019

For wine lovers, few things top a winery harvest experience. A late-season visit might bring slimmer crowds, but the height of the crush delivers all the excitement. While vintners and their crews are busy picking, sorting, crushing, and blending fruit to produce the next great bottles of wine, fans get to peak behind the curtain and soak up the energy of the spirited occasion. Across the West’s dozens of wine regions, you’ll find crush-worthy events—from intimate tastings to world-renowned grape stomps—to suit any oenophile heart.