Grape Stomp Festival
Come out and celebrate the fall harvest with us during our three-day festival featuring 12 bands on 4 stages, 150 food, art & marketplace vendors, logging show, live art demos, wine tasting and more. Parking for over 5000 cars, plus shuttles from hotels and town. Last year over 16,000 people attended - will you be 16,001??
Have you ever thought of working behind the scenes at Carlos Creek?
What is YOUR group wearing to this year's Grape Stomp?
It's not too early to
- Register to Stomp Grapes: www.ccwgrapestomp.com
- Buy your admission tickets: www.ccwgrapestomp.com
- Book your hotel room at: www.explorealex.com
We offer free shuttles from all Alexandria hotels, Arrowwood, Carlos State Park, and new this year- two town non-hotel pick-up locations!
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These WILL be available at the Grape Stomp!
Finally, we’re happy to announce our Miracle Wine Glasses. Featuring our innovative, spill-proof 360º rim, that allows you to drink from any edge meaning you’ll never cry over spilled wine again! Easy to clean design features our signature no-leak valve. Available in several styles, making this a must-have item for all your dinner parties and an excellent host gift.
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Now that we'll be making our own beer, where do you think we should put the Man Cave?
A. Same place, in a tent.
B. In the new brewery.
C. In a tent by the brewery.
Progress on our new brewery continues to move forward. Photos here show the view of the tanks from what will be the taproom bar, a look into Valkyrie's Pizza, the seating area in the taproom and the stairs to the loft.
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Grape Stomp Fans! Join the TRIVIA game!
What is going on with our guys in this photo?
Best answer gets a bottle of our new Crimson Rose!
#carloscreekwinery #mnwine #crimsonrose
This is most certainly true.
I think I'll start this weekend!
Very limited supply of this wine - it is doubtful the supply will hold out until Grape Stomp - but you can buy it on-line or, of course, at the winery!
Charles Dickens gives us a lovely description for the month that can't decide whether to be Winter or Spring. The month when we can't decide do we wear down or flip flops? One thing is certain, we should drink Rose' - lots of Rose'. I highly recommend our new Crimson Pearl Rose', which is on its way to Paris for the annual 'Mondial du Rose' wine competition.
It's been a long winter. Buy some right now. You deserve it.
It is beautiful out there.. Enjoy some Rose' in the glorious sunshine!
#carloscreekwinery #springtime #mnwine #explorealex #seriousfunwine
Calling all Minnesota Wine fans!!!!
Where can you sample and buy from 20 Minnesota wineries - all under one roof? At CLINK!!
Carlos Creek will be there - hope you will be too!
#clinkmn #carloscreekwinery #mnwine #drinklocal
Grab your girlfriends, get your tickets, and get ready for some GREAT FUN!
Tickets, Stomp Registration, and Vendor Packets are all available on our Grape Stomp site:
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Grape Stomp - Totally Level 5!!!!
The Irish have a word for fun: CRAIC
(Yep. Pronounced like the stuff you snort).
But did you know there's 6 levels of CRAIC?? We need Each and Everyone of YOU here this weekend so we can hit "CRAIC to the 90s". Let's DO this!!
And we've made it EASY! We're serving Irish Sangrias & hosting live music both SAT & SUN! And as always, our endless brunch & mimosa bar on SUN.
#StPatricksDay #GoodCraic #CarlosCreekWinery #IrishSangria #ExploreAlex #ExploreMN
Grape Stomping Registration is NOW OPEN!! All participants will receive a free Grape Stomp souvenir! Don't miss out on all of the fun this year...
2019 Vendor Applications are POSTED! Want to be a vendor at this year's festival...fill out and send in your application...follow the link below...
ccwgrapestomp.com Click the appropriate link to download your application today! For any questions regarding vendor applications, Carlos Creek vendor policies or about becoming a vendor please contact Paige Meier at [email protected] or at 320-846-5443. Vendor categories include: Juried Art, Handmade ...
Like seeing updates on our brewery? Follow us at 22 Northmen Brewing Company on Facebook or @22northmenbrewingco on Instagram for all of the updates!
Check out the progress on our new brewery building while you treat yourself to some unbelievable deals on Carlos Creek Wines. You can see the new Tap Room from our Tasting Room windows. Could be a new location for next year's Man Cave ?????
Black Friday is hear!!! Join us today from 12-6 for crazy wine specials and happy hour from 4-6...first 50 people in the door will get these awesome scratch offs and have the chance to get a free CCW coffee mug or many other prizes!
Enjoy every moment of today and count all the blessings that you have. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Carlos Creek Winery.
We are thankful for each and everyone of you who make our Grape Stomp so much fun!
Applefest is THIS SATURDAY!! Check out all of the great activities we have for all ages! Come out and celebrate fall with us!
Lots of activities for people of all ages! Inside and outside! Come enjoy the deep fall at Carlos Creek.
Only ONE WEEK until Applefest (October 20th)!! Join us for our one day, free admission, family fun day!! Enjoy the beautiful fall with family and friends!
FREE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Horse Wagon Rides
- Live Music on two stages
- Hay Bale Mountain
- Clueless the Clown
- Kids Activity Bags
- Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe
- Pumpkin Chuckin
- Pumpkin Carver
- Wine Tasting
- Pie Eating Contest
- Food Trucks: Green Canteen Food Truck, Knutson Concessions and Short But Sweet Refreshments
- Doug's Kettle Korn
- Luther Crest Craft Market & Apple Bakery
- Country Blossom Farm, LLC. Fresh Apples for Sale
- Pumpkin Painting
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EPIC! That’s what Grape Stomp 2018 was! Lots of people, lots of fun and lots of sun!! Thank you for joining us this year and we hope to see you next year: SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019!!
Check out all of the fun over the weekend...
Our French winemaking intern Gus and our Tasting Room Manager Trina win the employee Grape Stomp in record time!!
Absolutely best costume of the day! Day two down-one great day to go! Help us find this team!! We have a prize for them. If you know them, tell them to contact us.
First day kicking off!!
Grape Stomp open TOMORROW at NOON!!! We are so excited! Be sure to register to stomp grapes this year...we have 20 openings Friday, 2 openings on Saturday & 6 openings on Sunday! Every participant will get our SWEET Grape Stomp Sunglasses this year (which will be necessary this weekend)!
Register here 👉 http://www.ccwgrapestomp.com/stomp-grapes/
ccwgrapestomp.com Stomping tickets DO NOT INCLUDE ADMISSIONS! You will have to pay admissions to enter the festival before stomping - come early so you are not late for your stomping!!
Looking for lodging this weekend for the festival?
->🏨 hotel rooms (Friday & Saturday availability): Arrowwood, Hampton Inn, Best Western, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn & Super 8.
->🏡 resort/cabin (Friday & Saturday availability): Brophy Lake Resort, Lake Victoria Resort, Maryview Beach Resort & Viking Bay Resort.
->🚍 RV sites: Cruise Inn
To book your stay 👉 https://explorealex.com/dt_hotels/
Find our photo booth this year at the festival!! Located in the Wine Tasting arena...get a print out pic of your group and share on social media!
It’s officially GRAPE STOMP WEEK!!! Tents are going up (thanks to our friends at HPS Rental) and we all wore vintage Grape Stomp t-shirts to kick off the week! 🎉
NEW MUSICIANS at this year's Stomp...
-> FRIDAY: The Advocates (piano & acoustic female duo), Axtell Duo (ukulele & folk duo)
-> SATURDAY: Dan Israel (singer/songwriter), Matt Browne (country), Sawyer's Dream (folk with 4-part harmonies), Patrick Murphy (piano/singer) & Loose Canyon (bluegrass band)
-> SUNDAY: The Advocates (piano & acoustic female duo)
Just one week from today . . .
Carlos Creek Winery
SPECIAL GUESTS at this year’s Grape Stomp!! Saturday of this year’s festival we welcome representatives of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders! They will be selling and signing calendars in the Man Cave from 2-4! All proceeds go to benefit the Minnesota Viking Foundation - advancing the well-being of youth through healthy and education initiatives!
Sneak peak of the Grape Stomp shirt for this year!!! Only TWO WEEKS now!!
We are SO EXCITED to have Alexandria Photo Booth on site at this year's Grape Stomp ALL THREE DAYS! Get your group together and take some fun pics that you get to keep! Also, upload your photos to Facebook or Instagram to enter our prize drawing!
We will be onsight for the entire 3 days of Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp!
Stop on by or look for us roaming through the crowds for your FREE pics! All courtesy of Carlos Creek Winery. We will post location info as soon as we get it
NEW Food Vendors for this year: Island Noodles - wok noodles, Prchal's Originals - German specialties, Papa D's Diner - food on a stick (breakfast, pizza, apple pie and more), All Fried Up - chicken strips and mac n' cheese bites and Matty's Boba Tea - Bubble Tea!
Don't want to wait in line for admissions?!? Pre-purchase your admission tickets online and avoid the long lines (+ they are slightly cheaper online!!).
Purchase them here 👉 http://www.ccwgrapestomp.com/admissions-tickets/
ccwgrapestomp.com Pre-purchase your admissions tickets to avoid long lines at admissions and to save money! NOTE: tickets are non-refundable. Carlos Creek Winery will be donating $1 from every Saturday admission ticket pre-purchased or purchased on-site to our local Humane Society!
Looking for a place to stay for the Grape Stomp? Check out the following locations with available rooms and FREE Saturday Shuttle Service: Arrowwood Resort, Best Western, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn & Holiday Inn! But book quick, because these rooms won't last long!
Carlos Creek named WINERY OF THE YEAR! At this year's International Cold Climate Wine Competition we took home "Winery of the Year" and the following wine awards:
🏆 Best of Show Rosé: White Marquette
🏅 Double Gold: Frontenac Gris
🥇 Gold: White Marquette, Reserve Frontenac & Reserve Marquette
🥈 Silver: 300 Russian Barrel Marquette, Minnescato & Petit Ami
🥉 Bronze: Prairie Star & 300 Triumph
Congratulations to Russ Funk & Brett Murphy for their AWESOME wine making abilities!
Here is the full article: http://enology.umn.edu/news/2018-iccwc-10th-anniversary-winners-announced
CRAFT WINE FEST + CRAFT BEER!! Two Minnesota Breweries will be featured this year at the Grape Stomp: August Schell Brewing Company & Castle Danger Brewery!!
🍺FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH: Schell's Brewery will be sampling beer 2PM-6PM in the Man Cave!
🍺SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH: Castle Danger will be sampling beer 2PM-6PM in the Man Cave!
🍻SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH: Both Schell's & Castle Danger beers will be sampled 12PM-3PM in the Man Cave (come out and watch the Viking's game too)!
Our Grape Stomping participant free-bee is in!! Register to stomp grapes at this year’s grape stomp and you will get a pair of these fun sunglasses!
Register here 👉 http://www.ccwgrapestomp.com/stomp-grapes/
ANNOUNCEMENT!! This year's "Stomp For Paws" fundraising efforts will benefit our local Lakes Area Humane Society! Be sure to come out on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 16, to support our local rescue! 😍🐶😸
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Don't have lodging yet for this year's Grape Stomp?!? Check out Explore Alexandria MN for available lodging options!
The following lodging locations are on our Saturday Shuttle Route: AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Alexandria, MN, Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center at Alexandria, Best Western Alexandria Inn, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Alexandria, MN, Cruise Inn RV Park & Motel, Days Inn Alexandria MN, Fairfield by Marriott Alexandria, Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria, Holiday Inn Alexandria & Super 8 Alexandria!
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We just booked Joe Linneman - Pipe Major for the St. Cloud Pipes & Drums, and retired police officer, to give bagpipe performances at this year's Grape Stomp! Watch for him at the Creekside Amphitheater opposite the Stunt Dog performances all three days! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtl1mSFkIdU
Our 2018 Grape Stomp Vendor list is updated!! Check out all of the great returning vendors and some NEW fabulous additions!!... I am super excited for the Asian Wok Noodles 😋🍜
Grape Stomp Vendor Lists have been updated on our Grape Stomp website! Check it out to see what great food items we have coming along with all of our Juried Art & Market Place Vendors!
Wanna know what's happening at this year's Grape Stomp?
Less than two months until GRAPE STOMP!!!
Pre-buy admission tickets and register to stomp here 👉 http://www.ccwgrapestomp.com
The Final Day!!! So excited for the brewery addition! It’s definitely going to be a fun addition to the 2019 Grape Stomp!! 🎉🍻
It’s the FINAL DAY of our 22 Northmen Brewing Company Kickstarter campaign!!! We have already met our goal, but you can still get some sweet gear until midnight tonight!! All of the items on the Kickstarter are exclusive items, so get them while you can!
Join the Voyage here 👉 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2081391857/22-northmen-brewing-co-carlos-creek-winery?ref=creator_nav
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