Harvest


harvest19th Annual Harvest at Summerset Winery

Every summer we invite the most fun loving, hard working, and enthusiastic people to join our harvest team for a morning of grape picking & stomping! Reservations are required and non refundable. 

Harvest Dates:

Saturday August 27
Saturday September 3
Saturday September 10
Saturday September 17
Saturday September 24
Saturday October 1

Event Details

  • Price: $28.00 per person
  • Event starts at 8:00AM and ends at promptly at 1:30PM
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Commemorative t-shirt: Size required at time of reservation (see sizes below)
  • 3 wine drink tickets that may be used during the day of harvest (This is different from previous years)
  • The opportunity to participate in the grape stomp
  • 15% Discount on all wine & merchandise 
  • The grapes need picked even when it rains so come ready, rain or shine
  • Under 21 or look like you’re under 21? Don’t forget your ID!
  • Reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation and is non-refundable
  • We will only accept online reservations

Harvest has changed! We have made some changes to this years harvest including ‘drink tickets’, requiring t-shirt sizes in advance, and more! See details below in ‘event details’.

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T-Shirt Sizes

T-Shirt sizes must be ordered at time of reservation. T-shirt sizes can not be modified or exchanged. Any bookings made less than 5 days before the harvest date will not be guaranteed. 

MEN:

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WOMEN:

T-Shirt sizes must be ordered at time of reservation. T-shirt sizes can not be modified or exchanged. Any bookings made less than 5 days before the harvest date will not be guaranteed. 

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You the Harvester

As a harvester, you will experience the ambience of the vineyard as you cut the grapes off the vine, feel them crush beneath your feet during the celebratory stomp and indulge your palate in the flavors of our delicious award winning wines!

Harvesters should:

  • Bring any medication you might need including allergy medicine. We only have a first aid kit on site. THERE WILL BE BEES!
  • Wear old clothes (grapes may stain)
  • Dress in layers (it may be chilly in the morning and warm up in the afternoon)
  • We suggest you bring bug spray, sun screen and gardening gloves- we’ll have some pruning shears available but if you have some feel free to bring them
  • Remember, the grapes need to be picked rain or shine!  Bring a rain poncho, if necessary 🙂
  • Under 21 or look like you’re under 21? Don’t forget your ID!

Who can be a Harvester

Everyone is welcome but if you want to enjoy the wines please bring your ID. Reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation and is non-refundable.

Schedule

Schedule:

  • 8:00AM* Arrive at the winery for a light continental breakfast and a brief tutorial on how to pick the grapes
  • Then head into the vineyard and begin picking an acre of selected grapes
  • Once the grapes have been harvested, you may use your drink tickets to enjoy a glass of wine. (This is different from previous years. This is to make sure everyone gets to enjoy the wine they want 🙂
  • Climb into the barrel and stomp grapes!
  • Chow time! You’ll be hungry after a long morning of grape picking and cavorting in the vineyard.
  • Festivities will conclude promptly at 1:30PM
  • Please have transportation arranged if you plan on drinking

*Start time may change depending on the development of the grapes

Harvesters should:

  • Bring any medication you might need including allergy medicine. We only have a first aid kit on site. THERE WILL BE BEES!
  • Wear old clothes (grapes may stain)
  • Dress in layers (it may be chilly in the morning and warm up in the afternoon)
  • We suggest you bring bug spray, sun screen and gardening gloves- we’ll have some pruning shears available but if you have some feel free to bring them
  • Remember, the grapes need to be picked rain or shine!  Bring a rain poncho, if necessary 🙂
  • Under 21 or look like you’re under 21? Don’t forget your ID!

Liability Release

By purchasing a ticket to participate our annual Harvest Celebration, you have agreed to the following Liability Release.

All harvesters must agree to this statement before being allowed to help harvest or join in any other activities during harvest. Failure to agree to this liability release will forfeit your participation in Summerset’s harvest.

1. Summerset Winery is not responsible if you drink too much alcohol.

2. Summerset Winery is not responsible if you incur any injuries including but not limited to: cuts, falls, bruises, breaks, insect stings, animal bites, car accidents, or any subsequent problems resulting from these injuries.

3. Summerset Winery is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items, including jewelry, items of clothing, shoes, car keys, tools, or any other items. Summerset Winery recommends that you remove all jewelry prior to the start of harvest.

4. Summerset Winery is not responsible if you suffer from allergic reactions to bee stings or insect bites. Summerset Winery encourages you to bring any medicine for your own allergies.

5. Summerset Winery only has basic first aid supplies on hand.

6. Summerset Winery encourages you to have a designated driver or other transportation arrangements if you plan on drinking any alcohol.

7. By agreeing to this Liability Release you agree to allow Summerset Winery to use any photographic images of you for commercial uses.

8. By agreeing to this Liability Release you understand and agree to all the above statements.

Check out our Harvesters in Action!


 

Summerset Winery is located just minutes outside of Des Moines, Iowa in Indianola. Summerset Winery produces award winning Iowa wine from locally grown, central Iowa grapes. The tasting room is open Tuesday-Sunday all year long and Mondays by appointment. Summerst Winery offers wine tastings and tours, and is the ideal location to host weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more.