Every summer we invite the most fun loving, hard working and enthusiastic to join our harvest team for a morning of gape picking, stomping and drinking! Harvest takes place every Saturday from August to October depending on the year.
Reservations are required and will be online in Summer of 2015. Make sure you’re on our newsletter mailing list to know when you can sign up for harvest!
Want to see our harvesters in action?
Reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation and is non-refundable.
Harvesters receive breakfast, lunch, commemorative t-shirt, wine samples and grape stomp. The grapes need picked even when it rains so come ready, rain or shine.
8:30 A.M. arrive at the winery for breakfast and brief tutorial on how to pick the grapes.
After breakfast head into the vineyard and begin picking an acre of selected grapes.
Once the grapes have been harvested, bottles of last year’s vintages will be opened and poured and the vineyard.
Chow time! You’ll be hungry after a long morning of grape picking and cavorting in the vineyard.
After lunch climb into the barrel and stomp grapes, purchase a bottle of wine for some afternoon libations, place your footprint on the back of your commemorative t-shirt.
Festivities should conclude around 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
-Wear old clothes (grapes may stain)
-Dress in layers (it may be chilly in the morning and warm up in the afternoon)
-Bring pruning shears, bug spray, sun screen and gardening gloves
Remember, the grapes need to be picked rain or shine! Bring a rain poncho, if necessary
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.