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 throughout the day.
$25.00 per person.
Everyone is welcome but if you want to sample the wines please bring your ID. Reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation and is non-refundable. The grapes need picked even when it rains so come ready, rain or shine.
Harvesters receive breakfast, lunch, commemorative t-shirt, wine and grape stomp.
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Reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation and is non-refundable. 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
Online reservations are closed! Call the winery to reserve a spot 515.961.3545!
Summerset Winery is located just minutes outside of Des Moines, Iowa in Indianola. Summerset Winery produces award winning Iowa wines from locally grown grapes from central Iowa. The tasting room is open Tuesday-Sunday all year long and Mondays by appointment.