HONOR THY FATHER with a First Crush Gift Certificate

Special Dad's Blending Seminar and Harvest Crush Experiences make great Father's Day Gifts

The Mysteries of Wine Revealed

Wine lovers experience a whole new appreciation for wine at Harvest Crush Encounters

Making wine is fun and exciting. It's also filled with lots of surprises for consumers. One of the most frequent comments we hear from "Crush-tomers" is that experiencing one of our Crush Encounters gives them a "whole new appreciation" for wine.

From how and when the grapes are selected for harvest to the intricacies of bottling, wine lovers like you can sip and learn your way to a whole new appreciation for wine too!

Both our Crush Encounters and Harvest Tour de Vin are fun-filled weekends of wine country fun. Although we wine, dine and entertain you throughout your Crush Encounter, you'll also discover that winemaking isn't just all fun and games. There are many thoughtful decisions that go into growing grapes and that wine is both an art and a science.

While enjoying the fresh air and beauty of roaming through a picturesque vineyard filled with plump, juicy clusters, you can try your hand at picking wine grapes that we transform into world-class wine, and that you can ultimately call your own. You'll experience the thrill of sorting the fruit, watch its transformation into juice and be able to taste it right from the vat. You'll find out about Brix, yeasts and hydrometers and how all of these things ultimately influence what you end up with in your glass. And don't forget about the stomping. You can feel the berries squish between your toes as you compete in our berry stomp competition.

For those who don't want to roll up their sleeves and get involved, we also offer our luxurious Harvest Tour de Vin. This is more of the "backstage pass" approach to experiencing harvest in wine country.

Don't miss this chance to put your hand...and footprint on our 2013 vintage at our Crush Encounter this fall. Or you can sit back and relax with our ultimate Harvest Tour de Vin exclusive wine country tour. Both events are unique, unparalleled and unforgettable.

Two- and three-day Crush Encounter options are available but space is limited. A 10% early registration discount is available through July 31 and Gold and Platinum Crush Club members save an additional 10%.