Take off your shoes and stomp a while at Callaway Winery’s annual grape stomp

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Coco Brown, the helper, left, and Cameron Brown, the grape stomper, right, help each other win the 6:30 p.m. first grape stomping competition of the night at Callaway Winery, Oct. 5. Lexington Howe photo
One minute: that was all the time contestants had to stomp as much as they could and get every last bit of juice from the grapes into the bottle placed underneath each bucket. The 14 eager contestants took to the stage to compete in Callaway Winery’s annual grape stomp competition, Sip, Stomp and Play, Saturday evening, Oct. 5. “No ‘whining’ if you don’t win!” Richard Seymour, DJ and judge of the evening’s grape stomping competition, said. The competition’s first stomp started at 6:30 p.m., and a new round started every 10 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Each contestant had a helper to hold the bottle and collect as much as possible, and workers set up funnels underneath each half-cut barrel contesta
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