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COMMUNITY HARVEST

Date: Sun, Aug 29, 2021
Time 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Free State Cellars Winery & Vineyard

Now’s your chance to experience the most hands-on part of our wine making: COMMUNITY HARVEST! 

Harvest is split between two days :
White Harvest: Sunday, August 15th • 7 am -12 pm
Red Harvest: Sunday, August 29th • 7 am -12 pm

On Sunday, August 29th we will be hosting our Community Harvest from 7 am -12 pm.   Event information is listed below along with helpful tips about harvesting at a working farm! We are excited to open up our farm and show the Golden Triangle what it means to be part of the Free State Cellars Family!

-ITINERARY-

7:00 - 7:45 am - CHECK IN: Guests will sign in and receive a Harvest shirt (while supplies last) and be welcomed to Free State!

7:45 am - Harvesting DEMONSTRATION

8:00 am - 10:00 am - HARVEST! The Free State Cellars Family will be working alongside you. Their role is to assist, guide and answer any questions you may have!

10:00 am - 11:30 am - Complimentary BRUNCH AND ENTERTAINMENT for our harvesters. Food will be catered by Old Orange Cafe Catering Company and live music by Kris Harper. There will also be a grape stomping photo opportunity during this time! 

Our tasting room will be open for sales from 11 am-12 pm. 

-IMPORTANT INFORMATION-

CHILDREN: We are family friendly and children are more than welcome to participate but MUST be supervised at all times. 

ATTIRE: Harvesting is hot and involves a lot of movement. We advise you to dress casually and comfortably. Please bring appropriate heat protective clothing. 

TOPOGRAPHY: Free State Cellars is a working vineyard.  This event  entails walking on unlevel grassy areas. 

WILDLIFE: We are a working farm and coexist with the wildlife on Adams Bayou. Wild animals, bees, ants, and various insects are occasionally present in the vineyard. We ask that you stay aware of your surroundings and remove yourself from any hazardous encounter.  We do not permit swimming on our property at any time and ask that you stay away from water areas.

HEAT ADVISORY: 
We will be working outdoors for several hours. Breaks will be frequent and at guests’ own leisure. Water and Powerade will be provided and we also encourage you to bring your own reusable bottles. We highly advise you to be prepared with sun screen and appropriate protective clothing.

CLOSURE:
Our tasting room will open for only a short window (11 am to 12 pm) for bottles sales during this event. We will be closed the remainder of the day for harvest, cleanup and fruit processing. We will return to normal operations the following Thursday.