Page 21 Upbeat in Sicily, Italy! KZST World Championship Grape Stomp Champions Claim Third Win in
abroad as South America, India and Australia, have been attend- ing the Sonoma County Harvest Fair—planning their visit each October to sample the county’s bounty and participate in the wildly popular KZST World Championship Grape Stomp. Tis year, teams traveled from near and far for a chance at the prize including numerous inter- national teams; Saturday’s qual- ifying stomps featured multiple teams from Canada all celebrat- ing one stomper’s birthday.
ruler’s seat at this 207 foot diameter Amphitheater that was built in 300 BC. It held 4,000 people and was carved out of solid rock. Great acoustics. When I stood where the stage would have been and called out to my friend at the top my voice came right back to me. ~ Frank Griffo, Sr. of Petaluma
Upbeat at the Harvest Fair in Santa Rosa, CA!
Hey Upbeat Times! Te Amphitheater; I am sitting in the
SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ Aſter three days of grape squishing, juice
slinging, crowd roaring
fun the KZST World Champion- ship Grape Stomp results are in! 89 teams vied for the ultimate bragging rights and the $1,500 prize during the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Aſter three days of preliminary rounds, involving 178 contes- tants, Dee Dee Lombardi Brandt and Angela Lombardi Carvalho were invited back to the finals to defend their World Champi- onship title. For the third year, the sister team took home the $1,500 and a new set of trophies to add to their collection. With this year’s final juice weight weighing in at 17.36 pounds, the pair almost three pounds ahead of the next challenger. Dee Dee and Angela had become the new World Champions in 2016 with 17.45 pounds of juice stomped. Tey claimed the title again in 2017 with an impressive 21.09 pounds of juice in the fi- nal round. Earlier this summer the pair traveled to New York to represent
the Sonoma County
Hailey Knudson(at leſt)& Ruby Lewis of Windsor Vineyards shar- ing wine tips with Upbeat Times. Wine fact from Hailey: Rinsing
your glass with water will actually dilute the wine, and can possibly change the alcohol content as the pH balances will be altered.
Harvest Fair as they attempted to complete a Guinness World Record on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Te team stomped 12 li- ters worth of juice on live tele- vision missing the world record mark of 20 liters.
“Many much-learned men have no intelligence.” ~ Democritus
Te KZST World Championship Grape Stomp tradition at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair dates back over four decades. Since then, wine and food lov- ers from the local area and as far
Juicy Burgers. Awesome Fries & a Wicked Slush!
For a full listing of 2018 KZST World Championship Grape Stomp teams and results, visit HarvestFair.org
. Te Sonoma County Harvest Fair took place October 5, 6 & 7 and included a Grand Tasting of award winning wines and culinary creations, Workshops, Chef Demonstra- tions, a local Marketplace, and much more in addition to the KZST World Championship Grape Stomp.
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