Grape Stomper Sculpture
Public Art : Grape Stomper Sculpture
Sculptors : © Year 9 students at Kearnan
College, forestry workers and members of local community.
Date : Unknown
Location: Rose Street near the Coles Supermarket
carpark, Manjimup, Western Australia.
Description : A crudely carved sculpture of a man
stomping grapes in a wooden barrel, wearing a white hat.
The Grape Stomper
This sculpture was conceived
and designed by year 9 students
at Kearnan College to represent
one of the newest industries in
the area, the wineries.
It was carved by the students,
foresty workers and members
of the local community. This is
part of the Cead Cultural Trail.
Background To Manjimup's Wine Industry: Today
Manjimup is known for its cherries, truffles and wine. In the 1970s Manjimup began developing its wine industry but
the real boom began in the 1980s when Manjimup was identified as the best grape growing region in
Western Australia due to its warm, dry summers and wet, cool winters and well drained soils.Yanmah Ridge Vineyard
was the first commercial vineyard established in Manjimup. Interestingly, most vineyards in Manjimup are located at
an elevation of about 300 m above sea level.