When the going gets tough, the tough get stomping.
That's going to be the catch cry for competitors at this year Bago Vineyard Grape Stomping Championships.
The 22nd championships are on Sunday, February 9.
The winners of the media stomp - the Port Macquarie News - say they are ready to take on their fellow media teams again in 2020.
Last year's champion team consisted of Rob Dougherty and Ben Burley who may return to defend their crown but are confident the "B team" will also acquit itself in competition.
The feature media stomp has received nominations from Hit FM, Port Macquarie News/Express, ABC Mid North Coast and Triple M.
The forecast for the 22nd annual Grape Stomp at Bago Vineyards is for much smaller grapes with less juice than normal.
As a consequence of the long hot dry conditions, the long standing record of over 7.2 litres of juice stomped looks set to be safe for another year.
In last year's open championship, the winning team of local residents Kat Barrett and Heini Darcy stomped 6.2 litres from the 10kgs of Chambourcin with the stomp experts predicting even this figure will be hard to beat.
For those new to the stomp, teams of two people must stomp 10kgs of grapes for 60 seconds, then are given a further 30 seconds to squeeze the remaining juice from the grapes.
The winner being the team that has the most juice.
Teams wishing to participate in the stomp must sign up on Sunday by 11.30am at the cellar door. A lucky draw is conducted to select the teams to contest the stomp.
Local band BK Blue will provide the music entertainment with catering provided by XS Food.
The popular Bago Cheese platters will be available with the coffee bar and the chocolate shop open.
Visitors to the cellar door will have the opportunity to taste the range of Blueberry wines now being produced at Bago.
Entry to Bago Vineyards is Adults $10 Children $5. Admission includes entry to the Bago Maze.
The media stomp gets underway at noon with the annual stomp to commence immediately afterwards.
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