SANTIAGO – With entertaining activities, the vineyards and valleys of Chile are prepared to receive a large number of local and foreign tourists who will participate in this traditional national celebration.
From the first days of March, the main wine event in the South American country will begin La Fiesta de Vendimia (the Harvest Festival). This event, held to celebrate the collection of the grape, brings together the traditions of the culture of Chilean wine, calling on various local and foreign tourists to participate in the various activities organized by the main vineyards and valleys of Chile.
The different celebrations will mix activities for the whole family, gastronomy, art shows, music and, of course, wine tastings. This brings a great opportunity for tourists to get closer to the traditions and history of one of our main icons of Chile.
Vinos de Chile, a guild that brings together most of the Chilean wineries, invites you to be part of the main panoramas that La Fiesta de Vendimia 2018 will have:
1. VALPARAÍSO REGION
Place: Plaza San Esteban
Date: End of March (to be confirmed)
Description: Wine presentation, live music, typical food and tastings.
Place: San Felipe, Panquehue
Date: April 7
Description: Wines, gastronomy, game for children and live music. Among the novelties are the premieres of PinotNoit and Grenache (Cornisa line) of cultivated grapes of 1,600 meters of altitude.
Casablanca Vintage Festival
Place: Plaza de Armas de Casablanca
Date: March 24 and 25
Description: Grape trampling, vintage choice, live cooking workshops, musical bands, children’s events and tasting of wines produced in the valley.
2. METROPOLITAN REGION
Harvest Festival of Isla de Maipo
Place: Main Square of Maipo Island
Date: April 7 and 8
Description: Musical shows, tourist routes, the traditional grape tread, chilean misa, typical gastronomy, tastings and more than 100 stands of local producers and artisans.
Place: El Cacique Stadium (Av. Errázuriz 600, Buin)
Date: From March 23 to 25
Description: Gastronomic tastings, folkloric and handicraft shows, wine tastings and the traditional grape tread.
3. OHIGGINS REGION
Festival of the Vintage of the Colchagua Valley
Place: Plaza de Armas de Santa Cruz
Date: March 2, 3 and 4
Description: Gastronomy, folklore shows and musical shows
4. MAULE REGION
Chilean Harvest Festival in Curicó
Place: Plaza de Armas de Curicó
Date: From March 22 to 25
Description: Musical show, gastronomy and crafts
Boulevard of Wine
Place: Plaza de Armas de Talca
Date to be confirmed
Description: Wine tasting, gastronomy, music, craft exhibitors and local gourmet.
Folk Festival of the Harvest of Molina
Place: Plaza de Armas de Molina
Date: from 9 to 11 March
Description: Exhibition, musical show, gastronomy, and crafts