The National Grape Harvest Festival is one of the most important events in Argentina and represents the hard work of the protagonists of the wine harvest in the province of Mendoza. This 2018, the central events of the “Vendimia” will take place from March 3 to 5 under the name of “The Constellation of Wine” and promises to surprise the audience with concerts and other cultural activities for all.
The prelude to the festival was held on February 25 with the Blessing of the Fruits, an activity that annually gathers thousands of people in a liturgical ceremony where homage is paid to the producers and harvesters. On March 2 will be held the second event before the central days of the Vendimia is the night parade known as Vía Blanca de las Reinas, with allegorical cars that run through the downtown streets of the city of Mendoza.
The National Grape Harvest Festival is one of the most important events in Argentina / Photo: Gobernación de Mendoza
– March 3: from 10:00 am until noon, the community is called to the parade called the Carousel of the Queens. At 10:00 at night the Central Ceremony of the Harvest Festival begins and can only be entered with tickets. The event will feature more than 850 artists on stage among dancers, actors, and extras, in a majestic setting.
– March 4: this day is the first repetition where Juan Carlos Baglietto and Jairo, and other artists representing Argentine folklore will perform.
– March 5: the closing of the Vendimia with the “Night of Rock“, where the Authentic Decadents, Kapanga and the Parió la Choca from Mendoza will perform.
How to participate
To enter the events from March 3 to 5, the visitors should get their tickets at the Teatro Independencia, in Mendoza, taking into account that the ticket offices will attend from February 27 to 28, from 9 am to 6pm; March 1 and 2, from 9am to 4pm, and from Saturday 3 to Monday 5, from 9am to 7pm.
Another option to enjoy these events is by booking online the Grape Harvest Festival Package with Argentina4u which includes, in addition to the ticket, round-trip transfers from downtown hotels in Mendoza to the event venue, afternoon snack and a coordinator.
The Wine Route in Carmelo
Those who are in Buenos Aires and can not travel to Mendoza to participate in this authentic wine festival, have an excellent option with the Wine Route in Carmelo, located only an hour and a half from the Argentine capital. This town belongs to Uruguay and is a great getaway for wine lovers at any time of the year.
For this special event, on the 2nd and 9th of March, The Campotinto winery in Carmelo will offer “Viernes de Asado y Vino”. Also, every day of the year there is a tour through the vineyard, guided by the local expert winemakers. To reserve this and other activities online, consult with our experts and enjoy your trip to the best destinations in South America.
By: Daytours4u Content Team