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Vendimia Grape Festival 2018
September 1 - September 16
Throughout southern Spain the annual grape harvest is celebrated with festivals. The most vibrant of these is held in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, where the Vendimia Grape Festival 2018 will take place from 1 to 16 September.
Festivities start with the ‘Pisa de la Uva’ or the treading of the grapes, and an opening ceremony in which the Queen of the Harvest is selected. Then the party begins. Expect the streets of the Moorish-inspired city to fill for a fortnight with revellers stomping grapes, dancing the flamenco and naturally tasting plenty of wine. With horse parades and a magnificent firework display this is the highlight of the cultural calendar for the city renowned for its sherry.
Where is the Vendimia Grape Festival 2018
It is celebrated in the Moorish city of Jerez de la Frontera in the south of Spain. There are other similar festivals in the region. For details of these, click here.
When is the Vendimia Grape Festival 2018
The festival is from 1 to 16 September, although check before you arrive for precise details of the timing of the opening ceremony.
Where to Stay for the Vendimia Grape Festival 2018
Enjoy the festivities from an ultra-contemporary base near Casares, staying at Finca Jabali (six bedrooms, sleeps 12), a luxurious mountain-view villa with crisp white décor, large pool, home cinema, gym and steam room. Arriving 1 or 8 September, one week’s accommodation is from £875 pp (£10,050 total) including Champagne and canapés on arrival, cook and concierge services. Flights are not included. Phone CV Villas, 020 7261 5400 or visit the website at: www.cvvillas.com.
For more information on the Vendimia Grape Festival 2018
The Jerez tourism website has details of the festival and other events going on in the city. Visit www.turismojerez.com.