Are you planning on visiting Spain during the coming months? Then you will be one lucky person if you like wine! From the end of July till the beginning of October the grape harvest will take place. As you might know, here in Spain we are always looking for an excuse to party, so naturally we make a big festivity of the grape harvest as well: Welcome to the Fiestas de Vendimia!
Apart from wine, wine and more wine, there will also be typical Spanish dishes, Spanish dance and music and of course a lot of people! The most known festivities, such as the ones in Logroño and Peñafiel, will attract thousands of national and international visitors. If you are looking for something on a smaller scale, you won´t have to look far, since almost every town has its own fiesta de vendimia.
From the Sidra in the north of Spain to the Sherry in the south, every wine region has its own festivities. Depending on the part of Spain you will travel to, the fiestas de vendimia will be held in different weeks. To make it a bit clearer, I´ve made an overview of the most important festivities for you. If you are missing something (I haven´t looked up every party), let me know and I will find the exact date for you.
- 30th of July – 3rd of August Cambados (Rais Baixas)
- 8th – 17th of August Jumilla
- 15th of August Cómpeta (Malaga)
- 29th – 30th of August Gijon
- 30th of August Navarra
- 8th – 13th of September Jerez de la Frontera
- 20th – 21st of September Serrada (Rueda)
- 20th – 25th of September Logroño (Rioja)
- 26th – 27th of September Cigales
- 26th – 27th of September Binissalem (Mallorca) Grape throwing festival
- 3rd -4th of October Peñafiel (Ribera del Duero)
- 9th – 12th of October Rueda
- 10th – 11th of October Toro