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Grapes waiting to be harvested and turned into wine!

Grapes waiting to be harvested and turned into wine!


 

It’s time for our annual Vendimia listing! Don’t know what all these vendimias (harvests) you’re hearing about are? The term applies to all fall harvests, but is most often used to define the wine harvest and the festivals that celebrate the year’s harvest for the winery and the local community (including visitors!). You can learn more here! If you already know all about vendimias then get ready for this year’s festivities in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

 

Just some of the wines you can sample at the local Casablanca Vendimia each year!

Just some of the wines you can sample at the local Casablanca Vendimia each year!


 

Most vendimias are not planned too far in advance due to the unpredictable nature of the harvest. If your favorite wine valley, town or winery hasn’t announced their 2017 events yet, then check back closer to last year’s dates, they usually are around the same time every year. We have * and listed prior year’s dates for those that haven’t been announced yet and will update them as soon as they are. We are listing vendimias and celebrations in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay! If you visit any please let us know what your experience was! If you know of any that we don’t have listed please send their details to us and we’ll add them to our list.

 

Grape stomping at the local Buin Vendima!

Grape stomping at the local Buin Vendima!

2017 Vendimias

Chile

Valle del Limari (Limari Valley)

Fiesta de la Vendimia de Ovalle is being held February 25 & 26, 2017 in the Plaza de Armas in Ovalle, from 7pm.

 

Valle de Aconcagua (Aconcagua Valley)

Wineries:
Viña San Esteban offers a Tour & Vendimia program in April and May for $35.000 CLP per person with a minimum of 4 people. Contact them for dates and availability.

 

Valle de Casablanca (Casablanca Valley)

Casablanca’s Vendimia is being held March 25-26, 2017 in the Plaza de Armas de Casablanca.

*2da Fiesta de la Vendimia Quilpué – El Belloto 2016 was held April 23-24, 2016 in Plaza Arturo Prat, Quilpue.

Wineries:
*Kingston Family Winery usually has vendima tours with lunch during March, April and May only with reservations, prior years started at $40.000 CLP per person. Contact them for current details and pricing.

*House Casa Del Vino had their vendimia on April 5, 2014.

 

Valle de San Antonio (San Antonio Valley)

*Viña Casa Marín 2016 Wine Festival the 9th annual Wine Festival was held in the town of Lo Abarca, Cartagena, on April 30, 2016 from 11am-6pm.

Wineries:
*Casa Marín also has had “Working at Casa Marín for a Day” available only during the harvest season for $41,250 CLP per person. Contact them for dates and availability.

 

Valle del Maipo (Maipo Valley)

Ñuñoa (Yes you read that right, a Vendimia in Santiago proper!)
*Fiesta de la Vendimia was held April 29 & 30 and May 1, 2016 at Plaza Ñuñoa.

Isla de Maipo
XIII Fiesta de la Vendimia Isla de Maipo is being held April 1 & 2, 2017 at the Plaza de Armas de Isla de Maipo. Standard tasting ticket is $5,000 CLP per person and Premium tasting ticket is $9,000 per person.

Pirque
*The Fiesta del Vino de Pirque was held April 9-10, 2016 from 11 AM. Entrance fee $5,000 CLP per person, 6 tasting tickets $5,000 CLP per person.

Buin
Fiesta de la Vendimia Buin 2017 is being held April 7-9, 2017 on Avenida Parque O’Higgins, Buin.

Wineries:
*De Martino usually has a harvest tour, available only during the harvest season, prior years cost was $10.000 CLP per person. Contact them for dates and availability.

 

Valle del Cachapoal (Cachapoal Valley)

Pichidegua
*9° Versión de la Fiesta de la Vendimia Valle de Almahue 2016 was held in Pichidegua on April 30 & May 1, 2016.

Rengo
Fiesta de la Vendimia is being held April 7-8, 2017 in Plaza de Armas, Rengo.

Wineries:
*Fiesta de la Vendimia Viña ANAKENA was held May 14, 2016 at Viña Anakena, Requínoa.

 

Valle de Colchagua (Colchagua Valley)

Fiesta de la Vendimia Valle Colchagua/Santa Cruz is being held March 3-5, 2017 in Plaza de Armas, Santa Cruz.

Fiesta de la Vendimia Peralillo 2017 is being held March 31 – April 2, 2017 in the Parque Municipal of Peralillo.

Santa Cruz, Ruta del Vino has a full 2 night harvest program including Hotel, the Vendimia, some meals and visiting other wineries.

*Lolol held their first ever gran Fiesta de la Vendimia Lolol 2016 (date moved to due weather), April 30 & May 1, 2016.

Wineries:
Viu Manet has a special vendimia program available during the harvest season for $55.000 CLP per person, this years dates are April 1 & 8, 2017, contact: fgrez@viumanent.cl for reservations.

MontGras has a special harvest program available February – May. $27.500 CLP per adult and $22.500 per child, contact them for dates and availability.

Pilar Rodriguez Food & Wine Studio had a special vendimia menu March 3-5th, 2017, book early spaces are very limited! $25-45.000 CLP per person.

*Estampa usually has a harvest program during March & April. Contact them for prices, dates and availability.

 

Valle del Curicó (Curicó Valley)

*41st Carnaval del Vino Lontué 2016 was held in the Plaza de Lontué, in Lontué April 1-10, 2016, with musical acts April 1-2, 2016.

Fiesta de la Vendimia de Chile Curicó 2017 is being held in la Plaza de Armas March 23-26, 2017.

XLII Festival Folclórico de la Vendimia Molina 2017, is being held March 10-11, 2017.

Wineries:
*San Pedro usually has a harvest tour during March and April. You need to reserve with a 5 days notice, prior years were $80 USD per person.

 

Valle del Maule (Maule Valley)

Chillán
***The Fiesta de la Vendimia was held April 1-3, 2016 in the Paseo Peatonal and the Plaza de Armas in Chillán. ***The 2017 Vendimia has been cancelled due to damage from the recent fires in the area***

The Fiesta De La Vendimia Portezuelo 2017 is being held Sunday March 25-26, 2017 in Portezuelo.

 

Valle del Bío Bío (Bío Bío Valle)

Cabrero
*The III Fiesta de la Vendimia was held April 16-17, 2016 in the escuela rural del sector Quinel.

Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is just a 45 minute flight from Santiago and has one of the biggest and most popular vendimias in South America! Official events from February 26 – March 6, 2017.

 

Salta, Argentina

Salta is another of Argentina’s big wine regions and Vendimia Cafayate is being held April 1 & 2, 2017.

 

Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

Rio Negro’s 38th Fiesta Provincial de la Vendimia is being held in Villa Regina, March 10-12, 2017.

Uruguay

Los Canelones

Between Colonia and Montevideo, both popular day trips from Buenos Aires, lies Los Canelones home to the majority of Uruguayan wineries.

*Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia was held in Montevideo on March 5th, 2016 from 7pm.

La Vendimia toma MVD is being held March 25th, 2017 from 7pm – 11pm.

Wineries:

9° Festival de la Vendimia en Marichal enjoy a vendimia lunch at the winery on March 11th, 2017 at noon. Adults $1,100 UYU Children 6-12 $400 UYU, reservations needed.

El ‘Combo Valdés’ is playing at El Legado on March 4th, 2017 from 9pm.
Tickets are $500 UYU per person, reserve in advance, tickets are limited.

Fiesta de la Vendimia 2017 celebrate with a special vendimia lunch at Bodega Familia Moizo on March 11th, 2017 from 11:30am. Tickets are $1.100 UYU per person, reservations required.

Fiesta de la Vendimia 2017 at H. Stagnari is being held March 4th, 2017 from 10am.

*34°Sur, Feria del Vino events were held in Montevideo & Los Canelones, February 27, March 4, 5, 11, 12, 20, 2016.

Vendimia en Familia Dardanelli is being held March 10-11, 2017 from 11am.

*Establecimiento Juanicó held the Festival de la Vendimia, March 11th, 2017 from 11am. Tickets for Adults $1.100, UYU Minors $800 UYU, reservations required.

Vendimia en Antigua Bodega Stagnari is being held March 11th, 2017 from 11am. Tickets $1.950 UYU, reservations required.

Festival de la Vendimia en Bodega Pizzorno is being held March 11th, 2017 from 11:30am. Tickets for Adults $1.100 UYU, Minors $800 UYU, reservations required.

 

Maldonado

Between Montevideo and the popular beaches of Punta del Este you’ll cross the Maldonado wine region.

Wineries:
*Alto de la Ballena held the Festival de la Vendimia March 5th, 2016 starting at noon.

Year Round Wine Tasting

If you just want to do a regular tour or tasting at one of the local wineries while you visiting Chile, then follow our guides to visit:

Viña Aquitania and Viña Cousiño Macul
Viña Concha y Toro
Viña Undurraga
Casablanca Valley Wine Tour

Or in Argentina, head to Mendoza:
Valley Uco Wine Tour

Or Mar del Plata, just a few hours south of Buenos Aires:
Costa y Pampa

 

Note: This story was accurate when published. Please be sure to confirm all details directly with the sites in question before planning your trip.

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