Curicó’s 2013 Grape Harvest Celebration

Like every year, Curicó will be hosting one of Chile’s most beautiful festivities. It’s the Grape Harvest celebration, which in its 27th version will feature a vast wine exposition, folk shows, a queen crowning ceremony, traditional cuisine tasting and grape-treading contests.

The celebration will be held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of February in Curicó’s main square. The special guest will be Holland, which will surely delight the attendants with its  beautiful folk shows. There will be stands representing wineries from all Curicó Valley.

Some of the novelties for this year are new wine-pairing proposals, shows by prestigious Chilean artists, popular games, and competitions like bottle uncorking, barrel rolling races, and the queen weighing with wine bottles.

“There is no doubt that wine is the great star of this celebration, nevertheless we’ve  adding more and better attractions that have turned this celebration into a tradition for the Curicanos and the tourists that come to the city for this celebration”, says Eugenio Eben, president of the Curicó Valley Wine Route.

Some of the Curicó Valley wineries that will be participating in the celebration include: AltaCima, Aresti, Albano, Echeverría, Las Pitras, Mario Edwards, Miguel Torres, Millamán, San Pedro, Valdivieso, and Viñedos Puertas.

INFO

When: March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th..

Where: Plaza de Armas, Curicó.

 

To book accommodation or transfers to/from Curicó send us an email at contacto@gochile.cl.

 

PROGRAM

Friday 22nd of March / 18:00 to 00:00 hrs

Wine displays

Wine-pairing presentation, traditional cuisine, craftworws, etc.

Grape harvest show 2013

Queen crowning

Chilean artist

Saturday 23rd of March / From 10:00 to 00:00 hrs

Wine displays

Wine-pairing presentation, traditional cuisine, craftworws, etc.

Grape Harvest Traditional Ceremony 2013

Blessing of the first grape-must, queen weighing, proclamation, grape-treading competitions

Folk show

International artist

Sunday 24th of March / From 10:00 to 00:00 horas

Wine displays

Wine-pairing presentation, traditional cuisine, craftworws, etc.

Solemn mass

Folk show

Closing