Chile never lets the grape harvest pass without a party, and the Fiesta de la Vendimia (grape harvest festival) is an excellent way to experience the best of Chilean culture, one glass at a time.
The festival starts in mid-March throughout different towns of Chile's wine producing central region, with Santa Cruz's upcoming version tending to be the most notable. The XII Fiesta de la Vendimia de Isla de Maipo took place on March 28 and 29 about 40 minutes from Santiago and featured plenty of traditional music, dance, empanadas and yes, wine to your heart's content.
Festival de la Vendimia
March 28 - 29, 2015
Isla de Maipo, Region Metropolitana, Chile