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The Harvest Festival 2015

Stunning blue skies and average temperatures of 25 degrees, September is a spectacular month to visit the Sherry wine region and experience the Harvest Festival.

Fiestas de Vendimia, the annual Harvest Festival in Jerez is currently in full swing with cultural and innovative events taking place daily in the region until September 20.  The festival this year also celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Denominación de Origen and of the Consejo. 

The entire region is alive during the festival with non stop activities in both the Bodegas, the vineyards and the city of Jerez. 

Flamenco in the Tabancos, art exhibitions, visit the Bodegas by bicycle, trample grapes in the vineyards and outdoor Sherry & Pairing tastings in the magical Patio de la Armas in the Alcázar with the wine makers themselves. 

Harvest Festival Jerez
Pisa de Uva Traditional pressing of the grapes ´pisa de uva´ marks the opening of the harvest festival. 1 of 5
Harvest Festival Jerez
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Harvest Festival Jerez
Harvest Festival Jerez Experience the harvest at the vineyards 3 of 5
Exhibition 80 years Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xeres-Sherry 4 of 5
Cata Magistrales Jerez Fiesta de Vendimia 5 of 5

As part of the festival you can visit the exhibition of the history of the Consejo Regulador which runs until September 27th. 

Entitled “80 Years Defending What Is Ours” it is part of the Fiesta de la Vendimia celebrations and highlights the definitive patrimony and identity of the city – “Nuestra tierra, nuestra gente y nuestra cultura” (our land, our people and our culture).

On show are photographs and curiosities of the wine trade, generic label designs, old documents from the gremios (wine guilds predating the Consejo), and the first Reglamentos (rules) of the Denominación de Origen from 1935 among many other things.

It is an entertaining exhibition and one which will appeal to anybody interested in the world of Sherry – our world,

César Saldaña, Director General El Consejo Regulador.  

To see the entire program for the Fiestas de Vendimia visit Jerez tourism website.

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07 September 2015
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