Actor Peter Vives will read the Sitges 56th Grape Harvest Festival Proclamation
The celebration will include the 11th Mostra de Vins Wine Fair, taking place on October 7th and 8th.
On October 7th and 8th, Sitges will be celebrating the 56th Grape Harvest Festival, one of the celebrations on the local festivity calendar with the longest tradition. Once again, the Grape Harvest Festival will be coinciding with the Sitges Film Festival, an internationally renowned event, to build synergies. Catalan actor Peter Vives will be in charge of reading the Grape Harvest proclamation that will officially kick off the celebration. This event will take place at seven o’clock in the evening on Saturday October 7th in the Gold Room at the Maricel Palace.
The performer, known for the TV series La Riera, Nit i Dia, and El tiempo entre costuras, has also been a part of the cast for films like Mil Coses que Faria Per Tu or the sci-fi movie Eva by Kike Maillo, that opened the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in 2011.
The Grape Harvest Festival has consolidated the section dedicated to children and the events program will be starting precisely on Saturday October 7th at 12:00 noon with the activity Viu la Vinya (Experience the Vineyard), aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 11 and that will take place in the tasting marquee at La Fragata Square. This initiative, organized by the Mas Albornà Foundation with the collaboration of Torres Wineries, is focused on bringing the vineyard, its traditions, sustainability and environmental care closer to children through workshops and educational activities.
At the same time, the 11th Mostra de Vins Wine Fair will be opening with a large number of wineries and activities over the whole weekend.
The events program will continue on October 8th and the highlights of the last day will be the First must pressing, the 39th Grape Treaders’ Competition, once again presented by Catalan actor Pep Plaza, The weighing of the Pubilla & the Hereu with their equivalent in wine and the inauguration of the wine fountain.
The traditional Sitges Grape Harvest Festival is organized by the Sitges Town Council and Foment de Sitges and is sponsored by Torres Wineries.
11th Mostra de Vins Wine Fair
The Sitges Mostra de Vins Wine Fair, an integral part of the Grape Harvest Festival, will be installed at La Fragata Square on October 7th and 8th from 12:00 noon to 15:30 and 17:00 to 23:00 (Saturday) and 12:00 noon to 15:30 and 17:00 to 21:00 (Sunday).
The Mostra de Vins Wine Fair will offer a many different wines and cavas from wineries from Sitges, the Garraf and the Penedès, complemented by cheese and pastry stands to accompany the wine. Among the 18 exhibitors you can visit at the Wine Fair will be Torres Wineries along with a varied selection of 13 wineries that make up the Carretera del Vi, including the Sant Joan Baptista Hospital, promoting its Sitges Malvasia. The Carretera del Vi is the wine road que that unites Sitges with Vilafranca del Penedès and Sant Martí Sarroca.
In the Tasting Marquee also located at La Fragata Square, on Saturday October 7th from seven to eight in the evening, there will be a small tasting offered by 3 member restaurants of the Club de Tast Gourmet Club in collaboration with the Sitges Hotel & Catering Association. Once again, there will be a musical selection for all audiences with a DJ or traditional Habaneras.
The eleventh Mostra de Vins Wine Fair, is organized by the Sitges Town Council and Foment de Sitges and is sponsored by Torres Wineries.
56th Sitges Grape Harvest Festival Program
11th Sitges Mostra de Vins Wine Fair
SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER
La Fragata Square Tasting Marquee, 12:00 to 14:00.
Children’s activity “Viu la Vinya”. For children between the ages of 3 and 11.
La Fragata Square, 12:00 to 15:30 and 17:00 to 23:00.
Mostra de Vins Wine Fair.
La Fragata Square Tasting Marquee, 19:00 to 20:00
Tasting/Wine-pairing by the Sitges Hotel / Catering Association.
Palau Maricel Gold Room, 19:00
Grape Harvest Proclamation by Peter Vives
La Fragata Square, 20:00 to 23:00.
Music session by DJ Jordi Vilella&friends.
SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER
From Can Robert park, 10:00.
Departure of pubilles & hereus to walk to Baluard Square.
Baluard Square, 10:45.
First most pressing.
Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla Parish Church, 11:00.
Offering of the first must to the Eucharist.
La Fragata Square, 12:00 to 15:30 and 17:00 to 21:00.
Mostra de Vins Wine Fair.
Club Nàutic de Sitges, 12:00 h
13th “Torres Grape Harvest Festival Trophy” Catalan Patin Regatta
Sitges Club Nàutic Yacht Club, 12:00
Presented by, the Pep Plaza 39th grape traders’ competition.
Weighing of the Pubilla & the Hereu with their equivalent in wine and the inauguration of the wine fountain that will remain open until 14:30.
La Fragata Square, 17:00 to 19:00.
Music session by DJ Jordi Vilella&friends
La Fragata Square, 19:00.
Habanera singing by Grup Xató with flambéed Torres brandy.
Tasting Marquee, La Fragata Square, 19:00 to 20:00
Carretera del Vi Wine Road.