The Vines of Mendoza

Events Calendar Vendimia 2008




Vendimias departamentales

It´s coming soon - Mendoza's biggest party of the year! It's almost Vendimia time, and each department of Mendoza is having its own celebration. They started at the end of January, but there are still plenty to come.
In these events every region in Mendoza province expresses its character with local art, typical dances, music, and food. These culminate with the election of the departmental queen.

You still have time to catch these local events:
* Guaymallén: February 16th
* San Martín: February 16th
* Santa Rosa: February 22th
* Ciudad de Mendoza: February 29th


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Sunday March 2nd - Blessing of the fruits
Friday March 7th - Vía Blanca (City center)
Saturday March 8th - Carrusel (City center)
Saturday March 8th - Fiesta Nacional Vendimia Teatro Griego F. R. Day, queen election
Sunday March 9th - Fiesta Nacional Vendimia Teatro Griego F. R. Day Repetition
Monday March 10th - Fiesta Nacional Vendimia Teatro Griego F. R. Day Repetition


Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday (February & March)

2/6 Film: “La educación de las Hadas”

2/13 Film: “Las Manos”

2/20 Film: “Soy tu Aventura”

2/27 Film: “El Viento”

3/5 Film: “A Través de Tus Ojos”


From March 4th to 6th.

In addition the Vendimia celebrations, Mendoza's Italian community takes to the streets with "Festa in Piazza," held in Plaza Italia. Enjoy typical Italian food, shows, etc - each region in Italy has a stand.

This year, South America’s most prestigious Food and wine event is being held here in Mendoza for only the second time. Masters of Food and Wine, hosted by the Park Hyatt Mendoza, is not to be missed - it includes wine tours as well as lunches and dinners prepared by the worlds best chefs. There are daily events in and around Mendoza. See their website Masters of Food and Wine South America.

Also see Subsecretaría de Cultura (en Español) or if you're in Mendoza pick up a copy of the Grapevine (in English) for more Vendimia information.

Federal Week 2008 (Parque Cívico de Ciudad, 9pm. Free Entrance)

Semana Federal from February 19th till February 24th, is a classic event at Vendimia time, where culture and arts are the main stars. During six nights the different departments of Mendoza (Lavalle, Malargüe, General Alvear, San Rafael, Godoy Cruz, San Carlos, Tunuyán, Tupungato, Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Rivadavia, Junín and Santa Rosa) show their art and queens.


Tuesday 19th
Carlos Mendez, along with artists from Rivadavia, Junín and Santa Rosa; Los Percherones de la Tonada and Los Navarro.

Wednesday 20th
El Viñatero Cantor, artists from San Carlos, Tunuyán y Tupungato; Luciana Guaquinchay and el Dúo Cacace - Alliaga.

Thursday 21st
Montuelle Dúo, artists from Luján de Cuyo, Maipú y Guaymallén; Lisandro Bertín and Juanita Vera.

Friday 22nd
Torino-Reynozo, artists from San Carlos, Tunuyán y Tupungato; Dúo Nuevo Cuyo y Los Cerrillanos.

Saturday 23rd
Cantores de un Sentimiento, artists from Malargüe, Gral. Alvear y San Rafael; Ecos del Valle y Las Voces de mi Tierra.

Sunday 24th
Ini Ceverino, artists from Lavalle, Godoy Cruz and Mendoza Capital; Los Herederos del Norte y Romina Maroso.

Attend what you can - you're sure to enjoy this special time of year in Mendoza!
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