Thursday, 24 February 2011

Festival de la Vendimia, Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley


Santa Cruz's huge Festival de la Vendimia (grape harvest festival) is coming up on the 4th to the 6th of March. It's a 3 day extravaganza of food and wine, kind of like a half dieciocho. I can't wait.

It'll be my first- I would have missed last year's due to a trip home to a friend's wedding, but those plans were scuppered by the small matter of a giant earthquake...

There is a slight problem this year as well... the traffic is going to be a disaster. Apparently, it's usually terrible but this year, the council hasn't got around to repaving one of the main streets coming off the Plaza de Armas. This despite starting 6 weeks ago- they dug it all up and then stopped working on it 3 weeks ago. It's going to be a horrible nightmare for everyone trying to get around in their car and it's going to reflect very poorly on Santa Cruz, which is the last thing we want.

For more information about Vendimia in Santa Cruz, check out the Santa Cruz website.

And for a hilarious one minute video of Chilean DIY, you really need to watch this...

1 comment:

  1. Many tourists flock Santa Cruz every year for it's annual Festival de la Vendimia. This is a very fun cultural event that you must experience when you are visiting Chile.

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