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Fiesta de la Vendimia Manilva

The grape harvest festival, Fiesta de la Vendimia, is celebrated in Manilva, Andalucia, southern Spain, in the first weekend of September, the 3rd and 4th September 2022

By Nick Nutter | Updated 12 Sep 2022 | Málaga | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read Later
Manilva Vineyard

Manilva Vineyard

This is Manilva's liveliest event in the calendar. The Fiesta de la Vendimia Manilva is to celebrate the gathering in of the grape harvest. The grape treading is a typical event during the harvest. The first grape juice of the year is extracted and offered to friends and visitors.


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Street food

Street food

The Wine Harvest in Manilva is unique on the Costa del Sol and takes place at the end of the grape harvest. Of note is the daytime fair, which was held for the first time in 1983.


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Programme for the Wine Festival

Street entertainment

Street entertainment

The festivities begin on Friday with cultural and folk events. Starting at ten at night with the traditional Villa de Manilva Flamenco Festival.


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Sample the wine

Sample the wine

On Saturday, early in the morning, there is a charanga, which runs through the streets of Manilva, announcing the long-awaited party. In the afternoon there is the holy mass in honor of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores.

Sunday is the big day starting with a rociera mass, giving thanks for the grape harvest. At sunset, there is a procession of horses, all immaculately groomed, with riders in traditional dress. Then the image of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, the protector of the vineyards, is paraded through the streets, blessing the fields of grape vines. Finally, the most anticipated moment arrives, treading the grapes to produce the first grape must of the year in the Plaza de la Vendimia. The resulting juice is offered to friends, visitors and families. Naturally there is also an abundance of finished wine from the previous year. The party continues well into the night.

This festival has been designated a Festival of Provincial Tourist Interest.

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  • Greg Perez - 30 Aug 2022
    I want to go to the Manilva Wine Festival on Sunday. Can anyone tell me exactly where in Manilva is the festival located? Thank you.
    • Nick Nutter - 31 Aug 2022
      Hi Greg, As you enter Manilva, the road takes a sharp right turn. Ahead is the pedestrianised main street and on the left part way up that street is Plaza Vendimia. That's where it all happens.
  • rich Duncan - 28 Aug 2019
    Interested in going
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