Comienzan las Fiestas de la Vendimia de Jerez/ The Harvest Celebration in Jerez has begun


Asistimos al tradicional acto de la Pisa de la Uva frente a la fachada de la Catedral de Jerez.  Disfrutamos de la música de la Banda Municipal y de un grupo flamenco.  Vendimiadoras y vendimiadores llevaron sus cestas de uvas al lagar donde una cuadrilla hizo la pisa.  El primer mosto fue bendecido, repicaron las campanas y la Banda Municipal tocó el himno de la Vendimia y el Himno Nacional.

We attended the official ceremony known as the “Pressing of the Grapes” which was held in front of the Cathedral steps in Jerez. We enjoyed the music provided by the Municipal Band, as well a by a flamenco musical group.  Grape harvesters brought their baskets of grapes to the wine press where a four- man team pressed the grapes with their traditional footwear.  The resulting wine-must (grape juice) was blessed, the bells of the Cathedral rang out, and the municipal band concluded the program by playing a traditional harvest hymn, as well as the Spanish National Anthem.  Estaban presentes las autoridades del Ayuntamiento de Jerez, del Consejo Regulador y del Ayuntamiento de Rota a quien está dedicada esta vendimia.  Nos encontramos también a muchos amigos del mundo del Vino de Jerez y a muchos Sherry Explorers y Sherry Explorers Honorarios. Ahora toca disfrutar de todas las actividades posibles durante estas Fiestas de la Vendimia.

Programa:  http://www.jerez.es/especiales/fiestas_de_la_vendimia/programacion_completa/

Present at the event where dignitaries representing the City of Jerez, and the Sherry Regulatory Council.  Also present were dignitaries from the City of Rota, to which this year’s harvest is dedicated.  There were also many friends from the Sherry wine world, including many Sherry Explorers and Honorary Sherry Explorers.  Now is the time to enjoy the many activities that have been programmed for this year’s Harvest celebration.

Program:  http://www.jerez.es/especiales/fiestas_de_la_vendimia/programacion_completa/

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