Grape harvest festival
The grape harvest is done every year at the end of September and its celebrations have begun, for centuries, when the grapes are harvested and the wine is made. Douro is one of the places for this celebration and many tourists not only watch but also participate in the ritual of cutting and treading the grapes.
The grape harvesting in Douro is the best known and promoted. This celebrations spread to the main wine regions of the country where each one of them organises and celebrates the new wine.