Grape Treading is one of the most important events within the grape harvest celebrations organized in Mendoza every year. At the beginning, it was held at Bodega Orfila’s premises and estates, but since 2006, it is part of the Vendimia Shopping event organized at the premises of the Los Altos Shopping Mall, in Mendoza. In this way, our winery redeems one of the noblest and most authentic traditions of grape harvesting in Argentina through the organization of this celebration for the whole family, and creating an opportunity for everybody to taste typical regional food, as well as the best wines of the winery.
During the party, Virreinas for each department who dance on big presses placed in the stage for the extraction of juice from bunches are chosen. There, the jury chooses the Queen of Grape Treading amongst the participants. Renowned artists have been part of this popular party in Mendoza, such as Pedro Aznar and David Lebón, Los Pericos, El Choque Urbano, the folkloric duet Orozco-Barrientos, Los Enanitos Verdes and Hilda Lizarazu, amongst others.