The Wine Harvest Festival gathers every year, in the first half of September, thousands of locals and tourists in the village of Estreito. A fundamental poster for promoting the Madeira destination, this festival recreates the hard but joyful work of the wine harvest, an essential stage in preparing the way for the population to enjoy the most famous product of the island, its wine. The gastronomic aspect is also present in these festivities, always accompanied by strong musical entertainment by various regional and national bands.
Live grape harvest – centre of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (in front of Quinta da Pinheira)
Ethnographic parade, followed by grape treading, music entertainment and regional gastronomy organized by the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos Cultural and Recreational Association (ACRE).
Itinerary: streets in the parish centre of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos (Rua António Vitorino Castro Jorge, Rua Capitão Armando Pinto Correia, Rua do Damasqueiro, Rua Cónego Agostinho Figueira Faria, Rua da Igreja and Rua João Augusto de Ornelas).
On Saturday morning, the spotlight turns to Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, where the Harvest Festival takes place. There, on a Madeiran quinta, the harvest will be carried out followed by an ethnographic parade counting on the participation of a vast number of folklore and ethnographic groups. After the parade, the treading of the grapes is recreated, in a traditional winepress, with the free participation of those present under a festive atmosphere where there is music entertainment and regional gastronomy.