21 September is the principal feast day of San Mateo
On San Mateo day, 21 September, in the park Paseo del Espolon, you can see the ceremony where grapes from different vineyards are carried by hundreds of children and poured into a large wine barrel.
Be out early to get a good spot to see this.
The area is packed with people, and it usually starts around 12 o’clock, so try to be there at least one hour before.
When the barrel is filled with grapes, two men dressed in regional costumes and barefoot, treading the grapes in a large wooden tub.
With circular dance movements until they can fill a jug with the first juice that will be offered to the statue of the Virgin of Valvanera.
This is a solemn ceremony you can expect to see when you visit Rioja Wine Harvest Festival.
During the week, in social clubs known by the name peñas.
You’ll be able to try gastronomic products and see specific things for this region and Logroño.
Enjoy live music in the streets, firework displays and much more.