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Last load of grapes

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Sooner or later even the longest (harvest) season is over. If you would like to make the most of all related pleasures before the last apples, potatoes and grapes are gathered, you shouldn’t miss the festival of the “last cartload of grapes”. It's a special tradition in the wine village Girlan.

In order to put symbolically an end to this year’s grape harvest, on 7th October 2023, the last load of grapes will be brought on a decorated veteran tractor in the little village near Eppan.

The festival will begin at 2 pm and at 2:30 pm the colourful parade will start towards the church square in the village centre. It will be accompanied by the local band and a number of people wearing historical costumes and carrying old equipment of the grape harvest. 

Relic wine press

Observed by the strict “Saltner” – the traditional custodian of the vineyard in Southern South Tyrol – and in the presence of many spectators, the freshly harvested grapes are pressed in an old wine press. Of course, you can immediately taste the grape juice – as well as some good drops of wine of the local wineries, roasted chestnuts, speck rolls and home-made sweet fritters. After this, from 5 pm there takes place a popular “Törggele” festival.

Further information:
Organizer: Tourist Office Eppan
Street: Bahnhofstraße 7
Venue: I-39057 St. Michael-Eppan
Tel.: +39 0471 662 206
On: Saturday 07. October 2023
Time: 14:00 o'clock
Village center - Girlan
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