Vintage closes the vegetative cycle of the vine after the onset of ripening of the grapes. The tradition was responsible for setting dates in the agricultural calendar, coinciding with the end of summer and early fall, to pick the grapes, and vineyards were filled with groups of harvesters who collected the bunches in baskets to be transported to the winery.

The people of Castilla y Leon, complete families and almost intact populations, lived days of authentic hustle and bustle of carts, baskets and bustle, transforming the harvest in a feast. The modernization of viticulture and the professionalization of vintage have not overshadowed this popular festival, they have rather enhanced it and now the Designations of Origin and many localities celebrate their harvest festival, which begins with the crushing of the first grapes and the tasting of the first must.