Apple Harvest Festival at Ārlavciems
Apple Harvest Festival at Ārlavciems takes place in September and is organised by the Abavas Winery.
The ABAVA family winery was established by the Mārtiņš and Liene Barkāns family. It is a highly developed company which produces high-quality beverages from Latvian-grown fruits and berries. The winery’s vineyard covers 3.5 hectares, and it is expanded year by year. The owners are proud of a broad range of types of grapes, and each year they harvest some of them and produce a limited amount of grape wine in Latvia. The winery was established in 2010, and comparatively quickly it has become one of Latvia’s leading wineries.
The Apple Harvest festival is for everyone who appreciates the countryside with its typical fresh air and peace, and enjoys working in the garden together with friends, relatives and family. During the event visitors can pick the special Ārlavciems apples, celebrate, enjoy open-air concerts, participate in various workshops and physical activities, relax in the apple orchard cinema, and take part in many other activities.
Sabile Wine Festival
For many years now, the Sabile Wine Festival has been based on the historical traditions of the Sabile Wine Hill. Every year, almost all the Latvian wine producers gather here in the last week of July. With increasing numbers of cider makers, this festival has gradually become a fair for cider too, adding to the enjoyment of tourists in Kurzeme region.