Ever since 1963, the City of Mendoza has had its own space for this wonderful celebration. Under the name of "Frank Romero Day Greek Theater", this is the ideal setting for the closure of the Grape Harvest Festival.
It may seat over 20 thousand people, who every year stand up to applaud this show of light and sound in which, in addition to choosing the Grape Harvest Queen, a singular theater version of the effort made by the winemakers to reach the harvest year after year is presented.
Popular from every point of view, the festival is enjoyed both by those who paid for the admission ticket and by those who watch the same show from Cerro de la Gloria and the hills next to it from a unique perspective.
This singular work was conceived and started by don Daniel Ramos Correas, an outstanding architect born in Mendoza who began to give shape to it in 1940. When asked why he had chosen that place, the architect replied: "This place was made by nature. The only thing missing were those minor works man would build later on".
The government changed and Frank Romero Day took office. He was an agronomist who continued with the works and contributed with the necessary funds for business to succeed.
Between 1941 and 1950, the construction process experienced several interruptions. It was not until 1962 that it was resolved to continue with the works and in 1963 it was officially inaugurated with the celebration of the Grape Harvest Festival. A plate with Frank Romero Day's name was placed in the building.
The First Queen
The celebrations of 1936 crowned the first Grape Harvest Queen. Delia Larrive Escudero, from Godoy Cruz, was the lucky girl and her beauty paved the way for many followers from the entire province to dispute over the coveted position year after year.