From north to south and from east to west 10 cities in Spain where vintage turns into a big celebration.
It is one of the most popular festivals in Spain and, therefore, many localities throughout the peninsula who celebrate it big.
In Spain vintage usually it takes place between late September and early November, all vary depending on the weather and the state of crops each year. Wineries and wine producers take advantage of this time to celebrate their festivals Vintage and dedicate to this product that deserves commemoration and to start the season came with energy. Are held on recreational and cultural events, open days at wineries, tastings, talks and parades are some of the ways to pay homage to wine.
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1. Carignan, Zaragoza
First held in 1966, the Feast of vintage Protected Designation of Origin "Carignan" marks the beginning of the grape harvest in the 14 municipalities that comprise it. The 'Exaltation of Wine', in which two young step on the barberries and the first wine of the year is obtained, is one of the most exciting moments. Then, the Harvest Queen is offered by the Santo Cristo de Santiago to ask for a good harvest and vintage.
2. Olite, Navarra
Ballooning or carriage rides are some of the original activities that the Wine Guild organized every year in late August or early September, to worship wines with Designation of Origin Navarra. themed contests and gastronomic events are part of a intense dates on which wineries and vineyards teach all his secrets to the curious.
3. Poboleda, Tarragona
The second Saturday in September takes place the traditional Wine Festival and Harvest the old way of Poboleda. Very early when the bells advertised, we start towards the vineyards and, upon returning, a popular breakfast takes place. Behind him, the grapes with their feet pressed and the real celebration begins which includes the tasting of some of the jewels in the form of liquid DOC Priorat, one of the best in Catalonia, along with a massive food.
4. Requena, Valencia
First held in 1948, the Harvest Festival of Requena, declared of tourist interest, is one of the most important of the peninsula. Over 12 days, different activities around the wine will delight children and adults. It's a good opportunity to discover this small town, with its beautiful old town, visit its wineries and taste their excellent wines accompanied by some of his dishes, such as morteruelo or "lean bun".
5. Rias Baixas, Galicia
Vintage enjoy in all its glory without having to worry about the car is possible thanks to the 'Bus do Viño Rias Baixas'. From departing from Sanxenxo, Bayonne, Pontevedra and Vigo, and a route which takes between 8 and 10 hours, goes through different wineries. In between, it makes stops to visit several locations or regain strength between drinks at restaurants that offer interesting menus.
6. La Rioja Alavesa
The Harvest Festival of Rioja Alavesa, is celebrated with itinerant character so that each year a different town who avails. It was in 1994 when he started this tradition that has already run at least once each of the municipalities in the region. A popular food and the chance to try 6 wines for 6 euros, plus folk dances and a fair of agro-food and craft products, are some of the options for fun.
7. Tenerife, Canary Islands
The island of Tenerife, with subtropical climate and a privileged geographical location is exceptional for growing grapes. Celebrating Harvest Festival between August and October, depending on the ripening of the grapes and the use that will give the same. Several wineries organize open days and tastings and excursions to experience firsthand the development of the grape harvest.
8. Toro, Zamora
If there is a true to the traditions of the ancient city vendimiadores, that's bull. The toresanos starring a parade of cars that ends at the Plaza Mayor and where thousands of civilians and foreigners have the opportunity to taste the products they carry in their baskets: sausages, tortillas, fried peppers, bacon, cheese ... All this, of course, zamoranos prestigious washed down with wine.
9. Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real
More than 100 events, including cultural, religious, recreational and sports make up the celebrations around wine of Valdepeñas, one of the most famous of Castilla La Mancha. In addition, food lovers have an opportunity to participate in tastings, tastings and two contests, one county of 'fowl' and other typical dishes. Concerts and exhibitions are not lacking in spectacle declared of tourist interest.
10. Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz
On September 8, coinciding with the Day of Extremadura, this pacense town celebrates the Grape Harvest Festival, which coincides with the celebrations in honor of its patron saint, Our Lady Crowned. The grape harvest, their trodden, the appointment of the 'manijeras of honor' or 'cod drunk' part of an event that combines tradition and modernity.