Tomatoes not your thing? Then crush a grape or two instead!
When: Weekend of the last Friday in August. 31st Aug – 2nd Sept 2012.
Where: La Pobla del Duc, Valencia, Spain.
Usually (but not always) two days after the famous Tomatina tomato throwing festival the Spaniards are at it again. This time its all about grapes.
Several lorries show up at around mid day in the town centre and dump 40 tons of the local Spanish Garnacha Tintorera grapes. From then on its a complete free for all!
This fiesta in La Pobla del Duc, Valencia, Spain aims to promote the wine-growing tradition of the town where 70 per cent of the population works in the agricultural sector and the grape has been the main source of income for most of the locals for many years. La Raima also signifies the end of the grape harvest and the start of Winter.
Food & Drink
Eat Valencian paella, made with rice, chicken, rabbit and greens. Or try our traditional Spanish tortilla to get yourself in the mood. Drink Agua de Valencia, a heady mix of Cava, orange juice, vodka and gin.
Travel to Spain
La Pobla del Duc is a municipality in the comarca of Vall d’Albaida near Valencia, Spain. The nearest airport is Valencia 98km away. Book flights and hotels in Valencia with ebookers.com. You can also find late deals on hotels and other types of accommodation on LateRooms.com
From holiday reading and travel books on Spain, to binoculars and
And don’t forget the camera!
Enjoy your trip! And when you’re home we’d love you to come back and tell us all about it!