XV Festival of Wine and Traditional Grape Harvesting (Poboleda, DOQ Priorat, 14 September, 2013)

XV Festival of Wine and Traditional Grape Harvesting (Poboleda, DOQ Priorat, 14 September, 2013)

Do you want an original idea for a weekend while in Barcelona or Costa Dorada? A good option is to flee for a day from the crowded city or beach and delve into the wine-growing world – particularly the traditional way of picking grapes – in a natural breathtaking setting like the village of Poboleda located in the heart of the Priorat county. You can come over here with your friends and family to spend a very nice day and learn how about traditional grape harvesting in Priorat (with mules and carts) and barefoot grape stomping in an open barrel – and why not participate to experience those sensations our ancestors would live every autumn?

In the evening, you are going to see two colles castelleres (teams who lift human castles), one of whom – els Brivalls de Cornudella – comes from Priorat.

An important feature of the Festival of Wine and Traditional Grape Harvesting is the wine fair where a number of DOQ Priorat wineries will be offering their wines for tasting to visitors. It’s a lovely fair because it’s set up in the village’s main street (Carrer Major), where instead of typical fair stalls entrances to ancestral houses are used, which creates a very special atmosphere. Our winery, Celler Devinssi, will be there with our wines and we’re looking forward to welcoming you.

To know how to get to Poboleda, please check out the TurismePriorat website.

Programme of the festival:

7:00am Church chimes
7:30am Get-together on the road to crop grapes traditionally, with carts and mules.
9am Breakfast at La Closa- 1€
10am Grape stomping on the road

From 10:30am

  • Opening of the 15th Festival of Wine and Traditional Grape Harvesting by Josep M. Poblet i Tous, President of the Diputació de Tarragona.
  • Tasting DOQ Priorat wines in the ancestral houses of Carrer Major
  • Walk along the decorated central streets.
  • Exhibition and sale of artisan craftworks in the Plaça del Mercat.

14:30pm Lunch at La Closa. Paella: 12€ (Advance booking via the town hall, 250 places)
18:00pm Human castles by two teams: Xiquets de Reus and Brivalls de Cornudella in Pla de l’Església.
19:00pm “Els Trifàsics” band in concert at the municipal campsite
20:00pm Poetry reading “Sol i gebre” with the “7 colors” band and music with Ramon Sauló at the church
23:00pm Correfoc (Catalan fireworks) with diables d’Alforja and Drac de Poboleda
24:00pm Closing dances at La Closa.


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