Festival of Albariño – Cambados – August 1 – 4, 2013

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We have sunshine in Galicia and here the summer festivals are in full swing.  August is one of the busiest months where you have festivals throughout all of Galicia.  With 14 Geo-Destinations in Galicia there is a variety of landscapes, scenery and adventures for you to try.  Starting today the 1st of August through Sunday August 4, 2013 you will be able to enjoy fresh local seafood and some delicious Albariño wines famous in this region known as Rias Baixas. Just 60 KM south of Santiago de Compostela – so another Camino in your Camino is awaiting you! Time for a little WINE Festival Fun!

“The Festa do Albariño is a gastronomical party in CambadosGaliciaSpain celebrated during the first weekend of August. It is the oldest wine party of Galicia and the second of Spain.

The origin of this party was a challenge in 1953 between Bernardino Quintanilla and Ernesto Zárate for determining the best wine of 1952.

Nowadays, the fiesta is the first Sunday of August. It is a popular event in which both the wine Albariño and the people are the stars. Every year this party concentrates about 150.000 people. This event is the most important of the Galician party calendar.

The Festa do Albariño has two faces. One of then is the public face: musical shows, fireworks, exhibitions, sport competitions, artworks, workshops about the Albariño and a collective tasting of the wine. The second face is formed by all of the official acts like the parade of the Capítulo Serenísimo do Albariño, which the Sunday of the party goes from the Town Council Square to the Fefiñans Square.” – WIKIPEDIA

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