25 Feb Did you know… Batalla del Vino! 來場葡萄酒大戰吧
Did you know…. Batalla del Vino!
One of the world’s most unusual and most interesting festivals－Batalla del Vino
Did you know?
Every year on the 29th of June, thousands of locals and a handful of lucky tourists climb a mountain in La Rioja, Spain, and throw wine on each other.
The day is St Peter’s Feast Day, though you’d be lucky to find a local who could tell you so, and the event is known around these parts as La Batalla del Vino de Haro, or the Wine Fight.
The wine fight starts the night before, on the evening of the 28th. This is the biggest party night that Haro sees. From children to grandparents, partying the night away in the town’s streets, bars and town squares.
After a few hours of sleep, or none at all (the street party literally goes on all night), the partier heads up a mountain 5kms away to cover each other in wine, dance to the music from wine soaked bands.
There are water trucks filled with wine distributing wine to water pistols, back mounted spraying devices, into buckets and into anything else that can hold.
Spain has quite a few wildly exuberant festivals, among all of these, the Haro Batalla del Vino still stands out as being totally crazy, unadulterated, fabulous fun.