La Noche del Vino (Night of Wine) is held each year on August 15th in the mountain village of Cómpeta and has become one of the Axarquía´s most important events.
Every year, thousands of people descend on the village to witness the ritual treading of the grapes and share in the fun and festivities to herald the start of the grape harvest. There is a free lunch of migas (fried breadcrumbs), salad and, most importantly, a glass of the locally-produced muscatel wine for everyone.
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Did you spot the cameraman in the video as the grapes were paraded in on their heads?
Ah yes, you get everywhere, don’t you, Adrian? 🙂
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Looks like so much fun! Spain looks like my kind of place!
Spain is a fun place to live, without doubt!
The Night of Wine looks colourful and fun. I think it’s a wonderful thing that days and traditions are still celebrated, or all to soon, if not it would all be forgotten and meaningless. Great photos and clip conveying the event 🙂
Thanks for saying that, I appreciate it very much.
Noche del Vino was a very colourful and fun event. There are so many old traditions still celebrated in Spain. Over the summer, in particular, there is nearly always something going on in one of the local villages, giving us plenty of places to visit! 🙂
Fantastic love the sound of this!
It´s good fun – even if it does follow the same pattern every year. There is also plenty of singing and flamenco dancing.
A good time is usually had by all! 🙂
Despite living in Competa we rarely go. It’s the same every year, too much food, drink and drunks! But that said, if you’ve never been it’s a fun day too. Did you go?
I´ve been to the evening events in the past but never to see the actual treading of the grapes – so YES I went last week and these are my photographs.
I enjoyed it, as well as the medieval market stalls.
Didn´t see any drunks, but then again we were only there for a couple of hours in the early afternoon plus we don´t live in the village but a few kilometres away, in the campo.