Wine Battle, Haro
Hi everyone, This is the second trip “meet-up” I’m putting up as a trial to see how it works (or if it doesn’t!). The first I’ve put up as Sao Joao in Porto leads on nicely to this the following weekend though both can be done independently. Certainly things can change in the next year but i’d be keen on putting together Sao Joao in Porto, over to Bilbao or San Sebastian for a couple of nights then down into Haro for the Wine Battle and some Winery's. The festival is on from the 27th to the 30th of June, with the main battle on the 29th.
I’ve never been before but looks like great banter. Also potentially a bit smaller and more relaxed than comparable festivals like Running of the Bulls and La Tomatina. Widely known as the wine fight, the annual celebration of St Peter’s Day descends into vino-soaked madness, transforming the white shirts into a sea of pink as reportedly 130,000 litres of booze goes everywhere but a glass. Residents of the town of Haro and an increasing number of tourists of all ages carry water pistols and all manner of vessels for wine including buckets, jugs and back-mounted pump activated hoses usually used for spraying weeds or spot fires.
Calle San Agustín, 2, 26200 · La Rioja