It is the time of tasting last years and older vine. Yes, the season of vine festivals has started.
These are usually weekend events and are great if a) you don’t drive b)you don’t mind noise and c)you can test about 10+ different reds and/or whites before breakfast.
Last Sunday Chantada started the season with a two day event and we managed Sunday to go there. Chantada is a nice small town roughly between Monforte and Lalin.
Â If one parks near the market placeÂ a nice walk leads along a small river into the old town.
Along the way is an old restored watermill. So we entertained our brains before entertaining our livers.
The beginning of the fiesta is unmissable and before we get to the serious things we wander about the street market that surrounds the festival.
Let the tasting begin! Some figures: Chantada region has 400+ vine growers and 20+Adegas (Bodegas or vine producer) of which 19 were present and kept the visitors fluid levels up.
PULPO the national Galician dish tends to taste better with every bodega one visits. The whole experience is accompanied by either canned, live or
catÂ bag pipe music.
Tempting as they looked we avoided the afters and headed via the back roads to Belazar and onto to A Cova for a more substantial meal surrounded by mimosas in full bloom.
The restaurant on top of the beach is opened each weekend. They serve good food and as we are there quite often the cook often finds some tasty morsels that are not on the menu.
Another perfect day.