The feria do vino 2012 in Sober, the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, was “updated” a bit. New cathedral like tent and new cabins for the wine boys and girls.
The artesans where banned to the outside as it is “Feria do vino”.
So during last week the new “Cathedral of Sober” went up.
What is needed to fill such a place to bursting?
You need an energetic mayor.
Luis was driving the members of the concello up the wall whilst preparing for the fiesta.
As usual we – Lemos Verde – brought a bit colour to the otherwise normal proceedings.
Most people we talked to where apreciative of this as it was a “bit different” to the standard feria offers.
We also learned that, although we live here, we may have to pay for the priviledge which will make it a no go in the future.
This hobby is expensive enough and we simply will not be paying for exibition space that helps attract people.
Without the employees of the concello the whole thing would never float.
They not just give Sober a friendly face they also work very hard.
Than there are the adegas of which Val de Lenda is one of the best – At least in the mind of the author, who lives here and has tasted nearly all of them.
Team Val de Lenda – Amandi fine wine –
It is true – there is no finer Mencia than the one from Amandi in the RIbeira Sacra – La corazon de Galicia.
This results in a very great fiesta.
Congratulations to the Concello and all participants who once again put Sober on the map.