PRIORAT COUNTY WINE FAIR or FALSET WINE FAIR - FIRA DEL VI (Mostra de Vins de les D.O.s de la Comarca del Priorat)
May sees the famous Falset Wine Fair (officially known as the Mostra de Vins de les D.O.s de la Comarca del Priorat) held in the capital town of the Priorat, Falset. Over the last few years, this wine fair has spread to many of the surrounding villages and so makes for a fascinating weekend of wine. Many wineries from the two wine appellations take part with stands in the street and also indoor, professional tastings and other events over this long bank holiday weekend. Really one of the highlights of the Priorat wine calendar.
The dates have been confirmed for 2016 on Saturday, 30th April and Sunday, 1st May, 2nd May will be for the Professional Tasting, but we have a new town hall this year and so there may be some changes afoot!!! Watch this space and we will update as soon as we know ourselves!.
THE FAIR WILL BE HELD ON THE MAIN ROAD IN THE CENTRE OF FALSET!
19th Annual Wine Fair (Fira del Vi 2014) (The New 2016 programme will be posted shortly. The programme tends to be similiar from year to year, with activities pre- and post- fira, so hopefully for the time being this 2014 programme will help potential visitors for 2016)
Festival to showcase the wines of the two wine appellations (D.O.) of Priorat County
Falset, 5th and 6th May, to be held on Miquel Barceló Street from11am to 9pm
Saturday, 12th April, 2014l
The Jewels of Capçanes Winery with Àngel Teixidor. At Celler de l’Àspic Restaurant, Falset. Information and bookings: +00 977 83 12 46 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 17th April
Food & Wine Paired supper. Bodega Mas Alta with Bixente and Diane (winemakers). At Celler de l’Àspic Restaurant, Falset. Information and bookings: +00 977 83 12 46 email@example.com.
Saturday, 19th April
From 10am to 2.30pm Poboleda Vins 2014. Tasting of Poboleda wines. Organised by Cellers de Poboleda, Poboleda Town Hall in collaboration with DOQ Priorat Regulatory Board. Tickets: 12 €. Includes wine tasting, free wine glass and light snacks/tapas made by different Poboleda restaurants. Venue: Poboleda Campsite (plaça de les Casetes).
From 10am to 8pm: Second Agricultural Cooperatives of Priorat County Fair. Venue: Castell del Vi (Falset Castle). Free entrance. 6 €.for 5 wine tasting tickets.
Friday, 2nd May
10am – Tast del Decenni - Decade Wine Tasting. We will be tasting 2004 vintage. Venue: Parc Tecnològic del Vi a Falset (VITEC), Ctra. de Porrera.
6.30pm 14th White Wine Tasting of Priorat County and 8th White Wines of the World Tasting. International guest producer: Charles Palmer from Charles Palmer Vineyards (www.charlespalmer-vineyards.co.uk). Organised by Aguiló Vinateria and Vins i Olis del Priorat. Further Information: Tel. 00 34 977 83 07 76 – 00 34 977 83 18 35. Venue: Sala Absis (former church) of Falset Castle (Castell de Falset).
7pm Presentation of Vinícola del Priorat wines with tapas made by chef, Matías Fernández. Venue: Quinoa Restaurant (C/ Miquel Barceló, 29. Falset). Please confirm attendance (Tel. 00 34 977 839 167 – firstname.lastname@example.org)
8pm 6th Carignan Tasting of Porrera. Organised by Associació de Cellers de Porrera. Tickets: 50€. Venue: Celler de Cal Porrerà (Holiday Property in Porrera). www.cellersdeporrera.com
11pm 8th Nit de les Garnatxes -Night of Grenaches, Capçanes village. Music/art/pairings/wines. An occasion to taste four Grenache wines made on four different soils in Capçanes coupled with a tasting of delicacies in exceptional surroundings and accompanied by music, art, photography and sculpture... Advance Tickets: 18€. On the Door: 20€, by phoning 00 34 977 178 319 or by email: email@example.com
Saturday, 3rd May
From 10am to 1pm: Female Winemakers Tasting. (Tast amb Dones). Venue: Les Figueres Restaurant gardens, Gratallops., Carrer de la Font, 38. Tel. 00 34 977262373. firstname.lastname@example.org
11am Official Opening of the 19th Fira del Vi (Wine Fair). Venue: Meeting Room at Falset Town Hall.
12.30pm Cooperative Vermouths Fair and “pintxos” (light snacks) at Casal Carrasclet*During the days of the fair, the stand will be on Miquel Barceló Street.
6pm Human Castle Demonstration (Castellers) on Falset main street opposite Hotel-Hostal Sport (C. Miquel Barceló de Falset) with the Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls and els Brivalls de Cornudella (Human castle teams).
7pm Wine Fair and musical entertainment: EINA en ACÚSTIC at Casal Carrasclet
From 6pm to 9pm. 8th Tast amb Llops (Tasting with Wolves), Village wines (vins de la vila), wine, buffet and live music. Gratallops. Tickets: 50€. Tel. 00 34 977839502. Tast amb Llops / facebook.com/tastambllops / twitter.com/tastambllops
8pm. 5th Edition of Videnit (Wine at Night) at Mas Figueres holiday property. Carretera de Falset Km 2, Marçà. Tickets: 50€. Includes Mas Figueres wine glass + wine tasting + informal supper (standing only) + live music. Information and bookings: Calaix de Sastre (Falset), Mas Figueres (Marçà).
9pm Vi-Nite (Wine Night). An evening of wines, tapas and music. Free entrance. Les Figueres Restaurant gardens in Gratallops. Tel. 00 34 977262373 – email@example.com
10pm 3rd Food & Wine Paired Supper at Quinoa Restaurant in Falset with Celler Pascona and winemaker/manager, Toni Ripoll. Quinoa Restaurant. Information and bookings: 00 34 977 83 04 31 / 00 34 628 281 845.
12. 30pm at Falset Sports Centre (Pavelló de Falset). REVIVING THE CAFÈ. Concert with La Reina del Blackjack and Mano’s Rock. Mobile disco with Radio Falset. Profits will be donated to rebuilding the Cafè de Falset, damaged by fire a month ago. Advance tickets can be purchased at: Bar del tomb, Calaix de Sastre, Domuns Dona , Home de fang, Àrea de Guissona in Falset. Tickets 5 €.
Sunday, 4th May
From 10am to 2pm. 6th edition of Tast de Cal Compte (Cal Compte holiday property Wine Tasting in Torroja).Tasting of Torroja wines, extra virgin olive oils and organic bread. Tickets: 20€. www.tastdecalcompte.com Torroja del Priorat village.
1pm Electronic Vermouth Hour with “PD JAGUAR” (Capçanes), Cooperative Vermouths made in Priorat County and Pintxos (light snacks).*During the wine fair we will have a stand on Miquel Barceló Street, Falset.
11am to 5pm 17th Edition of Cooking with Wine Contest (La Cuina del Vi). Held in Quartera Square.
From 11am to 3pm. 6th Tast de les Mines (Tasting at the Mines). Bellmunt Mining Museum.
Monday, 5th May
From 10am to 2.30pm Wine tasting for wine professionals only. Castell del Vi (Falset Castle). All participants must be accredited in advance by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (indicating name and professional position).
Dramatised tours at Falset-Marçà Modernist wine cooperative. Nap-buf Theatre Group.
3rd and 4th May in Quartera Square. First Catalan Artisan Cheese Fair in Falset.
(The Organisers reserve the right to make changes to this programme). Further Information: Ajuntament de Falset (Falset Town Hall) Tel. 00 34 977 83 00 57 (Mercè) www.firadelvi.org
Please do not hesitate to contact Rachel Ritchie at email@example.com if you need any help during the fair.
See you there!
IMPORTANT FESTIVALS IN THE PRIORAT
Festival of the Omelette in its own sauce (Ulldemolins)
Priorat & Montsant Wine Fair (Falset)
Festival of Rice and Rabbit (Cornudella de Montsant)
Old Fashioned Wine Harvest Festival (Poboleda)
La Badejada (Bellmunt del Priorat)