Haro Wine Festival, Spain

Haro Wine Festival, Spain

Batalla de Vino, a.k.a. Wine Battle, is as sticky as it sounds. The residents of the La Rioja town of Haro get together around the day of their patron saint, Saint Pedro, to pelt each other with wine.

The dress code is simple: wear a white t-shirt that you fully expect to become grape-purple by the end of battle. Following mass led by the town’s mayor, fill up your water pistols and buckets with La Rioja red, and prepare to get sprayin’.

Where is Batalla de Vino?
La Rioja town, Spain

The Haro Wine Festival is held each year from the 28th to the 30th of June with the major focus being the Haro wine battle itself. Most combatants adorn the traditional red and white garb, then at 7am on the 29th, follow the mayor of Haro (who is on horseback) on a 7km procession out of town, up into the cliffs of Bilibio, to the Hermitage of San Felices. A flag is then ceremoniously located, and a short mass is endured before red, wet carnage ensues, and everyone covers each other with wine splashed from all manner of containers like buckets, cups, bottles, jugs and even water pistols.

HOTEL DEALS in Haro >>

How to get to Haro wine Festival in Spain:

Haro is 
deliberately set for ventures by street, since it has fabulous street joins with numerous of the most bigger cities of the northern half of Spain, such as Vitoria, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Burgos, Pamplona, Valladolid and Santander, and it lies on what is known as the Ebro Valley Pivotpermitting great joins with Logrono, Zaragoza and Barcelona. The town is found 42 kilometers from Logrono, 42 kilometers from Vitoria and 95 kilometers from Bilbao with fabulous driving joins both by fundamental street (N232) as well as by motorway (AP 68).

The least demanding and closest worldwide air terminal to fly into in arrange to exchange to Haro for the Wine Battle is Bilbao Universal Airplane terminal on the Northern coast of Spain. There are numerous day by day flights into Bilbao from a number of diverse European goals and nations and we prescribe opodo.com to discover the leading flight deals. After arriving in Bilbao through plane you may have to be enlist a car or take a prepare or transport to Haro. There are also coordinate transport associations from Santander (not the air terminal but the central transport station) to Haro and there are many flights into Santander each day from Universal goals too. Get the best flight deals >>

The course from Bilbao to Haro is served day by day by 2 trains taking off from the station of Bilbao-Abando Indalecio Prieto and arriving at to the station of Haro. The normal travel term is 1 hour and 50 minutes. The primary prepare withdraws Bilbao at 06:30 and the ultimate prepare leaves Bilbao at 15:20. Quick trains from Logrono to Haro take approximately 36 minutes and there are visit administrations on the rail course between Logrono and Haro with 4 flights per day and frequently additional administrations are included on a end of the weekStrolling from the train station to the Haro Camping Location may be a brief walk (on the level) of as it were 15 minutes. 

From the Bibao central transport station there are coordinate buses leaving from Bilbao and arriving at Haro. The travel takes around 1 hour, 5 minutes.


Weather at Haro wine Festival:

Warm Climate Clothes: Don’t disregard to pack a few clothes for the end of the week. Dress is lovely casual all through the complete Haro Wine CelebrationOn the off chance that arranging in development, it’s best to pack for both hot and cool climate. There have been a few Wine Fights in which heatwaves brought evening temps to 40° C (105° F). But it’s more the standard to anticipate high temps around 30° C (within the 80s F). However indeed on those especially hot years, morning temps are still cool, beneath 20° C (within the 60s F). So arrange your dress in like manner.

Essentials to bring for the festival:

White shirt: Pack a white shirt you don’t care about. This is the tradition to wear to the Haro Wine Battle.

Squirt guns: Do bring any squirt guns or other means you wish to use to deliver wine onto other people. But if you don’t have anything to spray with, don’t worry – you’ll be fine to just dump the vino directly from whatever container you have. Yet water guns certainly make the process a lot more fun.

Wine! If coming to the Haro Wine Festival on your own, be sure to bring wine, of course. While there’s plenty of red wine being splashed around at the hill, none is for sale there. You must bring your ammo with you.

Mask or goggles: You may want to bring a mask or goggles, as this will help to keep the wine from stinging your eyes while in the midst of the wine battle.

Bathing suit: Bathing suits are a good idea to take a dip in the nearby river or at the pool that Stoke Travel has at their campsite.

A towel: You’re going to get soaked in wine. You’re also going to shower.

Old shoes or sandals: Your shoes are going to get drenched in red wine during the wine battle. Don’t dare wear any nice kicks you love to the wine fight.

Sun protection: It can get hot in Haro and it’s usually very sunny during the end of June. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Due to the COVID-19, many events have been canceled or dates have been resheduled.
Always check official sites before heading to an event.

explore spain
Spain | Primavera Sound

Spain | Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound’s music festival

Primavera Sound is a multi-genre Spanish music festival is held on the sunny shores of Barcelona at the Parc del Fòrum in the city every summer.

Primavera Sound will mark its late 20th anniversary in June 2021, once again inviting a roster of the most innovative and influential musicians from across the spectrum of genres, from alternative indie to underground techno. One look at the lineup and you can understand why the festival sits high up on the bucket list of any music fan.

Headlining Primavera Sound music festival:

Headlining Primavera Sound  2021 will be Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tame Impala, while its sprawling lineup will include the likes of FKA Twigs, Tyler, the Creator, Jorja Smith, Disclosure, Iggy Pop and more.

And all this plays out over Primavera Sound’s 16 stages at its now iconic home just north of Barcelona’s centre, beside a backdrop of the lush Mediterranean Sea.


Food & Drink:

At the music festival, there’s nice cheap food, so make sure to take advantage of it! You are in Barcelona after all. Expect a food truck area, where you can find a lot of hidden food gems. Including a squid baguette that will leave an ever lasting impression on you. This year they are adding the Primmmavera event, which is a food festival inside the music festival.

Train timetables:

if you miss the last train at Midnight (or 2am if it’s Friday/Saturday), and you need it to get back to your accommodation, you may as well stay until the trains start again at 5am. Fortunately, at that point the music will still be playing, so there’ll be plenty of great ways to pass the time. In any event, make a plan to get home every night as it is not easy to get a taxi or uber.

Music festival Venue:
Barcelona’s Parc del Forum

HOTEL DEALS in Barcelona >>


Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Barcelona city bus tour

Pin It on Pinterest