Patios de Bodega
“Patios de Bodega´´ has place between 27th April and 20th May. The main objective of this activity is the creation of touristic experiences related to wine and the facilities related to enotourism: wine cellars and winepresses.Taking part at the guided tours around the patios embellished with natural elements and typical objects, during these days visitors can learn about everything related to wine and taste the most representatives wines the P.D.O. Montilla-Moriles. As a novelty, this year four night tours have been included. These routes include star-gazing accompanied by wine tasting. This activity takes place at Cerro Don Juan and the castle. The activity allows tourist visiting Montilla from a different point of view.
Place: Participating cellars and wine-presses.
Tel:+34 957 65 23 54 / +34 672 780 521
Ecoracimo is an International Organic Wines Contest which pretends giving value to the quality and the reputation of organic products, support and activate the production of organic wines, favouring the development of this area and supporting the appreciation and promotion by the consumer. The contest includes several activities:
- Wine tasting: Contest (close doors) in which a jury composed by professional and experienced tasters, tastes all the competing wines and rank them.
- Parallel activities for the general public take place in the castle (theatre and wine pairing, guided tastings, recording of radio shows,…)
- After.-contest activities: Along the year there are several activities as guided tastings, using the participant wines.
Place: Montilla Castle.
Address: s/n Iglesia Street, Montilla.
Tel: +34 957 65 23 54/ +34 672 780 521
Grape's Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival (‘Fiesta de la Vendimia’) has been declared as Festival of Regional Interest. Is is one of the oldest festivals in Spain and it is celebrated as commemoration of the grape harvest at the prestigious Montilla- Moriles Designation of Origin. This festival combine institutional and festive events. Each year the organization names a foreman who gets the keys and the responsibility of guarding and defending the wines of the area.
The pressing of the grape, to extract the first grape must of the year, takes place at ‘El Gran Capitán’ quarter and it is offered to the ‘Virgen de las Viñas’. At the same time, it takes place the opening speech of the festival, the ‘Cata Flamenca’ (one of the most prestigious festivals in Spain), the ‘Fiesta del Vino y de la Tapa’ (Wine and Tapa Festival), ‘Destreza en el Oficio Contest’, equestrian exhibitions and numerous musical performances.
Place: Merced Square. Gran Capitán Neighborhood.
Montilla recieve a variety of Jazz groups of different styles and origins in different corners of the city, combined with the star product of the city, wine. The main objective of this festival is to promote jazz music and at the same time, bring people to the winepresses and cellars od Montilla, where visitors can enjoy our wines and visit the facilities.
Date: 14th (Cañada Navarro Wine-Press) and 15th (Alvear Cellar) September.
Tel: +34 957 65 23 54/ +34 672 780 521
Enotourism European Day
The Enotourism European Day is intensely lived in Montilla, a land with a very close relationship with wine. This celebration, promoted by RECEVIN (European Wine cities), counts with the participation of entreprises related to this area which organize a wide range of activities related to enotourism with a single aim: The approach to wine and its culture.
Place: Route 1: Los Raigones wine-press, Juan Pino cooperage and the Cruz Conde winery.
Route 2: Juan Pino cooperage, Blanco wine-press and Cabriñana winery.
Wine and Tapas
Complementary activity to the Harvest Festival, where various establishments that offer their wines and gastronomy meet to delight the senses. To complete the activity, on the stage there are various musical performances, as well as places of playroom where the little ones enjoy the bouncy castle.