Through Enotourism in Galicia, the umbrella brand promoted by the Cluster Turismo Galicia that combines the five routes of Galicia wine, we approach the proposals offered by the Galician wine tourism this month of August, especially highlighting the large number of gastronomic festivals And enoturísticas that are developed in the four provinces.
In the territory of the Rías Baixas Wine Route, after the LXV Albariño Wine Festival D.O. Rías Baixas will be the turn of the XXII Festa da Lamprea Seca in Arbo, inside the Route of the Wine of Rías Baixas, that on 13 August will start with the Bicycle Festival. In addition, the Ruta do Viño Rías Baixas will offer in Cambados on Sunday 20 a new day of their program ‘Walking between vineyards’. It is a hiking route that will run between two associated wineries located in this municipality and combining wine tourism with sport.
The appointment with octopus to the fair is one of the proposals in the territory of the O Ribeiro Wine Route, whose party, that already adds 55 editions, will extend until the 13 of August in O Carballiño and in this occasion will pay homage to Julio Gómez and his wife Lourdes Masid, ice cream parlors of “La Ibense”.
Also Pazos de Arenteiro will host for the first time on 19 and 20 August the Fouces I Historical Festival against Mosquetóns, a representation of the battle on the bridge of the Cross. Continuing in Valdeorras, in mid-August the Wine Route will participate with its own stand in the Bacofesta of the municipality of A Rúa.
The Ribeira Sacra Wine Route will be turned over with the patron saint festivities of the towns of Quiroga (August 10 to 13), Monforte de Lemos (August 11 to 16) and Chantada (August 25 to 30) . Monforte’s Fiestas Patronales will be unavoidable, with an extensive program of concerts. The kick-off will be the proclamation by the presenter José Manuel Parada, which will give way to the concert of Rosa Cedrón in the Plaza de España. The following day the music of David Bustamante will take place in the Place of the Company; While on August 13 the performance of Os Parentes will be in the Plaza of Spain and will give way to Canela in the Plaza de la Compañía. On the 15th, fireworks from Monte de San Vicente will give way to the performance of Juan Perro in Plaza de la Compañía, where the next day Celtas Cortos will put an end to this festive program in which also the wines of Ribeira Sacra will take center stage in the hot nights of the Monfortino summer.
In the case of Monterrei, from 11th to 13th of August, the XI Monterrei Wine Fair will take place, in which lovers of these wines will be able to enjoy a wide range of events.
The musical note will be played by the Ribeiro Blues Festival, to be held in the Playground of Castrelo de Miño on 11 and 12 August. The wine hall of O Ribeiro will have the participation of wineries and colleges. It will also be completed with a Street Food. Tickets are free but for the catamaran invitation is required.
The last weekend of August, specifically on 25 and 26 August, the Route of the Wine of O Ribeiro proposes a return to the past with A Festa da Istoria in Ribadavia, an appointment in which the maravedíes will be the official currency during that end of week. And there will be the traditional wedding, the medieval dance, the exhibition of falconry and, as a colophon, the dinner of the Istoria.
Nearby, the Rías Baixas Wine Route proposes an appointment with the LVII County Wine Festival in Salvaterra do Miño, where lovers of these wines will have an inescapable appointment with the Rias Baixas from 25 to 27 August. Just coinciding with this festival, the Rías Baixas Wine Route organizes that Saturday a cycle route for the whole family.
Among the leisure activities planned for this summer, the Wine Route of Ribeira Sacra organizes routes guided by the Romanesque that will last until October 7. And as a novelty this year on Friday in August, a guided tour of the Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas do Sil and of Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil can be held. All the information in www.ribeirasacra.org.
In addition, the most daring and adventurous can choose to discover the Ribeira Sacra from the sky through a balloon trip, from August 14 to 20 or September 4 to 10. More information at email@example.com.