A Spanish wine-making 'feet' not to be missed

Two youngsters pressing grapes the traditional way during the 27th edition of the Wine Harvest Fiesta held in Olite, Spain, on Sunday. Every year, around late August or early September, the Wine Guild of Navarre organises activities in the mediaeval
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Two youngsters pressing grapes the traditional way during the 27th edition of the Wine Harvest Fiesta held in Olite, Spain, on Sunday. Every year, around late August or early September, the Wine Guild of Navarre organises activities in the mediaeval town of Olite to celebrate the new harvest and the wines made under the Navarra Designation of Origin. The main festivities take place over a weekend, but a number of events take place beforehand, including themed competitions and gastronomy days, where a tapas and dishes are paired with the wine on offer. Vineyards and wineries also open their doors to visitors, who get to learn some of the secrets behind the production of the wines.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2017, with the headline 'A Spanish wine-making 'feet' not to be missed'. Print Edition | Subscribe