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Winemaking – Grape Bagging Contest, Novelda

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Little did we know about all the hard work to grow those delicious grapes for our finest wines! Novelda, one of many farming villages on the Costa Blanca is part of Alicante province, with a grand cathedral in their main plaza, views, bodegas and walking routes.

Their locals have a secret..well, not so secret anymore! The bagging of grapes, with care, love and good timing, it brings up the texture and flavour of the grapes! and giving the spaniards for competitions and parties; they found a great excuse to created a cheerful event! A Contest!

Who can bag the most grapes? Surprisingly the average number is 200 grapes bunches bagged per hour! The competition can be tough! With music, dance and lots of wine…it is a pleasure to watch!