Competa Wine Festival (Noche del Vino) 2023
The Noche del Vino – Night of wine – in Competa takes place every year on 15 August
Here is the essential information about the Wine Festival in Competa:
- A few words about Competa
- The programme of the Noche del Vino
- Where is Competa?
- What to do in Competa?
- Lodging in Competa
- Some useful links (car rental, ideas for visits)
A few words about Competa and the festival
Competa is a wonderful white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.
To find out more, you can find all the information on the link visit Competa.
This fiesta, the noche del vino in Competa, is very popular and worth spending the day in the morning.
It is a joyful celebration of wine, vines and grapes, with many events around this theme, such as a demonstration of grape crushing with the feet (la pisa), as it was done in the past.
After the pisa, the bunches of grapes are collected to be put in a press to obtain a second juice.
Historically, wines made from crushed grapes were better than those made from the grapes that were then pressed.
Here is the programme for the Wine Festival in Competa in 2022
Grape growing is still very widespread in Axarquia, and produces some of the best wines in Andalusia. This is especially true of wines produced from the Muscatel grape variety.
The evening is usually devoted to a show of traditional dance and music such as the Verdiales or fandangos.
This is an opportunity to witness traditional folklore: the fandangos of Competa.
However, during the day, there are also many shows.
Every year, you can attend a superb flamenco show.
Not to be missed, as the show is of high quality!
The daytime shows are held in the Grape harvest Square – Plaza de la Vendimia – !
In the same square, at 2pm, a meal is offered to all visitors, consisting of migas and salad!
In the afternoon, there are always many people to celebrate the festival!
Where is Competa?
What to do in Competa?
Competa is well known for hiking. However, in the surroundings of the village it is possible to find very nice activities:
- horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
- diving in Nerja and Torrox
- guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
- via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
- hiking (rio Chillar, El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
- canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
- visit of caves
Use the following link to access all the activities to do in Competa. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.
Book an accommodation
Enter the desired dates to see the availability.
Some useful links
Here is a great car rental agency in Andalusia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.
Find out all about the most spectacular fair of the year in the province of Málaga: Malaga Fair
And finally, here are some other experiences to do around Competa
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