Festa des Vermar (Wine Fair), known as the Grape Throwing Festival, is a unique celebration which starts from the last week of September and goes on for a fortnight. People from all around the world gather in the popular vineyard village of Binissalem in Mallorca, Spain to attend this super exciting event of grapes and wine.
Binnisalem village is known for its amazing wines. Back in the Roman times grape harvest used to celebrate this festival to get rid of the grapes that are gone bad. The village people used to gather in one place and had fun throwing grapes at their friends, family and loved ones for a laugh.
The event kicks off in the village square by the firing of a rocket. Once the rocket is fired, you have to run and get your hands full with as many grapes as you can hold. And then, the grape war continues until every single participant is covered in grape juice and bits of the sweet fleshy fruit. And of course, you have to make sure not a single grape is left on the ground to throw.
“It can get pretty messy but that’s part of the fun at the world’s only grape throwing festival.”
You will get to experience the super delicious taste of Fideus De Vermar, a famous local dish made with noodles and lamb. You can find this at a larger outdoor supper. Enjoy your dinner with their delectable and exclusive wines.
Not only the days but the nights are also filled with fun, when they throw a huge party in the night time with traditional dance and folk songs and wear interesting costumes. Also, a huge firework takes place with brilliant fire dance performances. It is not a wrong to say that Grape Throwing festival is a roller coaster of fun and excitement.
The Festival takes place in the wine-growing village of Binssalem, Mallorca.
The transport system in Mallorca is up to the mark as the Island is small in size so that makes it easy and fast to commute around Mallorca.
To explore every corner of Mallorca, it is highly recommendable to rent a car and move freely from one place to another. Renting a car in Mallorca is quite easy, even at the airport, where there are a number of car rental services available from priced from low to high. Or, you can choose the option of taxi, as you can find a taxi at every corner. Although, choosing to commute in taxi can be quite an expensive option.
However, if you are going to travel in short distance it is much better to use public transport to avoid long walks. You might not be comfortable walking out in the sun during summertime.
Also, when using public transport you don’t have to deal with the heavy traffic especially if you choose to travel on train or subway.
Choosing where to stay totally depends on your budget. Because there are numbers of options available, from a hotel to a villa. There are many resorts available from the range of 2 star to 4 star, in quite a reasonable price range to suit budgets.
In Mallorca, you can also avail the option of Airbnb, as it the cheapest accommodation to go for. When in Mallorca to attend the Grape Throwing Festival, you can also opt for living in a small village called Binissalem. A village is famous for its finest red wines. Although, Binissalem is not too far from Mallorca – it hardly takes a 20 minute drive.
Mallorca is famous for its luxury beaches and fascinating resorts. There are also a few historical places to visit which will leave you in awe.
Visit Palau de l’Almudaina, originally an Islamic fort. At the end of the 13th century, Mallorcan monarchs converted this place into their residence. The interior is well decorated with a series of cavernous stone walls.
Mallorca is simply a heaven for beach lovers. It has around 262 beaches around the island. Visit the lovely beaches with all available facilities.
After all the sightseeing and fun, experience the region’s delicious local foods and famous wines. A few of the top recommended restaurants in Mallorca are Es Molí den Bou, Andreu Genestra and Zaranda.
The dates of Grape Throwing Festival 2019 will take place from 13th September to 30th September, 2019.
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