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Valencia’s 2024 Wine Fair : All the important details!

One thing you should know by now about Valencia is that there is always something going on each weekend. From events, concerts, food stalls or competitions, Valencia is always full of life and celebrating something!


This week our blog is about Valencia’s wine fair, where all of the finest wines are celebrated from the heart of Spain. Nestled in the vibrant city of Valencia, this annual event is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and centuries-old tradition of winemaking that truly defines this region. During this festival, the streets come alive with the aromas of wine and the sounds of laughter and music. Visitors can wander through bustling market stalls, where local wineries proudly display their finest vintages for tasting and purchase. From robust reds to crisp whites and sparkling cavas, there really is a wine to suit every palate.



What is Valencia’s Wine festival?

This year, Valencia’s wine festival celebrates the 34th edition of the Mostra Proava, from April 4th to April 8th, indulge in the finest wines, beers, liquors, and artisanal products from the Valencian Community. Organized by PROAVA, this esteemed event stands as the largest public gastronomic gathering in the region, inviting attendees of all ages to savor the flavors of Valencia’s culinary heritage.



What types of things can I do?

In addition to tasting, the Valencia Wine Festival offers a range of activities and entertainment for attendees to enjoy. Wine pairing workshops, led by expert sommeliers, provide insight into the art of matching wines with food to enhance the dining experience. Live music performances, dance shows, and cultural demonstrations add to the festive atmosphere, creating a truly immersive experience for visitors.


The most obvious answer to this question and the reason why most people go to these festivals is crystal clear: Wine tasting. Be prepared to be enchanted by the diversity of flavors, aromas, and textures that await you. From the bold reds of Rioja to the crisp whites of Rueda, each glass tells a story of craftsmanship and dedication passed down through generations of winemakers.


However the fun doesn’t stop there or in the tasting booths. This festival allows you to immerse yourself in a world of wine knowledge through expert-led seminars, interactive workshops, and insightful discussions with industry professionals. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a curious novice, there’s something for everyone to discover and savor.


Food & Wine: The perfect pair

Wine isn’t the only star of the show at this festival as food also plays an integral role in the Valencia Wine Festival. Local vendors also take advantage of this opportunity by serving up some traditional Spanish dishes and tapas designed to complement the wines on offer. Here are some culinary delights you can expect to find:


Artisanal Cheeses and Charcuterie: Pair your wine tasting experience with a selection of artisanal cheeses and cured meats sourced from local producers. Discover the perfect combinations of flavors and textures as you sample creamy cheeses, aged Manchego, and a variety of cured sausages.


Paella: As the birthplace of paella, Valencia is renowned for its expertise in preparing this iconic dish. Visitors to the festival can savor authentic Valencian paella, featuring tender rice cooked with saffron, vegetables, and a variety of meats or seafood, all cooked to perfection in traditional large pans.


Seafood Specialties: Given Valencia’s coastal location, seafood takes center stage on many menus. Expect to indulge in fresh catches such as grilled sardines, marinated anchovies, seafood paella, and exquisite shellfish dishes that perfectly complement the wines on offer.


Sweet Endings: No meal in Valencia is complete without indulging in a sweet treat. Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts like turron (nougat), churros con chocolate (fried dough with chocolate dipping sauce), and the famous Valencian orange cake.


Key information:

Date: April 4th – April 8th, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Doors close at 9:00 PM)
Location: Jardín del Turia, between the bridges of Flores and Exposición

Getting There:
The most convenient way to reach the venue is via public transportation. The Alameda MetroValencia stop is located nearby. Alternatively, attendees can take buses with lines 25, 70, or 71 to access the event.


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