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Wine and chestnuts fair

Every year in October Yunquera pays homage to the chestnuts and the wine that is being produced in the area.

fair-vino-kastanaThe chestnuts is the basis for many traditional dishes and the exquisite wine is made from grapes that grow in the cold areas of the Sierra de las Nieves.

Roasted chestnuts in syrup, boiled chestnuts, candied chestnuts or just picked straight from the tree, good wines, sweet wines, rosé or white wine and live music attracts hundreds of people to this Fair.

This year’s Fair is being arranged on 22nd and 23rd of October and on both days the party starts at midday at the Plaza de la Constitucion.

The party starts at the town square where more than twenty stalls are offering everything from serrano ham to strawberries, meats, olive oil, traditional pottery from the region and with various activities such as cooking contest, grape stomping and tasting of the classic dish of Yunquera, El Malcocinao, made from chickpeas, bacon, kidneys, chorizo and blood sausage.

The program of the festival is available here (in Spanish)

Video from a previous Fair