Carretera del Vi Vineyard Flowering Party
Time Out says
How would you like to spend a spring afternoon tasting some of the region's best wines and cavas, and enjoying a big dinner and live music? On June 8 you can get all of that as an unbeatable evening awaits you – plus it's all set in a unique environment filled with plenty of surprise activities. The Festa de la Floració de la Carretera del Vi, a celebration of the seasonal flowering period, comes to the gardens of Familia Torres to offer you a singular experience for all five senses. Located in an idyllic setting, the Torres Family visitor centre in Pacs del Penedès is a lovely place where you can take a walk and relax in their new spaces and gardens. Plus, you can really get to know the 'wine road' (Carretera del Vi), taste wines from all the wineries participating in this gastronomic festival, and enjoy the wine tourism activities on offer: from Segway outings around the area to make-up sessions in the Beauty Corner, as well as loads more. The whole evening is filled with live music, and later there's a closing party with DJ John Jacobsen. When you get hungry, tuck in to the delicious cocktail dinner from the Mas Rabell team. It's the perfect opportunity to admire the last of the spring sunsets in the best possible way.
Below you'll find the menu that awaits you as well as a list of the 13 participating wineries. Don't put off getting your tickets too long because space is limited! When packing your bags, bear in mind it's a white party, so be sure you're wearing something white to go with the dress code. Have a look at the video from the last Festa de la Floració de la Carretera del Vi, which took place in Torre del Veguer. You won't be able to sign up fast enough!
-Mini Catalan-style spinach quiches
-Mini puff pastries with tomato confit
From the buffet:
-Cold soups (tomato, melon, avocado and cucumber)
-Vermouth accompaniments (mussels with chips, skewers of anchovies and olives, toast with sardine pâté...)
-Cold cuts and cheeses with jams and nuts
-Rice with meat and mushrooms
-Seafood noodle paella
-Mini fruit tarts
-Creamy chocolate with almond cookies
PARTICIPATING WINERIES: Mas Bertran, Rovellats, Parés Baltà, Colet, La Xarmada, Torres Family, MasTinell, Bodegues Pinord, Torreblanca, Viladellops, Torre del Veguer, Puig Batet, Hospital de Sitges