Yesterday we visited the village of Alboloduy, further up our valley, for its annual Dia de la Vendimia to celebrate the grape harvest.
It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and temperatures up to 34C.
At about 12.30, a procession entered the square by the church led by a mechanical mule, followed by the carnival queen and attendants.
Then came women and men in traditional costume carrying baskets of grapes, and the town band playing cheerful music.
After the mayoress, in a red dress, addressed the crowd, crates of grapes were emptied into the wooden treading barrel.
The priest said a prayer or two and blessed the crop.
Then, the boys, followed by the men, began the treading of the grapes.
Afterwards, the fresh grape juice, called mosto, was drained from the treading barrel.
There was a good crowd in the village for the event and locals and visitors were able to enjoy the celebrations and purchase local wine.