09.04.2014 SPRING TASTINGS IN THE D.O. SOMONTANO WINE SPACE
The Regulatory Council presents its new programme of activities, Spring Tastings, through which it offers an open invitation to learn about and enjoy the wines of the Somontano Designation of Origin in its Wine Space. From April to July, a thousand and one opportunities to participate in Introduction to Wine Tasting courses and workshops, including pairings of wine with chocolate or cheeses.
11.07.2013 STARS OF THE SOMONTANO WINE FESTIVAL 2013
The Somontano Wine Festival 2013 will be held from 1 to 4 August. One of the most important wine tourism events in Spain, now in its fourteenth year, will put on the shows El Consorcio, Juan Magán, Michael Jackson Moonwalker: The Show and El Arrebato. Appetites will be piqued beforehand night after night – at the Gastronomic Extravaganza, where tapas and wine complete a full programme seasoned with tasting courses, winery tours and original activities in which wine is paired with products typical of this area, such as cheeses, chocolate and pink tomatoes.
08.08.11 MAGNIFICENT CLOSE TO THE FESTIVAL
The Somontano Wine Festival closed its 12th edition with a total of nearly 9,000 attendees at its concerts. Another 3,000 would have been added to that number if Rosario’s concert hadn’t been cancelled due to rain. Meanwhile, the Gastronomic Extravaganza once again beat its own record, serving over 79,000 tapas and even more wines over the course of the four days of the event - 5% more than the total served in the 2010 Extravaganza.
01.08.08 FIRST NIGHT OF THE SOMONTANO WINE FESTIVAL
David Bustamante’s press conference and the opening of the Gastronomic Extravaganza yesterday at nine p.m. marked the first day of the Somontano Wine Festival 2008 in Barbastro (Huesca). The concert by the Cantabrian singer who got his start on the first season of the television competition “Operación Triunfo” began two hours later. About 3,500 people shared the sound of his latest album “Al filo de la irrealidad”, which lends its name to this summer’s tour. Bustamante showed his enthusiasm for being in this land of wines, an opinion shared by the attendees of the Gastronomic Extravaganza, where 12,000 tapas and wines were enjoyed.
13.08.09 THE GRAPE HARVEST BEGINS ON 17 AUGUST
Next Monday marks the beginning of the grape harvest in Somontano with the Chardonnay and Merlot varieties making their way to the wineries. The campaign, in which grape growers and wineries collect the fruit from the vineyards, will continue until the end of September.