Crónica La Rioja.

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Fuenmayor ofrece experiencias en bodegas con conciertos, talleres y diversión en mayo.

Fuenmayor ofrece experiencias en bodegas con conciertos, talleres y diversión en mayo.


Various activities for all audiences will enhance visits to nine wineries in Fuenmayor during the weekends of May as part of the first edition of the 'FuchuWine Fest'. The program includes concerts, workshops, Wine Sessions, and an escape room.

The Director General of Tourism and Territorial Promotion, Virginia Borges, the Mayor of Fuenmayor, Alberto Peso, and the representative of the participating wineries in the festival, Stephanie Abel, presented the event today.

The initiative, as confirmed by Peso, will run from May 4 to 25 with nine different events at various wineries in Fuenmayor, "promising to be an exceptional experience to celebrate Fuenmayor's wine culture in a unique way".

The festival, he described, is distinguished by "offering a perfect combination of live music and exciting activities at the wineries themselves, with a diverse agenda designed for all audiences."

In addition, the participating wineries will offer "wine tastings and samples of local gastronomy, allowing visitors to enjoy our wines and the experience of life in our town even more," he emphasized.

An event that, as Abel added, "aims to promote Fuenmayor as a wine and gastronomic tourism destination, putting it on the map just 10 minutes from Logroño, and bringing fun and the opening of winery life to all types of audiences."

Specifically, the program will kick off on Saturday, May 4, at Finca Valpiedra, where visitors can participate in a unique workshop at 11 a.m. in which, with the guidance of Lady Wine, wine will be turned into painting.

The next event will take place on Friday, May 10, with a concert by the group Joni y Salva at 7:30 p.m. at Bodegas Heras Cordón.

The following day, on Saturday, May 11, two wineries in Fuenmayor will open their doors with very different proposals. Montecillo will offer a pirate-themed Escape Room at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., while Bodegas Las Erres will host the concert 'Tú me quieres Blanca. Poetas invisibles' by artist Elena Aranoa at 7:00 p.m.

During the third weekend of May, the featured wineries at the festival will be Altanza, Herencia Martínez Álvarez, and Zearra. On Friday, May 17, Altanza's garden courtyard will host a concert by Twin Room Swing at 7 p.m. to complement the winery visit.

On Saturday, May 18, the program of the 'FuchuWine Fest' will offer an evening at the family-owned winery Herencia Martínez Álvarez with La Vill Canalla at 6:00 p.m. Visitors to Bodegas Zearra on Saturday, May 18, can enjoy a tribute to The Beatles by the band The Nowhere Plan at 12 p.m.

The festival will conclude on Saturday, May 25, with two different events. The first will run throughout the day, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the Wine Sessions by Lia Kali & DJ Carlittos at Marqués del Puerto winery.

Starting at 7:30 p.m., visitors to Dominio de Nobleza can complete their wine tourism experience with Daniel Amatriain's 'Canciones Prohibidas'.

Tickets for each of the nine events in the program can be purchased starting next Friday, April 5, at 12:00 p.m. on the Fuenmayor Town Hall website, with prices ranging from twenty to thirty-five euros depending on the offering of each winery, which may include a drink, wine tasting, or appetizers.

Additionally, to promote safe access to the festival for everyone, the organization will provide a bus service departing 30 minutes before each event from the Fuente de Murrieta in Logroño, with a price of ten euros for a round trip ticket, returning after each activity or concert concludes.