Something to celebrate at this year’s Festa del Moscatell

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TRADITION: Bringing in the local grapes Photo credit: Associacio Cultural Amics de Teulada

AS it has since 2004, the Associacio Cultural Amics de Teulada (ACAT) again organised this year’s Festa del Moscatell.

The fiesta celebrating the locally-grown muscatel grapes is also a celebration of the Valencia region’s roots and culminated in a morning spent bringing in the grapes and the traditional scalding of the grapes destined for raisins.

This was followed by a procession with carts and wagons loaded with the grapes taken for treading watched by young and old alike and fascinated tourists.

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