Yecla Wine Route, in collaboration with the Yecla City Council and the PDO, organizes "El Envero de la Monastrell" on July 23.
Veraison represents a transition between the growth of the grape and its maturation. The process takes place in the summer and can be considered the beginning of a countdown that allows us to calculate approximately, after 45-50 days, the moment of harvest. In the same way, RVY wants to welcome this stage and the summer, celebrating this fantastic outdoor activity.
On Saturday, July 23, with the aim of promoting emerging art and the culture of wine, we will have, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m., in the Parque de la Constitución, the III Intervention Contest of Barrels in the Open Air. Contest directed by the Yeclano artist Emilio Pascual, where the works will consist mainly of the barrels themselves or their constituent elements, these being able to be subject to any kind of manipulation. The technique is therefore free, so that, for example, the barrels can be painted or pyrographed, but they can also be dismantled, their staves, metal rings and lids, sawn, bent and reassembled. The prizes established for this contest will be: a first prize amounting to €500 courtesy of the City Council of Yecla; a second prize of €300 awarded by the CRDO and a third prize of €200 awarded by the Yecla Wine Route itself. As a novelty, this year the rest of the non-awarded artists will receive a second prize of €100 for their participation. Entries may be made in person at the Tourist Office, or through the web form https://rutadelvinoyecla.com/es/inscribete-en-el-iii-concurso-de-intervencion-de-barricas . The participating artists will be made public on the Ruta del Vino website (rutadelvinoyecla.com), on July 19.
Starting at 8:00 p.m. The finished works of art will be exhibited in the Parque de la Constitución to the delight of all attendees, where we will enjoy the awards ceremony, tasting of the wines and tapas made by our associated establishments, raffles and many more surprises.
Finally, starting at 10:00 p.m., we can enjoy the best live music with "Leezard", a band made up of Miriam D. and Sergio Rowles. A group that handles styles ranging from Neo Soul to Indie-Rock, combining with Lo-Fi influences. In April 2021 they released their first EP "Ethereal Material" and in 2022 they released their new single, "Slowly" loaded with new sounds and powerful messages in their lyrics.
From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
III Outdoor Barrel Painting Contest. Rules and registration at: https://rutadelvinoyecla.com/es/bases-del-iii-concurso-de-intervencion-de-barricas-al-aire-libre
From 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition of Barrels Awards Ceremony.
Tasting of PDO Yecla wines and tapas made by an establishment on the Yecla wine route
Air Music Concert: Leezard. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LJ3qUkqJgAAkks0Tv97hw