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Cómpeta is best known to many for its locally produced wine, available both dry and sweet, as well as being plentiful and cheap.
One of the most popular annual fiesta’s in Cómpeta is the Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine). On the 15th of August which features a programme of flamenco and sevillana music and dance plus plenty of free flowing wine!
The event pays homage to the towns patron saint Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and is traditionally a day to make merry before the harvest begins.
But since 1974 and thanks to a local man, Aurelio Fernandez Navas, who started the practice of dipensing free samples of the local wine to revelers, it has become one of the Axarquia’s most important yearly events.
In the fiesta, which is declared to be of National Tourist Interest in Andalucia, traditional activities such as the foot treading of the locally collected grapes is carried out in the wine press in the Plaza de la Vendimia. It is an ideal day out and to discover how wine is made and to enjoy the local food.
Over 300 litres of oil will be on hand to prepare migas, the traditional dish made out of fried breadcrumbs with which to soak up the alcohol.
Cómpeta sees more than 1,500 litres of wine shared out to the 3,500 visitors who enjoy the day each year and relive one of the most deeply rooted traditions of Cómpeta
Above: Photos supplied by Debbie, Sugar & Spice, Competa
15TH AUGUST - XXXII NOCHE DEL VINO
DIA - PLAZA DE VENDIMIA
11.00 SOLEMMNE EUCARISTÁ EN HONOR A NTRA SRA. DELA ASUNCIÓN.
11:30. II MERCADO DE LA NOCHE DEL VINO VINO ‘ TOLEDO Y PLAZOLETA
12.00 PISA TRADICIONAL DE LAS UVAS DE NUESTROS CAMPOS (GRAPE STAMPING)
12.30 FANDANGOS DE COMPETA. (TYPICAL COMPETA DANCING.)
14.O0 ALMUERZO DE MIGAS DE HARINA CON BACALAO, UVAS Y VINO DEL TERREN. (FREE LUNCH)
16.00 ACTUACÓN DE MILO
17.00 EXPOSICION DE ARTES Y COSTUMBRES - CASA DE LA CULTURA
Adult School - Painting on textiles
Maria Jose - Worshops, Masks & Gourds
Herman - Sculptures
Jo Dennison - Textiles
June Monk - Textiles
Various works of cross- stiching and lace-making.
Exhibition of Antique clothes
Also, on display are the photo’s that made it to the final of the child photography competition.
5 Categories were given as follows
4. Doors and windows
The winning photo in each section will be displayed.
NOCHE - PLAZA DE ALMIJARA
22.00 PREGON DE LA NOCHE DEL VINO
22.30 FESTIVAL DE CANTE FLAMENCO
GRUPO FANDANGO DE COMPETA