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Cambados - Pontevedra
Without a doubt, one of the most important dates on Galicia's festival calendar is the Cambados Albariño Festival, which welcomes around 150,000 people over five days. A Calzada Street is lined with stalls where attendees can sample the wine and make purchases directly from wine makers. There are also food stalls. In this festive atmosphere, it is impossible to miss the peñas, groups of Cambados natives who take part in organizing the festival. Dressed in special T-shirts, glass in hand, they are always up for another taste of wine, enlivening the streets and bars with their enthusiasm. Along with the musical performances and fireworks, exhibitions and sports competitions, the festival is also an opportunity to share and promote the culture of wine and Albariño production methods at various courses, technical conferences and workshops. Another element of the festival is the investiture of the Donas y Cabaleiros de Honra del Capítulo Serenísimo do Albariño (Ladies and Gentlemen of Honour of the Serene Chapter of Albariño), which takes place on the Sunday in the square at Pazo de Fefiñáns manor house. The winners of the tasting competition are also announced, with awards for the three best Albariños. In addition to A Calzada Street and Fefiñáns Square, which hosts excellent music concerts, other key locations for the festival are Alameda Park, where the peñas gather to eat and drink, and O Concello Square, where the street party is held.
Sampling wines from the wine makers' stalls along A Calzada Street.
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