Getting Soaked At San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017
Includes stay in pre-erected twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag, daily hearty breakfast, delicious BBQ dinner (vegetarian option available), red win for throwing, awesome campsite parties and even more awesome Stoke Travel Staff!
A battle so fierce that the vineyard and surrounding hillsides turn purple, so violent that the weary and wounded stumble away from the fighting covered from head to toe in what is, in fact, glorious and gorgeous red wine… This is San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017, also known as La Batalla del Vino de Haro which takes place on 29th June.
The day starts at 7am with a procession of people old and young, locals and tourists, dressed in white shirts and red scarves, all carrying jugs, bottles, water pistols and other types of containers filled to the brim with sweet rogue wine. Led by the town’s mayor, the procession winds through the town to the cliffs of Bilibio, where a mass is celebrated. After the mass a true free-for-all wine fight begins, and we take advantage of a bottomless supply of red wine and throw it on and at each other, friends and strangers alike. What follows is a sea of wet, purple bodies everywhere. San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 is a sight not to be missed.
And then, when it’s all done, we wipe the wine off us and we head back down the mountain, pickled, as it were, in delicious red vino. At noon everyone rushes into town to celebrate at the Plaza de la Paz, the celebrations involve drinking, partying and running around a bull ring chasing frolicking heifers. That’s La Batalla del Vino or San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 in a nutshell.
Camping With Stoke Travel at San Vino Wine Fight
Nobody does camping quite like Stoke Travel. We take the hassle out of trips like San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 so you don’t have to worry about a thing. At the Stoke Travel campsite your tent will be pre-erected for your arrival, and your mattress and sleeping bag will be rolled out ready for you. There is a swimming pool at the campsite, so don’t forget your bathers! As always, we will be holding the biggest party outside of the party with hundreds of like-minded international travellers, and unlimited beer and sangria is available for only €10 per day. Meet us there, or ride with us from Barcelona or San Sebastián. San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 is going to be one helluva Spanish party!
PRICE: €60 | US$ 70 | £50 | AU$ 95 per night all-inclusive
Stoke Travel Passport holders:
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Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for three nights all-inclusive package or a Ride With Us from Barcelona or San Sebastian all-inclusive package.
Get Snapchat famous at San Vino
On Snapchat? At this year’s wine fight you’ll be able to snap into their Live Story covering all the action of San Vino. How to get involved and show the whole world what you got up to in Spain?
Wine-proof your phone to capture the mid-battle action (waterproof cases, ziplock bags, condoms for that special filter)
A delicious BBQ dinner (vegetarian option available)
Cheese & Wine Day at the campsite
Red wine for throwing at San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017
Awesome campsite parties
Even more awesome Stoke Travel staff antics
Unlimited beer and sangria for €10 per day
27th June late morning – Bus leaves Barcelona from Plaza Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe for San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 late afternoon – Bus leaves San Sebastian from the Kursaal Opera House for San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017
28th June Cheese & Wine Day at the Stoke Campsite – Sample the flavours of local bodegas and cheesemakers at the Stoke campsite! Evening – Barbecue dinner included and a big street party that night Midnight – Day trip Bus leaves Barcelona for the Wine Fight
29th June Early Morning – Day trip Bus from Barcelona arrives. Hot breakfast. Around 7am – Walk up the hill and partake in enormous wine fight Afternoon – Chill out, get showered and de-purple yourself. Day trip bus leaves for Barcelona. Evening – Massive campsite party
30th June Morning – Hot breakfast Midday – Buses leave to go back to Barcelona and San Sebastian
Haro, La Rioja
La Rioja is the número uno wine making district of Spain, it has over 500 wineries and is only a short distance from Bilbao. If you’ve been lucky enough to find a bottle of La Rioja in your hands you’ll know what we’re talking about! La Batalla del Vino 2017 takes place on a hillside vineyard just outside the village of Haro, a walk up the hill from our campsite.
If you choose to combine San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 with a stay at our infamous Surf Camp in San Sebastian, then its just a 2.5 hour coach trip fuelled mostly by wine drinking and singing. If you’re combining the trip with a Barcelona stay, then the journey is a little longer but that just means more wine drinking and singing.
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Ride with us
The bus leaves San Sebastian for San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 on the 28th in the late afternoon and arrives in time for dinner at the Stoke campsite. It departs on the 30th at midday from the campsite in Haro and arrives in San Sebastian in the afternoon. San Sebastian pick up point: Outside of Kursaal Opera House near Zurriola surf beach Barcelona…
The 3-day trip bus leaves Barcelona for San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 on the 27th in the late morning and arrives at the Stoke campsite in the late afternoon. It departs on the 30th at midday from the campsite in Haro and arrives in Barcelona that evening.
The day-trip leaves Barcelona at midnight and arrives at the Stoke Campsite in time for power breakfast before heading into the Wine Fight. When the carnage is over, we’ll clean up and chill out at the campsite before leaving in the afternoon to arrive back in Barcelona that night. Barcelona pick up point: In front of Hard Rock Cafe in Plaza Catalunya.
Meet us there
Aeroplanes… You want to fly to either Bilbao, or Biarritz
Check Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deals. There’s always plenty of cheap deals. From Bilbao airport there are regular buses to San Sebastian. To get to San Sebastian from Biarritz International Airport take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take a Euskotren to San Sebastian. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip cost less than €10. A coach service also exists between Biarritz airport and the Hendaye train station, via Saint-Jean-De-Luz (change buses there). The coach ride is less than one hour and costs about €4.
For quick, cheap and easy trains check out Euroventure.
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Enter all of your questions and queries in the Ask a Question Tab and we’ll come up with smart ass answers here…
Will I drown?
If you accidentally trip and fall in a deep puddle of wine the only other option apart from drowning is to drink your way to survival.
What should I bring?
Sunglasses and sunscreen as it gets pretty hot, a pillow and torch for your tent, goggles, condoms, a waterproof camera, swimmers to have a dip in the pool afterwards, old shoes that can be thrown out after the madness, and shampoo if you don’t want your hair stained red for the next month. Oh and don’t forget a towel.
Are there hot showers to wash off my wine-stained body parts?
Sí, there are showers at the campsite and we highly encourage a rinse off at the end of the day, before you climb in your tent and turn everything you touch purple. You’ll also smell like vinegar at this point which greatly decreases your chance of having someone join you in said purple tent.
Can I store my valuables somewhere safe and sound?
Don’t want to leave a shiny new iPad lying around the tent? How about a valid passport crucial for your return home when you’re fragile and still hungover, ready to hug mum and dig into a home cooked meal? That’s why we have a secure locked box for small valuables! Thank us later.
What do I wear? Do I need goggles?
We sell white clothing so your fave tee doesn’t turn permanently purple and goggles are also available for those who want to be able to see for the rest of their lives, but sunnies can do the job.
On the 28th of June the bus will leave from Barcelona (meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe in Plaza Catalunya) at midnight in time for breakfast at the Stoke Campsite before heading into the fight. On the 29th of June in the late afternoon the bus will return to Barcelona from Haro, arriving that night.
Return Bus from Barcelona to Haro
Breakfast at the Stoke Campsite
Bus transfers to wine fight
Campsite wash-down, pool party and chill
1 litre of red wine for throwing at fight
Stoke t-shirt (to destroy with wine)
€10 unlimited beer and sangria at wine fight base camp