The Cava Week Celebration 2010. Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. 9-17 October 2010.
This week during your stay in our Barcelona Apartments We suggest one of the most traditional and especial events one our away from Barcelona– The Cava Week!! Catalunya's major Cava producing town is Sant Sadurní d'Anoia which has a Cava Week celebration dedicated to Catalan champagne with a whole range of gastronomic events and concerts, etc.
The week's activities get off to a flying start with the inaugural address and ensuing crowning of the Cava Queen. She arrives accompanied by her ladies in waiting and escorted by the mounted brigade of the Barcelona police. Once crowned she receives a glass of the first-pressing from the year's harvest from the Sant Sadurní Fellowship. The gathering then adjourns to the headquarters of the Cava Fellowship at Torre-Ramona, where a dinner of honour is served. The week continues with a host of dinners, a 300 person bicycle race, an art exhibition dedicated to Cava and a Petanque evening. There are also Catalan folk music concerts, more gourmet dinners, cava symposiums and, of course, the annual Barcelona train ride. Every 12 October 1,000 people from Barcelona board the Cava train bound for Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. Joined at the station by a hoard of carnival characters, including the prerequisite big heads and cabezudos, they are escorted with a glorious fanfare to the town hall and Cava Houses. After a tour of the cellars, followed by lunch and entertainment, they return to the Catalan capital.