For three days in the beginning of October every year, the capital of Cava, Sant Sadurní D’Anoia celebrate the locally produced bubbles that have become world famous. It is a festival that has a total focus on everything that concerns Cava.
2012 was the first time I had the pleasure to visit Cavatast, and it is without a doubt the best and most fantastic festival I have ever visited.
During the three days there are many activities that the visitors can enjoy. Among these, seminars and tastings hosted by Cava producers and sommeliers with different topics, most held at La Fassina de can Guineu, or the Cava museum as it is also called. Most (if not all) of these events are free for the visitors. But a big part of the festivities is of course the fantastic chance to try Cava from all the producers that put up tents along one of Sant Sadurní’s streets. An absolute unique chance to try Cava and meet the winemakers that know everything about these heavenly bubbles!
On the main evening of the festival, there is the coronation of the The Cava Queen, which is a new lady every year, and it is a very nice event with local traditions.
For me, who don’t yet speak Spanish (I know it is terrible), I had to rely on my friends who do, since the information last year was in English. But this year I have been told that there will be information in English both at the event and on the website. There is really not a problem since most people at the festival speak English and are more than happy to help.
I so much look forward to visiting Cavatast again this year, and getting the chance to meet more producers and try their fantastic products. And I of course hope to see you there!
If you want to see how my visit was last year you can have a look at these blog posts below.