The pueblo of Binissalem is the centre of Mallorca’s wine production, and has been for quite some time. Wine is produced in Binissalem by modern means and technologies; no foot treading is done any longer in the wine making process. Except, Binissalem is currently celebrating its annual Festa des Vermar, the wine making festival (September 12th – 28th). As part of that festival, the Concurs de Trepitjar Raïm (the grape treading competition) was held. There were two age groups, one of 12 to 16 years, and one of adults over 16 years. The winning team of the youngsters’ group extracted 2.3 litres of must out of 24 kg of grapes during a five minutes challenge, whereas the winning team of adults managed to obtain a hefty 9.9 litres of grape juice out of 50 kg of grapes. The proceedings were a lot of fun to watch.
Other activities will continue throughout this week. There will be a correfoc on Friday, September 26th, and a Fira del Vi on Saturday, September 27th, amongst many other activities.
The photo was taken in Binissalem, Mallorca, Spain. The date: September 21st, 2008. The time was 18:20:34.