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Yunquera promotes locally produced wine and chestnuts

Local produce at the gastronomic festival in Yunquera.
Local produce at the gastronomic festival in Yunquera. / SUR
  • The village is getting ready for its annual Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a festival based on supporting local produce

The village of Yunquera is getting ready for its annual Feria de Vino y la Castaña, a gastronomic festival that promotes the local chestnuts and wine made from grapes grown in the Sierra de las Nieves.

The smell of chestnuts roasting on open coals in late October is a sign that winter is well and truly here, and this festival will promote a type grown in the Sierras de Ronda, considered one of the best chestnut producing regions in Andalucía. The event will highlight other local specialties, like 'mosto' a grape juice that adheres to an age old local recipe. The juice is made with freshly crushed grapes and contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit.

Visitors can also sample malcocinao, a hearty stew made with chickpeas, bacon, tripe, chorizo and black pudding.

The festival is organised to promote the cuisine, customs and handicrafts of Yunquera and there will also be a craft and farmers' market offering typical products of the town.

Along with live music and entertainment, visitors can also take advantage of free guided tours, where they will learn about Yunquera's eventful past.

The feria, which is free, is held in the Calle Blas Infante (next to the town hall) on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.

More information, www.yunquera.es