Now that Easter is behind us and summer is on the way, the season for wine festivals has begun. Most towns and some villages along the river have at least one such event during the year where the local wine is celebrated, and they really are a great way of getting to know the local plonk, culture and customs. And of course, because copious amounts of alcohol are involved, they are usually very lively but friendly also.
One such festival takes place on 26th April 2015 in my town, Zell, and is known as the Zeller Schwarze Katz Festival. This is an intriguing event as it combines three of my main passions – food, drink and walking. In a nutshell, there are predefined routes in, around and above the town, along which are strategically placed rest areas where good food and wine are served. In my humble opinion the combination of stunning scenery, heaps of local plonk and nosh make for a perfect day.
A flyer for the event can be found here. It is in German but pretty easy to follow. Unfortunately for me I will be travelling abroad again that day (trust me, I am seriously gutted about that), but please do let me know how it was if you do attend.