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Now, let’s get on with this interesting festival! On April 8, the village of Garriguella will host the Donuts and Garnatxa fair. The little town is beautiful, great to explore for a day trip, and the donuts and wine are a outstanding. You will truly submerged into the local culture of Catalonia.
In Catalonia they say "Els bruñols en mengen sols".
A discovery was made 20 years ago in the small village of Garriguela: a sweet dessert wine called Garnatxa was added to the popular and much-loved snack called bruñols.
"You will discover the elegance, richness and originality of this wine when you try it. It goes well with cheeses and pâtés, and is perfect as an aperitif or as the finishing touch to a meal. Garnatxa was born in this land, nurtured in heat and cold, lulled by Tramontana, spoilt by the scorching sun," as the producers describe Garnatxa.
The doughnuts from Emporda, which have earned the region's seal of approval, are a perfect match for the garnacha of Garriguela. It is worth remembering that Vinya del Metge was voted the best sweet wine of Catalonia in 2014 and 2015.
At this year's Grenaches du Monde 2023 international competition, it has already won the world's highest award, the gold medal, while the sweet wine "Sol i Serena de Damiguiana" was awarded the "Best Sweet Wine of Catalonia".
On April 8, the village of Garriguella will host another Donuts and Garnatxa fair.
From the early Saturday hours of April a multilingual bustle begins in the quiet streets of the village. From all around, from various parts of Catalonia and nearby France, people who have discovered the joyous experience of the Feast of the Soul and the Belly, as well as new converts, descend upon the village.
Throughout the day the eagerly awaited visitors to the village are invited to enjoy a sampling of Emporda and, of course, the donuts made according to the family recipes of their great-grandmothers, washed down with a selection of locally produced Garnatxi.
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