The Wine and Broad Bean Festival, come on over and enjoy the landscapes and cuisine of Benitatxell

Publishing date 20/03/2017

With the arrival of the broad bean harvest, in April, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell will be hosting the Wine and Broad Bean Festival.
The Wine and Broad Bean Festival, come on over and enjoy the landscapes and cuisine of Benitatxell

Broad beans are very closely related to El Poble Nou de Benitatxell, to the point that its inhabitants are known by locals as "mitja fava" (half-beans) owing to the fact that, in olden times, farmers used to split these legumes in two. They planted the stem and ate the other half. With the arrival of the harvest of this leguminous plant, in April, this town in Alicante will be holding the Wine and Broad Bean Festival.

From April 1 onwards, Benitatxell will turn its focus towards broad beans and grape-related products, especially wine, in order to highlight them and delve further into the knowledge of their cultivation process and health benefits. Restaurant owners, associations and locals will be involved in the festivities through exhibitions, displays, a tapas fair, conferences, tastings, a competition between wines produced with traditional techniques, etc. This festivity acts as a reference to get to know the traditional products of this town.

Surrounded by a landscape of almond tree and muscatel grape fields, El Poble Nou de Benitatxell is carved out from a zone in the Costa Blanca with cliffs and idyllic beaches such as the cala dels Testos or the cala del Moraig, as well as spectacular scenic outlooks. This town in the Marina Alta boasts a rich heritage in which the church of Santa María Magdalena, the Portalet, the Pous de l'Abiar, pesqueres (hanging constructions built by fishermen on the walls of the cliffs), the refuge caves in the cliffs or the riuraus, rural buildings that were used to produce raisins.

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