Figueres is the capital of Alt Empordà, a Denominación de Origen (DO) wine producing area in NE Catalunya. We could not believe our luck when we arrived on the day of the wine festival. €10 buys 6 wines and a very nice glass to keep. There’s good food too.  Well, of course …

It’s also the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, but we’re much more interested in the food and wine!

Ticket for the Figueres Wine Festival on the main street

This looks like a good place to start – a Cava from Perelada …

… then a Mediterranean oyster with the local white wine

Our favourite white, fruity but dry, fresh and flavourful

A short break before we move on to …

… the rosé

Perhaps a tapa or two?

So you can find Jamon Ibérico in Catalunya!

OK, we’ll try a couple of reds

To finish, a glass of deliciously sweet wine

The people are enjoying the wine festival afternoon

Painting using different wines for different shades of red

All the wines are for sale, at bargain prices