Haro

Haro is the capital of La Rioja, one of Spain’s famous wine growing regions.

Once a year tourists and locals meet in a nearby forest to do battle: with wine. Poorly prepared tourists turn up with bottles of wine while local folk unashamedly haul tanks, holding hundreds of litres, behind their SUV’s. The result is both irreverent and chaotic with all participants finishing up drenched in red wine. A feast of visual excitement for me though.