Spring sees the rejuvenation of the vineyards of the Empordà counties on the Costa Brava. Likewise, it sees the birth of Vívid, the first Wine festival of the Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà, supported by the Empordà DO Wine Route Club of the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona under the aegis of the Girona Provincial Council. The festival serves to increase awareness of the world of Wine and its products while encouraging Wine tourism in the area.
The Wine festival, Vívid, is designed to revitalize and promote the area outside the peak Tourist season in April. Firstly, the festival will raise awareness among locals and tourists of Empordà Wine through memorable Wine- tourism activities surrounded by the unique environment of the Costa Brava. Secondly, it is an extra activity that counts towards the “Wine route “ certification awarded by ACEVIN ( Spanish cities of Wine Association supported by Secretary General for National Tourism)
The Vívid program comprises over fifty activities and promotions which take place all over the counties of Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà. The program includes beginners’ classes and instructed tastings; cooking with Wine workshops, open door days, theatre; music and poetry paired with Wine; winetherapy treatments and outdoor activities such as wine hikes and wine kayaking.
This promotional initiative spurred by the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona receives the support and participation of the DO Empordà Regulatory Council, DO Empordà wineries, local councils and tourism companies of the area.