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The XXXI Villaviciosa Apple Festival includes the new 54 varieties of Cider of Asturias DOP (Certificate of Origin)

The event starts today, 12th October, and involves a wide range of activities until Sunday, 15th October.

LA SIDRA.-Villaviciosa opens today their XXXI Apple Festival, as they have been doing every two years since 1960. Declared of Regional Tourist Interest, the event was featured in El Gaitero cider house and attended by Alejandro Vega, Villaviciosa mayor, members of the municipal authority, collaborating entities and contestants.

In this edition, the new 54 apple varieties accepted by the Certificate of Origin Regulating Board will be displayed, so it means a total of 76 varieties used for cider making.

Likewise, the Festival will hold two major cider events: the XXX Cider Pourers Contest, on Saturday at 17.00; and the Home-made Cider Regional Contest “Collada World Awards”, in memory of the deceased oenologist who stood out for his defence of the cider culture, on Sunday at 12.00, at the Town Hall square.

The poster painting, made by Jose Ramón García “Monchu”, once became part of the Jose Cardín Fernández Foundation.

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