Wine and Music with a Taste of Chile
By Jesús Aguado
Paella, cabrito al pastor (roast suckling goat kid), music, wine, and folkloric dancing were the perfect match at the Grape Harvest Festival in Vinicola Toyán. The festival was crowned by the performance of the Chilean, Mon Laferte.
At this the annual wine party at Rancho Toyán, where people thanked God for the harvest, the grape was blessed, including the seed to be planted in a pre-Columbian ceremony. Later, visitors were allowed to stomp the grape that makes Dionysus’ beverage. Sanmiguelenses and visitors enjoyed the wine, enticing aromas of cooking, and flavorful food. Folkloric dances added to the entertainment.
While attendees were at the ranch, they visited the cave, the vineyards, and the organic crops. At 7pm last Saturday, August 6, they were invited to the amphitheater to enjoy the performance of Mon Laferte. Favorites were the songs that have led Laferte to become the one of the most successful singers of the year, songs like Amor completo, Tu falta de Querer, Cielito de Abril, Si me quisieras, and Orgasmo para dos, among others.
The next concert will take place at Toyán’s cave on Friday, August 12, with the performance of soprano Morgana Love, accompanied by the piano of Mauro Ledesma. Tickets 500 pesos, for more information call 415 152 7400.