Yesterday we went to the village of Torroja’s celebration of the 750th anniversary of their town charter. There was a craft fair, medieval fare served at the bar and swimming pool, and a tour and wine tasting around the town.
Cal Compte— Originally the home of the landowning family of Torroja, now converted into beautiful vacation accommodations (one of the many perks of staying with a tour guide- I am able to see places that would otherwise remain a mystery!)
Inside of a museum of old winemaking tools. In the back you can see two wooden presses, and to the right of those some baskets to attach to mules for collecting grapes. This museum was put together by a man who collected all of these items from the trash dump, as much was thrown out when wine production was not doing well in the region – a period that lasted throughout most of the 20th century until the wine revolution beginning in the 1980s.