Jávea U3A
 

Wine
Appreciation

Day trip to Bodegas Daniel Belda 18th June 2015

Forty-six members and guests joined the coach in Jávea for the journey to
Fontanars dels Alforins
on a nice sunny day. We arrived at 10:45 and everyone
had their ‘brunch’ in the Caudalia restaurant which was opposite to the original bodega.

Daniel joined us on the coach to the new winery, situated about eight kilometers from
Fontanars
. We all gathered together under a shady tree to listen to Daniel explain in detail his
philosophy of wine making. Then to the winery itself were Daniel started to explain the storage facility.
This was unfortunately interrupted by Peter Trower’s fall down the stairs and subsequent
attendance at the winery by the ambulance personnel and the guardia civil. Peter was taken to
Xátiva
hospital and subsequently transferred to his home in Jávea with bruising, but nothing broken.

The rest of the members and guests continued the tour of the winery, followed by a tasting of
Daniel's quality wines back at the bodega in Fontanars, shopping for wine, and a
very convivial lunch at the restaurant Caudalia opposite. After lunch and more wine shopping,
the group rejoined the coach for the homeward journey.

Apart from the accident, most Wags thought that the visit was the best so far
and would be difficult to beat. See a few photos below.

Photographs by John Wilde, Jacqui/Ian Rogerson and Mike Pinfield.

Click the first thumbnail to see the slideshow.

Bodegas-Daniel-Belda-June2015
A01 Breakfast Stop
A01 Breakfast Stop
A02
A02
A03 First Served, Jacqui, Tony and Angela
A03 First Served, Jacqui, Tony and Angela
A04
A04
A05
A05
B01 To the Vineyards
B01 To the Vineyards
B02 Some Vineyards
B02 Some Vineyards
B03 Some more Vineyards
B03 Some more Vineyards
B04 To the Vineyards
B04 To the Vineyards
B05 To the Vineyards
B05 To the Vineyards
C01 The Bodega
C01 The Bodega
C02 Needs a haircut, one thinks
C02 Needs a haircut, one thinks
C03 Wine Machinery
C03 Wine Machinery
C04 Wine Machinery
C04 Wine Machinery
C05 Wine Machinery
C05 Wine Machinery
C06
C06
C07 Fun foursome
C07 Fun foursome
D01 Daniel Belda, the owner
D01 Daniel Belda, the owner
D02 Daniel explains his wine making philosophy
D02 Daniel explains his wine making philosophy
D02a
D02a
D03
D03
D04
D04
D05 We Listen
D05 We Listen
D06 Under the shade
D06 Under the shade
D07
D07
E01 The Cave Entrance
E01 The Cave Entrance
E02 The balcony
E02 The balcony
E03 The Cave below
E03 The Cave below
E04 Down with the barrels
E04 Down with the barrels
E05 Daniel explains the process
E05 Daniel explains the process
E06 Again we all listen
E06 Again we all listen
E07
E07
E07a
E07a
E08
E08
E09
E09
F01 The Cave
F01 The Cave
F02 The Cave Climb - Geoff was up there first
F02 The Cave Climb - Geoff was up there first
F03 The Cave Guardians
F03 The Cave Guardians
F04 Keeping an eye on these strange visitors
F04 Keeping an eye on these strange visitors
F05 The original Skoda
F05 The original Skoda
F06 Wine for lunch
F06 Wine for lunch
F07 An Old Guardian, for OAPs
F07 An Old Guardian, for OAPs
F08 The main house
F08 The main house
F09 Side view
F09 Side view
F09a
F09a
F10
F10
G01 The Bodaga
G01 The Bodaga
G02
G02
G03 Now for the wine
G03 Now for the wine
G04 Time for tasting and some nibbles
G04 Time for tasting and some nibbles
G05 Uncontrolled panic to get a drink
G05 Uncontrolled panic to get a drink
G06 Tasting
G06 Tasting
G07 Tasting
G07 Tasting
G08 Ian eyes up a few cases
G08 Ian eyes up a few cases
G09 Bottles by the barrel
G09 Bottles by the barrel
G11 The Rosardo
G11 The Rosardo
G12 The Red
G12 The Red
G13 The Full Range - or are they skittles
G13 The Full Range - or are they skittles
G14
G14
G15
G15
G16
G16
G17 Daniel, his wife and Geoff
G17 Daniel, his wife and Geoff
G17a
G17a
G18 Daniel and his wife
G18 Daniel and his wife
G18a
G18a
G19 Jacqui without a drink
G19 Jacqui without a drink
G20 You must take the cork out, silly
G20 You must take the cork out, silly
G21 Will it look good on me at Royal Ascot
G21 Will it look good on me at Royal Ascot
H01 Lunch in Caudalia restaurant
H01 Lunch in Caudalia restaurant
H02
H02
H03
H03
H04
H04
I99 Native of Alforins
I99 Native of Alforins
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