Biking Camino de Santiago Spain

The miracle of the wine: At Fuente de Vino

Fuente de Vino de Irache
Written by Stuart Wickes

The miracle of the wine

Stuart Profile SmallThe Monastery and Bodegas de Irache are well known amongst pilgrims. For here a small miracle is said to be guaranteed. Free wine. Although when we turned up there was a slight problem that made us think the promise would not be delivered upon.

Fuente de Vino de Irache

The promise of the Fuente de Irache

At the Fuente de Vino

Of the two taps at the fountain, one dispenses agua (water), the other vino (need I explain?). But only the water tap appeared to be working. This was no miracle. And none of us were capable of turning water into wine.

Fuente de Vino Irache

Oh dear only the water tap appears to be working

What no wine?

But the kids were determined. And I have to admit Kirstie and I were keen too. So Kirstie and the boys set about jiggling and fiddling with the wine tap to try and get some wine.

Fuente de Vino de Irache

Some determined jiggling from the kids was in order

It is a miracle

And suddenly, like a miracle, the wine began to flow. Blood red. Cheers!

Fuente de Vino de Irache

And then the wine flowed…

A take away too

Kirstie wanted to fill our water bottles but it didn’t seem appropriate. Still they were selling little bottles at the vending machine, so we appropriated them for celebrations later.

Wine in the bar bag for cyclists

Wine in the bar bag for cyclists

About the author

Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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