The Wine Battle is a wine fight which takes place in the small Riojan town of Haro, in which people drench each other in wine and enjoy good food and music. The wine battle in Haro, or feast day of St Peter, can be traced back to the year 553. It was first celebrated in honour of three centuries of religious pilgrimage, and began with an official carrying the city´s flag on horseback to the highest point in the area to conduct mass. Today the same traditions continue, with all the people in the town following the flag for mass, after which the Wine Battle begins. Drenching each other in wine using wine skins and spray pumps, the crowd frolic in the wine until it is time to move on to the Plaza, with music, food and bullfights. If you would like to take part, the Wine Battle happens every year at the end of June. You could also twin this with some visits to local riojan wineries with wine tastings in English, to reallyenjoy the local wine festivities to the maximum.