Hash 843 was a Free Hash set in the lovely town of Cheleiros, a Portuguese parish of the municipality of Mafra. The area has a long history of royal connections and wine making which made it ideal for a Wine Tasting Hash.

Hares for the day were Confuzeus and Boomerang who set a scenic rural trail for the 36 Hashers that attended. Acting Hash Master Confuzeus conducted a short circle and then introduced the very knowledgeable Raul Silva who entertained us with the history of the area, and explained how Andre Manz, with his family arrived in Cheleiros, fell in love with the area, the people, and developed a passion for growing quality wines for his own, personal consumption.

Luckily for us, Andre business acumen and the enthusiasm of his team meant that Manz Wines has grown into a successful boutique winemaking business, and we were fortunate to taste the award winning wines that they make.  A very successful day indeed with hashers relaxed sipping the chilled Rose, full bodied Reds and delicious white wine “Dona Fatima” made from the exclusive Jampal grape.

Virgins: Eric Bazoin & Paula Martins

Retornados:  Flying Mum, Graphic Exposure, Loopy, Not Tonight, Hoochie Coochie Man, Corkscrew, Blue Balls, Zoom, Oval, Wannabet, Party Pants

Namings:  No naming’s this week.

Misdemeanours: No misdemeanours reported as Hashers were keen to start the serious business of wine tasting!

The next Hash will be Saturday April 22nd the hares are Pilot Light & Wrecking Ball. If you are interested in setting a hash and please contact the Hare Raiser “Pilot Light”.

On On – Corkscrew