In recent years, wine tourism has had a huge boom in Spain. The wineries have adapted to a new way of knowing and teaching the culture of wine, a type of tourism that promotes visits to certain areas of vineyards to allow the visitor to know the way of making the different wines offered. An excellent way to know a little better its extensive properties. Dare to discover them!
The wine areas of Spain and its wineries
In Spain there are many prestigious areas for its excellent production of wines. It is impossible to cover them all, so we will only stop at some of the best known.
Ribera del Duero
In Ribera del Duero there are several wineries, some of them underground and very old, that offer visitors the best of Spanish wine. The vast majority offer guide service to explain in detail the history of the elaboration of each one of the wines that are raised in these places. Wineries that have been remodeled for productive reasons and also to offer greater comfort to the visitor.Winery in Ribera de Duero - A.B.G.
But in Ribera de Duero visitors are offered very complete tourist packages to enjoy an unforgettable stay. Packages that include wine tasting, spas, typical regional cuisine, wine therapy, and even, exclusive events.
And, if you still want to continue knowing the wines of Castilla y León, There is a great wine route that runs, in addition to the province of Valladolid, others such as Burgos, Soria or Segovia and in which, in addition, you will enjoy beautiful natural landscapes.
The winemaking tradition finds its home par excellence in La Rioja. Many of the wineries in this region are centuries-old, like those of the town of San Gregorio, dating from the 16th century and the Franco Spanish Wineries, from the 19th century. Wineries that have managed to perfectly combine traditional and avant-garde manufacturing techniques.Bodegas Ysios, La Rioja - Jarno Gonzalez Zarraonandia / Shutterstock.com
Most of the wineries that open to tourism in La Rioja offer tasting of at least 2 wines and include the tasting of the popular Riojan tapas. Some even have small museums in homage to the vine.
The climate in the cultivation areas is privileged for the cultivation of grapes, so that the vineyards abound and the wines are so exquisite that they have international prestige.
Castilla la Mancha
This community has a large number of hectares of vineyards, which makes it one of the largest regions in the world of wine origin. The Valdepeñas area is undoubtedly the best known in the region.
One of the wine routes in Castilla-La Mancha includes small villages where the wine tradition is deeply rooted like Tomelloso, Alcazar de San Juan and Villarrobledo.Vineyard in Corral de Almaguer, Castilla-La Mancha - David Blazquez Cea
And it is that the land that saw Don Quijote be born contains a great number of traditions in honor of wine. There is another route called Caminos del Vino that runs up to seven municipalities in the provinces of Cuenca, Albacete and Ciudad Real, where you can taste the aging wines of different wineries while enjoying the artistic and cultural areas of each population.
«Wine moves spring, joy grows like a plant. Walls fall, boulders, the chasms close, the song is born ».
In the Galician area of Ribeira, some wine tourism offers are so exclusive that they offer helicopter trips to the wineries. In this region you can find several farms with vineyards that are also open to the public to provide a more enriching experience. The surrounding flora and fauna are the perfect backdrop for tasting.Ribeira Sacra, Galicia - Pabkov
The wine produced in these lands is one of the most emblematic in Spain. And, in addition, you can enjoy the "Colleiteiros", where author wine is made and which are very common in this region.
The excellent wines of Navarra also have a widespread reputation and, how could it be otherwise, the wineries also show tourists their elaboration processes. The importance of wine in this region is impressive and the landscapes that adorn the grape crops are worthy of any postcard, perfect to enjoy a different getaway.Vineyards in Ayegui, Navarra - Poliki
If you are thinking of doing the Navarra Wine Route you can not only enjoy the visit to wineries of all kinds, but also, You can do other activities such as walking on foot or on horseback among vineyards or visiting places as charming as Olite or Artajona. Without forgetting, of course, that Navarra is the place of passage of the Camino de Santiago