Barrels in a wine cellar
Bottles of wine
Bottles of wine
Come to the central area of Navarre and discover its wine route. Here, besides sampling some exquisite wines, you will also discover a land with a rich history, which lies on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. Visit its villages, surrounded by a landscape dominated by vineyards, clear testimony to the importance that wine has had in the region since Roman times.
Wineries on the route.
- >Viñedos y Bodegas de Mendigorría
- >Vinoteca Algarra
- >Cristina Andoño y Javier Lana, S.L.
- >Sociedad Cooperativa Agraria Orvalaiz
- >Cooperativa Olitense, S.C.
- >Bodegas San Martín Soc. Cooperativa
- >Ochoa Viñedos y Bodegas
- >Sociedad Cooperativa Nekeas
- >Museo de la Viña y el Vino de Navarra
- >Macaya S.XXI S.L.
What are the wines like?
Navarre wines are, in general, aromatic, with flavours that are almost fruity, with a good balance between alcohol content and acidity, smooth on the palate. The whites have yellowish tones, fine aromas, with a crisp taste. The rosés, for their part, are rightly renowned for of their unmistakable character: they are dry, crisp and delicate. The red wines produced with this Designation of Origin are equally exquisite. The most popular grape in use in the region is the Garnacha variety.
What will I find?
Delicious gastronomy that you can sample at any of its restaurants. Old towns with beautiful monuments such as those of Olite and Tafalla. They both serve as reminders of the region's importance throughout the history of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, which has the UNESCO World Heritage designation. Excursions on tracks and trails running amidst vineyards, that you can do on foot, on horseback or by bike. If you need more information, enquire at any of the tourist offices.
How to get there
This route runs through the centre of the region of Navarre, in northern Spain. There are various means of transport available to get to there. The airport in Pamplona-Noain is less than 30 kilometres from the region. Furthermore, there are various daily rail services that run between Tafalla and Olite, the main towns on the route, and, Vitoria, Pamplona and Zaragoza. It is also easy to get here by car: the A-15 motorway (Leitzaran motorway) links the region with Pamplona and San Sebastián; there is the AP-68, that runs to Logroño and Zaragoza, and the A-12, motorway, that also heads towards Logroño.
Olite, Puente La Reina, Obanos and Tafalla are some of the 25 towns and villages that make up the Navarre Wine Route. This is a land of vineyards, with modern windmills set atop the hills to form a truly unique landscape. The wineries here will show you just what wine culture means in this region. Some are traditional sites, hundreds of years old, while others are more modern and innovative. Use the map on this page to see all the destinations that form part of this Wine Route.