Spain through its wine routes
Vineyards in Navarre
Tasting of “fino” sherry from Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz)
Quality, innovation, creativity… All synonyms for Spanish gastronomy. The revolution that has led to Spanish cuisine becoming the world leader can also be applied to our vineyards. The range and quality of Spanish wine has made the country the third largest producer in the world. By the following the paths of its viniculture, you can discover Spain whilst sampling unique, exquisite wines.
Its tradition, care, refinement and renewal are some of the key factors that have placed Spain at the forefront of the world's wine producers. Spanish wine producers have managed to apply a perfect combination of modern production techniques and the expertise inherited from the thousands of years that Spain has been making this most highly appreciated nectar. The end result is a selection of wines that boast unrivalled quality and acknowledged international prestige. Furthermore, the variety of soil and climate that exist in Spain gives rise to an extensive range of wines, each with its own special qualities and traits, allowing one to easily distinguish between the different regional producers. Exploring the many wine routes is the perfect way to discover the exceptional natural beauty of these regions and their notable monumental heritage, at the same time as you delight in their liquid delicacies and enjoy a fascinating culture.
Vineyards with art and history
Can you think of a better way to discover Spanish wine than by actually visiting their places of origin? Many of Spain's leading vineyards are open to visitors: many are hundreds of years old, some boast an extraordinary architectural richness, and others even include interesting collections of art relating to the wine culture. It is a real privilege to enter this world accompanied by those who have a such a deep understanding of it. They will show you how to fully appreciate it: they will take around the facilities, the vineyards, the production process; they will reveal the secrets of wine tasting and you will, of course, be able to sample the wines accompanied by typical local dishes. At tourist information centers you can get details of the vineyards and wine cellars, as well as times and conditions for visits, as it is advisable to arrange them in advance.
The perfect way to explore the sheer cultural diversity of Spain while sampling some of the finest wines we have to offer, such as those produced in La Rioja Alavesa, in the southern part of Álava; the wines of the central part of Navarra; the wines and cavas of El Penedés, between Barcelona and Tarragona; the many varieties of the wine-producing districts of Somontano, in Huesca and the fruity whites of the Rías Baixas, in Pontevedra. Waiting for you in central and southern Spain are the Manchego wines of Ciudad Real; the specialities of Montilla-Moriles in Córdoba, and the Jumilla wines of Murcia.
Come and see for yourself: there are numerous routes that enable you to discover the history, character and culture of our land, through a myriad of sensations, aromas and flavors.