Jumilla wine route
What will I find in the region?
Centre and monuments of Jumilla, with extraordinary artistic heritage, museums, gardens, streets bearing coats of arms, archaeological remains… Fiestas and traditions, such as Easter week, the Wine Harvest festival and the Moors and Christians Fiesta. Stunning countryside areas, such as the Sierra del Carche Regional Nature Reserve, which you can explore on its tracks and trails, ideal for enthusiasts of sports such as cycle touring, paragliding and hang gliding. Also interesting are the Sierra de Santa Ana, Sierra de la Pedrera and Sierra de la Cingla Mountains. Exquisite local gastronomy, with influence from the Mediterranean and La Mancha regions. If you need more information, enquire at any of the tourist offices.
What are the wines like?
Jumilla produces strong, expressive wines, mainly using the Monastrell grape. The young reds have strong colours and fruity bouquets. Meanwhile, the mature wines are meaty and stand out for their complex bouquet, with a hint of wood. The rosé wines, for their part, are the colour of rose, raspberry and cherry. They have a fruity aroma and are crisp and tasty on the palate. The white wines are also excellent, produced with the Macabeo grape. They are crisp tasting, with clean, bright colours.
How to get there
The Jumilla Wine Route runs inland in the Region of Murcia, in southeastern Spain. There are various means of transport available to get to there. Murcia-San Javier is the closest airport, 96 kilometres away. Furthermore, there are several railway stations within a 50-kilometre radius, in towns such as Hellín, Cieza and Villena, with daily services to and from Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. Jumilla is between the Regions of Murcia, Castile-La Mancha, Andalusia and Valencia. This gives it good road communications. The A-3, A-30 and A-31 motorways link up with the N-334 road, which provides direct access to the town. Distances vary according to your departure point: 355 kilometres from Madrid, 160 kilometres from Valencia, 90 from Alicante and 70 from Murcia.