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Wine tasting in the Costa Blanca wineries

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Drinking to the Mediterranean sun

There are many reasons to drink to your holidays on the Costa Blanca, and we suggest doing it with the balanced, aromatic and strongly coloured local wines. The sweet wines are the best known. To learn more about them, we recommend the guided tours available in many wineries.

Drinking to a refreshing holiday

Because you can enjoy long walks beside the Mediterranean in a mild, pleasant climate almost all year.The wines of the Costa Blanca are produced on the Alicante wine route and many of the wineries are close to the coast, especially in the Marina Alta region, with towns such as Denia and Benidorm. If you visit any of them, you will see how much the trips and tasting sessions have to offer.

Drinking to delicious meals

Because the Costa Blanca is part of the Region of Valencia, home to the famous paella and other scrumptious rice dishes. Because its traditional cuisine perfectly combines the market garden and the sea, and you will find a wide range of haute cuisine restaurants.

Bodegas Sierra Salinas

Another wine-making area of the Costa Blanca is Vinalopó. This area makes a wine unique to Alicante, Fondillón, which begins with overripe monastrell grapes and is barrel-aged for at least 10 years. The wineries in this region also offer tourist activities.

Drinking to unique cultural tours

Because you will find Europe’s largest grove of palm trees here, the Palmeral de Elche, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We also recommend visiting the city of Alicante and going up to Santa Bárbara castle to enjoy the view. You can also visit other medieval castles in the area, in towns like Villena, Onil, and Sax.You will be able to visit several wineries at these locations and others in the region.

Fondillón wine, Alicante

Wine in a toast

Wines with the Alicante Designation of Origin are very diverse. There are many reds based on Monastrell grapes, with good body, intense flavour and nose, and a fruity bouquet. Sweet wines are also popular here, which are typically rich with a lingering aftertaste. Most of the whites are made with Moscatel grapes and have floral aromas.Finally, we suggest two very distinctive Costa Blanca wines. Fondillón, with a long ageing period, powerful flavour and a long aftertaste; and mistelas or natural sweet wines, which can be white or red.

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