What are the wines like?
The wines are elegant and different. They are the result of a thousand-year-old wine-producing culture that preserves the native Refute grape. Its leading exponent is the wine with the Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) Sierra de Salamanca. The grapes in the centuries-old vineyards are grown sustainably on mountainside terraces. The properties of the soil, the steep slopes of the terrain and the Mediterranean climate give the Rufete variety its special characteristics, resulting in a unique wine.
What I can find
A fantastic combination of nature and fine wine that you can enjoy on tours of traditional wineries and the centuries-old terraced vineyards. Natural environments, such as Las Batuecas – Sierra de Francia Nature Reserve and the Béjar y Sierra de Francia Biosphere Reserve will permit you to explore some captivating landscapes with options like the Art in Nature Path, the Alagón hiking trails or the mountain bike routes.There is also a multitude of rural towns and villages dotted around the area with cobblestone streets and traditional wooden houses. Their tours offer you the chance to sample some of the regional gastronomy based on quality, 0 km products.
How to get here
Access to the wine route is very easy given its proximity to cities with fantastic communications, such as Salamanca (around 60 kilometres away) or Madrid (about 250 kilometres). Once you have reached the area, the SA-201 and SA-225 roads are linked to most of the towns and villages that form the wine route.