What are the wines like?
Bullas is traditionally a red wine region, but its white and rosé wines are also excellent quality. The red grape variety called Monastrell is very characteristic of Murcia and is the native variety of its Designation of Origin. With compact bunches of small grapes, it has a very intense blue-violet colour. Its colour, bouquet, taste and complexity give these wines their character, as well as properties that are beneficial for our health.
What I can find
“El Zacatín”, a street market selling traditional artisanal goods, is held on the first Sunday of every month. The landscapes are dotted with vineyards, such as Carrascalejo, which is ideal for hiking thanks to its “North-Western Greenway”. Also visit the natural waterfall at Usero, which is perfect for taking a dip, or Molino de Abajo with its archaeological remains of a Roman town from the 1st century BCE. You can take part in treading the grapes and sampling the cuisine of Bullas at traditional festivals, such as the Virgen del Rosario or the Fiesta del Vino, in addition to enjoying its exquisite Designation of Origin wines. For more information, enquire at the Bullas tourist office.
How to get here
The Bullas Wine Route is located in the northwest of the Region of Murcia in the south-eastern Spain, between the regions of Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia and the Valencian Community. The district of Bullas has a good road network and is easily accessible from cities such as Madrid (403 kilometres away), Valencia (305 km), Granada (252 km), Albacete (240 km), Alicante (128 km) and Murcia (53 km). If you choose to travel by car, we recommend the motorways A-7 (if you are coming from Andalusia or Levante) and A-30 (if you are coming from Castilla-La Mancha), which both link up with the C-415, leading directly to Bullas.
If you prefer to fly, Murcia-San Javier Airport lies 91.8 kilometres away. Bullas is also easy to reach by train, as you will find railway stations less than 50 kilometres away in the cities of Alhama de Murcia (with trains to Valencia and Alicante), Alcantarilla and Calasparra (both with trains to Madrid).
Bullas is the focal point for this wine route. This area has shown great dedication to vine cultivation since the time of the Roman Empire, and is home to vineyards and wineries where you can learn about regional traditions. Furthermore, you can take part in tasting sessions with products like cured goat’s cheese to accompany the local wines. This is a perfect place to enjoy the fresh air and the aromas of a wine-producing town which also offers a range of accommodation, restaurants, sports facilities… Use the photo gallery to see images of Bullas.