What are the wines like?
There is a wide variety of grapes along the route, including Mazuela, which has adopted the name of the PDO capital (protected designation of origin): Cariñena. Whites, rosés and young, aged and vintage reds, dessert wines… a large variety for all types of drinkers.The Cariñena PDO covers 14,440 hectares of vines located in the oldest, largest and most renowned winegrowing region in Aragón, and one of the most historic in Spain.
What I can find
Visitors can enjoy hiking and climbing in beautiful landscapes, as well as the varied heritage, cuisine and wines of the area. The wine offerings are endless: wineries, restaurants, accommodation, museums, specialist shops and even vinotherapy treatments. The Wine Route can also be followed by bus, departing from Zaragoza.Cariñena also has guided tours where you can discover charming mediaeval buildings. A highlight is the old Roman dam in the town of Muel and the Goya frescos in the town chapel. Standout local festivities in the Campo de Cariñena area include El Paloteo folk weapon dance festival in Longares and the Grape Harvest festival.
How to get here
The Campo de Cariñena region has an exceptional location, 42 kilometres to the south of Zaragoza, 290 kilometres from Madrid and 360 from Barcelona. It is easy to reach by car:
From Zaragoza: A-23 motorway.From Madrid: A-2/E-90/N-220, travelling through La Almunia de Doña Godina.From Barcelona: AP-2/E-90/A-2/N-II to Zaragoza and then the A-23.
It can also be reached by train from Zaragoza (Delicias station with stops in Longares, Cariñena and Encinacorba) and Teruel.
The Campo de Cariñena Wine Route Tourism Promotion Association comprises nine municipalities: Aguarón, Alfamén, Cariñena, Cosuenda, Encinacorba, Longares, Mezalocha, Paniza and Villanueva de Huerva. They all offer tourist accommodation, restaurants and wineries related to the production and culture of the Cariñena PDO. Use the location map in the 'How to get there' section to see all the destinations on the Wine Route.