What are the wines like?
In 1980, the Rueda D.O. became the first Designation of Origin in Castile and Leon, and since then its white wines have become internationally famous. The wines produced have traditionally been young wines, characterised by their distinctive greenish-yellow colour and their fresh, fruity and elegant aromas and palate. In recent years, some wineries have turned to barrel fermentation and sparkling wines. You can also find white wines made with other varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Viura or Palomino Fino; you will also encounter red and rosé wines.
What I can find
The important historic heritage to be found in its 13 municipalities includes ancient Mudéjar churches, convents, monasteries and castle-fortresses, such as La Mota Castle in Medina del Campo.The Way of Queen Isabella, or the footprint of Juana La Loca.Flavourful gastronomy with a modern twist. Highlights include suckling lamb and suckling pig roasted in a wood-fired oven, as well as lentils from La Armuñas.Exquisite traditional pastries.Relaxing wine therapy treatments in the spas.Easter Week in Medina del Campo, declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest.Festivals centred around the world of wine, such as the Grape Harvest Festival in Serrada and Rueda, or the Verdejo Festival.For more information, enquire at any of the tourist offices.
How to get here
The Rueda Wine Route is perfectly connected, mainly with the cities of Madrid through the A-6 motorway, and to Valladolid via the CL-610 and the N-601, as well as to other parts of Spain through the railway and bus network. It also has a high-speed train station between Valladolid and Madrid, with a stop in Segovia, 20 minutes away, and the international airport of Madrid is less than two hours away.The Rueda Wine Route is made up of the Tierras de Mediana Commonwealth and the municipalities of Rueda, Serrada, Tordesillas, Medina del Campo, Matapozuelos, La Seca, Nava del Rey, Olmedo, Pozaldez, Villaverde de Medina, Fresno el Viejo and Villanueva de Duero.