What are the wines like?
Wines from Somontano are fruity with a good alcohol content and appropriate acidity. The white wines have a fresh flavour, fruity and smooth, and are pale in colour with yellow hues. The rosé wines are very similar. For their part, the red wines are notable for their ruby red colour, their bouquet of wild red fruits and their velvety, complex flavours. All these wines are produced using different types of grapes, but the Chardonnay variety is prevalent.
What I can find
Heritage towns such as Barbastro and Alquézar include churches, palaces and chapels in different artistic styles.The Río Vero Culture Park has a network of museums and visitor centres. Here you will find some of Spain's most important Prehistoric Cave Paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The Opus Dei Sanctuary of Torreciudad, looming over the banks of El Grado reservoir, attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park. Its deep canyons and ravines are a paradise for lovers of adventure sports.The network of hiking trails that crosses the region.For more information enquire at any of the tourist offices.
How to get here
There are many forms of transport you can use to travel to this region. Zaragoza and Barcelona Airports are the closest to Barbastro, which is the region’s capital. The main road N-240 also links this winemaking region with the main motorways between Catalonia, Navarre and the Basque Country. Barbastro lies 50 kilometres away from Huesca and 120 kilometres away from Zaragoza. Madrid is 440 kilometres away on the A-2 and A-23 motorways.
Barbastro and Alquézar are two of the most outstanding towns on this wine route, but they are not the only ones. On the route you will find charming villages whose history, way of life and traditions have been marked by the presence of wine for centuries. In these places you will find wineries and establishments that will help you discover wine culture. All this in an exceptional setting such as the Sierra y los Cañones de Guara Nature Reserve, a unique landscape in Europe. Use the map on this page to see all the destinations that form part of the Wine Route.