What are the wines like?
Over 6500 hectares of vineyards, the outstanding Monastrell grape, and a winegrowing tradition that dates back to the times of the Phoenicians are evidence of the importance of this Wine Route.Thanks to new techniques and technologies, wines from the Yecla Designation of Origin have evolved towards more balanced and elegant notes, without foregoing the hints of fruit and the freshness of its star variety, with an aromatic complexity to match its quality. Visitors to Yecla can choose, for example, an elegant Macabeo to drink with tapas in the local bars and restaurants, or an assertive red Monastrell to enhance the typical dish known as 'gazpachos yeclanos'.
What I can find
Over thirty establishments including wineries, accommodation, restaurants, businesses, themed tourism companies, wine bars and travel and tourist information agencies.A variety of itineraries, such as the Archaeological Route, featuring a visit to the rich historic heritage of Yecla; the Nature Route, involving a tour of the landscapes in the area; the Cultural Route around the city's monuments and artistic heritage; and the Culinary Route, the perfect way to sample all the traditional local dishes.Experiences such as visiting wineries, wine tasting and wine courses.A broad calendar of events related to the world of wine such as the Wine and Tapas Route (in April), the Annual Wine Tourism Gala (in May), the Wine Harvest Festival (in September, with the traditional trampling of the grapes and the sampling of the first musts) and European Wine Tourism Day (in November, with the Noche Tinta, the Wine Tourism Marathon and the Wine and Spoon Festival to taste the first Monastrell wines).
How to get here
The most direct way to reach Yecla (in the northeast of the Region of Murcia) is by road. There are various options depending on your point of departure:From Valencia: Take the A-7. Continue along the A-35. Take exit 11 and join the N-344 heading towards La Font de la Figuera. Take the exit towards Yecla.From Murcia: Join the A-30, A-7. Take exit 763 B to join the A-30 heading towards Molina de Segura/ Albacete. Follow the signs to N-344 (signs for N-344 /Jumilla / Yecla / Valencia). Take exit C-3223 towards Yecla / Pinoso.From Madrid: Take the M-23 (signs for Vicálvaro/ R-3 / Valencia). Continue along the R-3. Join the A-3 and continue along the A-31. Take exit 171 and join the N-344 heading towards La Font de la Figuera/Caudete /Yecla. Take the Yecla exit.If you prefer to travel by bus, Yecla has a bus station that links the town with several points in Spain such as Jumilla, Murcia, Valencia and Barcelona.In addition, Yecla is located approximately 80 kilometres from the city of Alicante, with the Alicante-Elche Airport, which offers international connections.