Madrid wine tour
In this wine tour you will learn, from winery to winery, about Spain's Golden century, History and habits, old and modern winemaking in the region and in Spain in general, and discover medieval and Renaissance architectures through the countryside just one step from the city.
Is included the visit to 3 wineries with a tasting of two or more wines on each place, transport and a bilingual expert guide from Madrid. The owner or winemaker will show you the winery most of the time. Modern and traditional winemaking merged at the Vegas (fertile plains) region . The wineries selected are a mixture of modern and traditional styles. All of them show a different aspect of winemaking.
Just 30 Kms away from Madrid you feel transported several hundred kilometres way ahead, and several decades, if not centuries, way back. Madrid's Region's countryside, coated with vineyards and historical towns, that supplied wine for the capital since its very foundation (since its conquest by the Castilians from the Moors actually).
900 years of winemaking tradition at the fertile vegas region (riverbanks) where rivers Manzanares, Tajuña, Jarama, Henares, and Tajo meet. Or south of Guadarrama's Sierra's granite foothill. Environmentally protected territories that where the exclusive wine suppliers of the thirsty and growing new capital of the sixteenth century Spanish Empire.
Before the improvement of road connections eased that wine from farther spanish regions flooded Madrid, these were the wines that were celebrated in the writings of Cervantes and all the Golden Century writers and painters, and from the Royal Palace to every tavern of the city.
- Price: €120 per person (including taxes)
- Activities available in the following languages: English
- Duration: 6 Hours
- Date available from: 07/04/2014
- Date available to: 31/12/2019
- Additional information: From Monday to Friday at 09:30h 6 Hours from 09:30h to 15:30h
- Category of the activity: Gastronomy. Wine tourism
- Who is it for?: Young people. Families. Adults without children. Senior. LGBT
- Organising company: GOURMET MADRID
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Ageing caves in Bodegas Jesus Díaz
Entrance to Royal Winery of Carlos III
Harvest time in Aranjuez
Vineyards in August