Spain is one of the countries with the highest production of wine, a fundamental part of its extraordinary gastronomy, with almost one million hectares of vineyards. Reds, whites, rosés, sparkling, cavas, fine … Each of the country’s wines presents a perfect pairing with certain dishes.
Here are 5 Spanish wineries that you should not miss and where you can not only enjoy wine, but also many other things.
EL LAGAR DE ISILLA, RIBERA DEL DUERO
They are located in the old town of Aranda del Duero. Its origins must be sought in the 15th century, when the first wines were made in underground galleries with a depth of more than 12 meters. At the end of the 19th century, in 1890, the complex was moved to a colonial-type farm. Property of the Zapatero Pinto family, its excellent facilities, which include wineries, hotel, gourmet shop, and tasting room, all with a careful rustic decoration, have made El Lagar de Isilla worthy of the Wine Tourism Merit Award, awarded by Rutas de Came from Spain.
FRANCO-SPANISH WINERIES, LA RIOJA
Wineries founded in 1890 in which well-known wines such as Bordón and Diamante are made. Just 5 minutes from the center of the capital of La Rioja, Logroño, these traditional wineries offer wine lovers different visiting formulas, including guided tours, gastronomic experiences, wine tastings and even film sessions during the summer accompanied by a glass of one of their wines.
BODEGAS MARQUES DE RISCAL, ALAVA
A must see not only for lovers of good wine, but also for any lover of architecture. Its facilities, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, were designed by the great Frank Gehry, in a style that resembles the renowned Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and whose contemplation is already a spectacle in itself. Its 5-star hotel offers its guests a spa with wine therapy treatments, as well as a restaurant that has a Michelin star. Bodegas Marqués de Riscal can be considered the Taj Mahal of Spanish wine tourism.
HACIENDA SEÑORÍO DE NEVADA, VILLAMENA, GRANADA
The geographical location of the Alpujarra, between the sea and Sierra Nevada, has created a very suitable climate for the production of different wines, including its variety of tempranillo. Hacienda Señorío de Nevada offers accommodation in a hotel committed to the environment, using techniques such as biomass or solar energy to supply itself with energy. With a decoration that mixes rustic and modern styles, from its rooms you can enjoy spectacular views of its vineyards. The hotel has an extraordinary restaurant where you can put into practice the knowledge you acquire in the numerous tasting courses that are taught at the Hacienda.
BODEGAS VIÑA MEIN, LEIRO, OURENSE
You will not find a better place to enjoy a good Ribeiro than in this small and cozy hotel with only 8 bedrooms. This beautiful rural accommodation is surrounded by vineyards and mountains, with a green, lush and humid landscape, ideal for a getaway with your partner or friends. Inside you will feel isolated from the madding crowd.
There are many other wineries that offer accommodation and various activities in Spain, with wine routes in all our regions. Wine tourism is becoming more and more popular with the most demanding palates.
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