Chinchón oozes history on all four sides and is a destination of the first order for any lover of wine and food.
This village of the community of Madrid, originally nestled on the slopes of the hill that houses the castle (hence the name of the town derived from the word cincha, cinchón), has earned a privileged place in tourist, wine, gastronomic and cultural tours of Madrid.
The food of Chinchón, typical Castilian cuisine, is seasoned with a rich variety of Madrid products such as olive oil, garlic, products from the fertile valley and of course wine.
“The square, the neuralgic center of the town”
Nowadays, despite being close to Madrid, the town has lost a lot of population and productive activities have been transformed, but wine continues to play a central role in the future of the population.
Many of its inhabitants work in Madrid and many others live thanks to the weekend tourism visited by the population, especially families coming from Madrid, but as many locals still live around the wine industry, cultivating their old Tempranillo vines and Malvar in the lands of the municipal district.
“You can find a wine menu with a wide variety of wines from Madrid and surroundings.”
Even in spite of its demographic decrease, Chinchón is still a homebound population and proudly shows its wonders.
It’s beautiful medieval square, unique in Madrid, is of exquisite beauty, has an irregular layout but with a perfect central circle of sand that still serves as a ring.
You can contemplate the balconies housing the old steps of when even the so-called “right balcony” ruled the population.
The square, the neuralgic center of the town, evokes the origin of our civilization, so linked to the agora, the market, wine and food.
The square offers the possibility of experiencing a first-class gastronomic experience at the Iberia restaurant, cooked in a wood-fired oven paired with local wine in one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the town.
“Many locals still live around the wine industry”
At the same time we can enjoy an enological experience at Casa de Maridaje La Repesca. You can find a wine menu with a wide variety of wines from Madrid and surroundings.
Another must-see is the Las Cuevas del Vino(The Caves of Wine) restaurant, an old 18th-century farmhouse that houses one of the most mythical and celebrated restaurants in the entire Madrid community.
Madrid Wine Tour visits Madrid Wine region.
You can choose to eat in its spacious rooms, old cellar with its earthenware jars where the wine was fermented, or by visiting the immense underground cellar and taste a local wine paired with local products ten meters underground.
To end the tour of the town, we recommend visiting the Nero Winery-Museum and taste it,s tradtional local wines, the ethnographic museum, the church and the courtyard where the castle is located, with unparalleled views of the Tajuña Valley and the city of Madrid.