- Wine Tours
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La Ribera del Duero is one and a half hours away from Madrid, which makes it a nice day-trip. The wines produced in this region are among the finest in Spain. Aready in the XII century, the monks of Cluny were growing grapes along the river bank of Duero to produce wine.
Although the nowadays famous Ribera wine is red, from the native variety tinta fina or tinto del país, there are three other well-known wine varieties in the region: white in Rueda, red in Toro and claret and red in Cigales.
DETAILS FOR THE PRIVATE TOUR: WINE AND FOOD IN RIBERA DEL DUERO
|We offer this wine and food tour upon request.||Departure from Madrid in the morning. A minimum of 2 winery visits with wine tasting. Visit of some of the monuments or interesting sites like Peñafiel Castle and the wine museum. Traditional roast lamb lunch, the perfect companion for the wine of Ribera. Return to Madrid in the afternoon.||Pick up at your hotel in Madrid.||9 hours|
Wine is enjoyed in beautiful old towns like Burgos, Segovia, Peñaranda, Peñafiel or Pedraza, that will bring you back in time. Burgos, the old head of Castilla, has one of the most impressive gothic cathedrals of Spain, and it is also a lively town where shopping for local products and handcrafted items is as exciting as looking for the most fashionable stuff. Segovia, with the cathedral, the Aqueduct and the Alcazar will show you the history of this country. In the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, you can listen to the Gregorian chant of the monks. In a perfect combination of the old and the new the famous castle (castillo) of Peñafiel is now the home of a newly opened wine museum.
There are so many bodegas in this area that deserve a visit, that we have made a good selection for you. From the famous underground bodegas in Aranda to the well-known modern wineries of Ribera. Aranda, like lots of towns in the region, is practically hollow underneath, since the bodegas were tunnelled deep into the earth to help the temperature control and stability needed for wine storage. Although many fell into disuse, some have been recovered for visiting or for wine production. Visiting an old wine cellar that have remained working since centuries ago and drinking a glass of wine with one of the owners is an unforgettable experience.
You can enjoy wonderful cities such as Burgos, Lerma, Segovia, Peñaranda, Peñafiel or Pedraza, we will take you back in time. In Burgos, the ancient capital of Castile, is one of the world’s most impressive Gothic cathedrals. In Segovia, the cathedral, the Aqueduct and the Alcázar. In the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos you can be enjoyed Gregorian chant of the monks. In a perfect combination of the new and the old, the famous castle of Peñafiel has located the recently inaugurated Provincial Wine Museum.
Hiking along marked paths, hills, chapels, mills, fountains, landscape wine, hills and knolls, valleys and trough
The visit to the Ribera del Duero would not be complete without trying the famous lamb or roast lamb in a wood oven, on a grill or in a warehouse. In this region you can eat the best roast lamb in the world. Although they should not forget the other traditional specialties such as cheese, sausage, chorizo, Castilian soup and specialties of the new cuisine also present in the region.
Winery tours, cooking lessons, tapas tours, wine tasting. Hall of fame 2011-2015 and 2015-2019 Certificate of Excellence, 2019 winner TripAdvisor for the ninth consecutive year (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019)