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The Duero river at Ribera del Duero, also known as the river of wine, is about 2 hours from Madrid and it is the home of tempranillo, the most famous Spanish grape variety. Red wines with full body and lots of fruit. We will visit three of their most representative wineries and cellars, modern and traditional, and their vineyards. We will do a full visit in one of them, learning about winemaking in Ribera (riverside in spanish), and understanding tempranillo wine from the grape to the bottle. A real immersion in the culture of wine. We also include a short visit to Segovia, having a scenic stop with free time.
The wines produced in this region are among the finest in Spain. Already 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.
This itinerary is an example, the wineries and the order may change depending on the dates and availabilities, but all are local and authentic of Ribera del Duero Wine Region and have the highest quality standars of Gourmet Madrid.
We will meet you 5 minutes before the departure time At the door of Cafetería La Gloria – Adress: Paseo Infanta Isabel, 5. There you will meet the guide and your tour companions with whom share the Ribera del Duero Wine tour
We will get on the minivan or bus and we will go directly to the first winery while the guide provides info and anecdotes about the Ribera del Duero Wine Region. The approximate duration of the trip to the first winery is 120 minutes. While you travel you can learn about the region and enjoy the landscapes
We will arrive at a modern winery of avant-garde architecture, in which nothing is the result of chance and everything in it is designed for what truly matters, optimal conditions to create wines of exceptional quality. The wines, which in such a short period of time have already won awards nationally and internationally.
While we explore the winery, the guide will informa us about everything we need to know. There will be a full visit to the especially relevant facilities to understand the process of elaboration in this area of Spain. And we will taste several wines, then we will go to the next winery.
The second winery we visit in the Ribera del Duero Wine Tour is in harmonious modernity with the environment and it is open to light and to the vineyards. Also establishing a link between the exterior and the interior; between the necessary functionality of spaces, nature and history. Everything stands up as a new concept of wine.
After visit 2 wineries, around 13:00/14:00 It is time to sit down and eat. There will be free time to have Lunch at your own choice (lunch is not included in tour price. We do not impose a menu) You can lunch with the guide in a traditional restaurant with several options of Castilian regional food ranging from tapas, a light lunch or a full 3 course lunch. (Aprox budget, tapas 12/15€, Full 3 course 30€)
A medieval underground cellar, with a total length of about 4 mi and excavated about 40 ft deep (a networks of incredible tunnels that run throught the subsoil of the city and are intended for the preservation of wines that have been made from the Middle Age). Where we will learn part of the history of the Ribera del Duero.
Once again, we will taste their wines while we listen some information from the guide.
After visiting the las winery, the return to Madrid begins. But we have time to another stop. A short visit to Segovia with free time. (In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO)
“The aqueduct of Segovia is – because of its long span, architectural beauty, uncharacteristic slenderness, and dramatic presence in the center of a dense urban fabric – the most impressive Roman structure in Spain, and one of the most famous among the numerous aqueducts built by the Romans throughout their vast Empire” Lapunzina
After the scenic stop, you just have to relax and enjoy the return to Madrid. The arrival will take place around 20:00 approximately. The Ribera del Duero Wine Tour from Madrid, ends at the same place as the meeting point, a central point in Madrid, well connected.
This itinerary is an example and may change depending on the date and availability.
In conclusion, a real immersion in the culture of Ribera del Duero Wine and a perfect way to enjoy a day outside Madrid.
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At the door of Cafetería La Gloria – Adress: Paseo Infanta Isabel, 5. Next by the Hotel NH ATOCHA Metro: Atocha Renfe
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