Wine tourism: A selection of the best wine routes in Spain
Here you will find a free guide on different wine regions and wine routes in Spain for your interest in travelling and Spanish wine. You can build your own Wine Tour in Spain itinerary.
Spain has the biggest vineyard surface in the world. Contrary to the stereotype, Spain has an extremely varied climate and you will find lots of smaller ´micro-climates´across the country, each perfect for growing different kinds of grapes. This means that Spain has a huge variety of distinct and different beautiful vineyard landscapes to explore.
Each wine region in Spain has something different to offer: winery architecture and design, vineyard patterns, the colours and scents of the different soils and terroirs, the local food produce to accompany the wine, and of course, the wine itself.
In Spain, Rioja is synonymous of wine. The denomination of origin spreads along 54.000 hectares around three different Communities (La Rioja, Basque Country and Navarre).
The wines of Rioja are the most famous of Spain and its long tradition supports their fame.
Castilla y Leon means Romanesque architecture, austerity and also wine. Castilla y Leon offers many possibilities to the tourist wishing to enjoy a cultural and gastronomic break. Ribera del Duero is one of Spain´s top wine producing region. It specialises in red wines and its geography is shaped by the Duero river.
Castilla y Leon means Romanesque architecture, austerity and also wine. Castilla y Leon offers many possibilities to the tourist wishing to enjoy a cultural and gastronomic break.
Navarre is one of the most famous Denominaciones de Origen in Spain. There are many wineries which produce wine belonging to the Navarra DO, but also wines which are part of the Rioja DO.
Madrid wine region
Madrid is not very well-known as a wine producing region. Despite this, excellent wines are produced locally. Old small wineries have found in old Grenache vines new inspiration, and new modern producers have brought innovation to this city.
In Madrid itself, a larga number of tapas bars and restaurants offer wine from all over Spain and some of the best wine lists in the country are to be found here. We recommend when you plan your short-break or getaway in Madrid you make sure you do a wine tating course, or do bar hopping and visit its food markets.
There are two different ways of making wine in Malaga. The Denomination of origin Malaga specializes in sweet wines from the Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel grape varieties. It covers an area close to the sea.
Jerez de la Frontera and Marco de Jerez have a collection of wineries that are true monuments to wine. The word ´Jerez´ means ´sherry´ in Spanish, meaning that the name of this wine region reflects its best produce. Jerez makes wines that are unique to the world: vino fino, amontillado, oloroso. You will not find other wines that have been elaborated by the same art, or taste the same as sherry. One of the best ways to learn about these wonderful wines is to join a guided Sherry wine tour.
The Puerto de Santamaría, San Lucar and Jerez´s interesting history: wine tourism perfect for a relaxing holiday break.