In Spain, when we say fall, we say harvest time. Spain is a country with a great wine tradition a country which brings to the table no less than 60 wine products, all with a protected designation of origin. And although there are many options to enjoy a wine tasting getaway, the eDreams Travel Blog is guiding us today through five both spectacular and affordable wine trips.
Castilla la Mancha
The ?Caminos del Vino? route covers seven municipalities in the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real and Cuenca. In addition to the wide variety of local wines, the route has an important artistic and cultural heritage: medieval buildings, ancient manor houses and legendary mills. It might feel like you?ve travelled to Don Quixote?s times. With more than 70 establishments to visit, the ?Caminos del Vino? wine route adapts to the preferences and budgets of all visitors.
La Rioja is the land of wine by excellence. We suggest a route that goes through its capital,
Logroño, then a visit to San Gregorio, one of the many underground cellars of the town. Then you can get close to French-Spanish nineteenth century Wine Cellars which shows the evolution and of the wine craft. You can end the tour with the famous Laurel, a town full of bars where you can sample the best Rioja wines and tapas.
On the banks of the river Sil and Minho, between Lugo and Orense, there is the Ribeira Sacra protected designation of origin. For an affordable price, the route offers a one hour and a half boat trip by the Sil river with a guide, and a visit to a winery with wine tasting included.
The Basque Country
?Gastrotour? is a food and wine tour which will guide you through some of the best of wine and food of the region. The tour offers many experiences to choose from. In San Sebastián, for example, you can choose between taking a tapas tour around town or go for the gourmet experience, in which a cook accompanies you to the ?La Bretxa? market to select and buy the ingredients for some of the traditional dishes that you will afterwards cook and enjoy together in a local foodie club.
Castilla y León
Fancy a helicopter ride from ?Cuatro Vientos? (Madrid) to the ?Ribera del Duero? so you can visit three wineries in the area? During the tour you will learn about the different grape varieties, about the evolution of wine with regard to the different types of barrels used and even participate in wine tasting courses …
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