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Best wine tours in Ribera del Duero

Why Visit Ribera del Duero?

Take a wine tasting holiday in Ribera del Duero and discover a region that, in just a few years, has become the Spanish avant-garde of international wine. On the global scene it’s somewhat in the shadow of neighbouring Rioja, but those in the know have long been aware that despite sharing a star grape variety, Ribera del Duero offers a unique wine tasting experience. It’s within easy reach of Madrid for wine loving day trippers but is rich in historical sights and gastronomic delights to keep those wishing to stay longer occupied.

Ribera del Duero is the heart of Tempranillo country or “Tinto Fino” as it’s called by locals. However, the diversity of the landscape, terroir and winemaking styles mean that every bottle has its own story to tell. Discover the versatility of the Tempranillo grape on a small group or private wine tasting tour. With over 300 bodegas in the Ribera D.O you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wine tasting opportunities! The Winerist team can help narrow down your search and recommend a wine tasting tour to suit your preferences.

The cuisine of Ribera del Duero encapsulates the essence of the region: unpretentious, authentic, and bursting with flavour. Don’t leave without sampling the regional specialty of Lechazo: tender roasted suckling lamb. The region's largest city, Valladolid, is a foodie hotspot with some unmissable tapas tasting opportunities. 

Ribera del Duero is home to some magnificent relics of Spanish history and boasts one of the highest numbers of castles in Europe. Well worth a visit is the Castillo de Peñafiel. As well as a rich history and stunning views it, rather uniquely, houses a state-of-the-art museum dedicated to the region’s wines. The area is dotted with picturesque old towns and it’s easy to while away an afternoon strolling through the old town of Valladolid, admiring its Renaissance architecture, and stopping for tapas along the way. 

A visit to Vegas Sicilia - Spain’s most famous winery - is a must for all wine enthusiasts. This renowned historic estate and its distinctive wines placed Ribera firmly on the global wine-producing map. It’s no wonder that members of the British and Spanish royal families are Vegas Sicilia fans! 

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