Learn about Spain’s Golden century, history and habits, old and modern winemaking in the region and in Spain in general, and discover medieval and Renaissance architectures through the countryside just one step from the city, as you visit three authentic wineries.
At each of the three wineries visited you will enjoy a tasting of two or more wines. There will be also the possibility of enjoying snacks of cheese, iberico products or olive oil. Most of the time, the owner or winemaker will show you around winery. The wineries selected range between modern and traditional styles, all showing different aspects of winemaking practices in the Vegas (fertile plains) region.
Despite the fact that you will only be 30km away from Madrid, you feel like you are several decades, if not centuries, back in time. The Madrid countryside, coated with vineyards and historical towns, that supplied wine for the capital since its very foundation. With a winemaking tradition spanning over 900 years in the Vegas region it is environmentally protected thanks to its history.
The wines from this region are the wines celebrated in the writings of Cervantes and all the Golden Century writers and painters, and enjoyed from the Royal Palace to every tavern of the city. Now they are conquering palates of international critics and wine lovers alike.
On the way back to Madrid, if time allows, there will be a short scenic stop on the promontory of the Chinchón Castle.
Example of itinerary
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 Madrid wine region.
Meeting: First of all, you will meet your guide and tour companions 5 minutes before the departure time at the meeting point.
Depart: With a minivan or bus you will go to the first winery while the guide tells you anecdotes about the Madrid wine region. The approximate duration of the trip to the first winery is 45 minutes. While you travel you can enjoy the landscapes.
First Winery: The oldest winery in Madrid will be the first stop. There you will meet the owners and the guide will tell you everything we need to know about the winery. You will taste several wines and then we will be ready to continue to the next winery.
Second winery: Next, you will visit a cellar with centenary caves and winemaking in claybaths. The guide and the winemakers will instruct you about the wine process while you taste more wines.
Third winery: A labor organic house producing wine and oil where you will learn about wine processes and taste their products.
Return to Madrid: After the thrid winery, the return to Madrid begins. If it has not been done before and time allows, there will be a short scenic stop on the promontory of the Chinchón Castle. Finally, just relax and enjoy the return to the same place where the tour departs in Madrid.
- Snacks of cheese, iberico products or olive oil will be included at the wineries
- Visit to 3 different wineries
- Meeting with owners and winemakers
- Wine tasting in all the wineries (over 10 wines between whites and reds)
- Transportation from Madrid in an air conditioned minivan or bus
- An expert bilingual local wine guide during the whole the tour (English & Spanish)
At the door of Cafetería La Gloria – Adress: Paseo Infanta Isabel, 5. Next by the Hotel NH ATOCHA Metro: Atocha Renfe
Fully refundable up to 24 hours before departure.