Learn about Spain's Golden Age, history and customs; old and modern winemaking in the region and in Spain in general. Discover medieval and Renaissance architectures through the countryside, just one step from the city, as you visit three authentic wineries.
Despite being only 30km away from Madrid, you will feel like you are several decades, if not centuries, back in time. The Madrid countryside is coated with vineyards and historical towns that have supplied the capital with wine 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 other writers and painters of the Golden Century, enjoyed from the Royal Palace to every tavern of the city. Now they are conquering palates of international critics and wine lovers alike.
The wineries selected range between traditional and modern styles, all showing different aspects of winemaking practices in the Vegas (fertile plains) region. The owners or winemakers themselves show you around their wineries, enjoying a tasting of three or more wines with deliciuos typical snacks or "tapas" in each of the wineries.
On the way back to Madrid, if time allows, there will be a short scenic stop at 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 front door of the cafetería of hotel Claridge, next to the main door of the hotel.
Plaza del Conde de Casal, 6, 28007 Madrid
Closest Metro Station: Conde de Casal (Line 6)
Fully refundable up to 24 hours before departure.