Spend the day exploring La Mancha where Mediterranean landscapes of agricultural countryside are dotted with villages crowned by medieval castles and 17th century windmills.
La Mancha, the homeland of Don Quixote, boasts an immense wine heritage both in variety and quantity. La Mancha is responsible for producing the majority of Spanish wine, from the table wines of the cooperatives to the Pago wines which are the highest qualified designation of origin for a wine in Spain.
Your expert guide for the day is Enrique, a passionate winemaker and professional wine tourism guide with a WSET level 3 wine expert certification. He will be able to answer any questions you have about wine.
First stop of the day is just one hour from Madrid. This modern winery has put La Mancha varieties such as Airén on the international wine podium. The winery is run by one of the most prestigious winemakers in Spain. He is dedicated to dignifying the old vineyard and the traditional varieties of La Mancha. Before visiting the modern winery, the winemaker will take you to visit the historic family winery located in the heart of the city. Learn how wine was traditionally made in clay jars and the changes that the wine industry has undergone during the 20th century.
The second winery is located in a restored farmhouse and has state-of-the-art technology to make great wines from grapes such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viogner and Airén. In this winery you will enjoy a tasting menu of typical dishes from La Mancha together with the “obligatory” pairing with the wines of the winery.
After lunch, visit the ancient Consuegra windmills and watch the sunset from the medieval castle from which dozens of kilometres of vineyard and olive groves can be seen.
La Mancha is undoubtedly the mother of Spanish viticulture and today the cradle of some of the best representatives of Spanish wines. Let yourself be carried away to an ancestral territory where culture breathes wine in each town, family and plot.
- 2 guided winery visits with the owners and winemakers as hosts
- Lunch at a local restaurant or at a winery
- Transportation in a private vehicle
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Snacks of cheese, ham and local products or olive at the wineries
- Wine tasting of over 7 wines (whites and reds)
- Visit the historical windmill from Consuegra (skip the line tickets)
- Bilingual local guide with WSET level 3 certification in wine expertise
Pick-up from your accommodation in Madrid