Tinto Pesquera – Alejandro Fernández

Since a couple of months I am working for the winery Tinto Pesquera in the wine region Ribera del Duero. I´m in charge of the visits and the tastings, as well as the contact with tour operators and the development of wine tourism. Since I haven´t written about Tinto Pesquera before, I think it´s about time I do!

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ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ

Alejandro Fernández with his beloved Tempranillo grapes

Tinto Pesquera is the first winery of Grupo Pesquera, the wine company of Alejandro Fernández existing of four wineries. Alejandro started his company in 1972, after Continue reading

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Muga

Muga1The latest winery I visited has been Muga, an impressive bodega in the heart of Rioja. This family owned business is located in the barrio de la Estación (the train station district), where most of the wineries of Haro, the wine capital of Rioja, can be found. The reason for such a density of wineries is that Continue reading

Vivanco – winery and wine museum

If you traveled to Spain and if you are into wine tourism, you will known that Rioja is probably the most famous wine region of Spain, both for Spanish and international tourists. And within this wine region, one of the most well-known wineries is Vivanco.

Vivanco is located just outside Briones and is surrounded by vineyards. Vivanco is not only a winery, but Continue reading

Bodegas Torres

With wineries in Spain, the U.S. and Chile, and with products sold in more than 140 countries, Torres is one of the most known wine group of Spain. The group is not only famous for its products, but also for its wine tourism, which is seen as modern and innovative and can match against the wine tourism of Napa Valley. That is why, when I was in Barcelona last week, I simply had to bring a visit to the Torres winery in Penedès.

Bodegas Torres Continue reading

Taylor´s Port – Oporto, Portugal

Last weekend we´ve made a trip to Portugal and of course we also visited one of the famous port wineries in Oporto. Since my blog is about Spanish wineries, I wasn´t sure if I should write about our visit or not, but since I assume many tourists will travel to both countries, I want to write this post anyway.

First of all I need to say that I was a bit surprised by the difficulties we had trying to visit some wineries along the route we took back from Oporto to Spain. We bought a book about wine tourism in the city, which recommends different wineries in each wine area in Portugal. However, eventually we only visited one winery, because all others did not pick up the phone! I thought this was kind of strange since it not only was a Saturday, but also the Easter weekend, which made me think that this was quite a busy weekend for tourism… Continue reading

Cyan, immerse yourself in nature

Cyan, winery in ToroToday I would like to write something about one of the two wineries where I am currently developing the wine tourism. I might be a bit subjective about this winery, since I work here, but I really think it is a great winery to visit!

Cyan, named after the blue tone that is typical for the Toro wines, is a winery located in the Toro wine region in the province of Zamora. It takes some effort (and some driving experience) to reach the winery, which is situated on top of a hill at the end of a sandy road, but once you are there you will be amazed by the views on the surrounding vineyards, olive groves and pine forest. Continue reading