For the first edition of the Dutch magazine Espanje! I´ve been interviewed to talk about the wine tourism of Grupo Matarromera. It was super exciting to see the magazine in all the book stores. If you are interested in buying the magazine (with many great tips about traveling in Spain, about Spanish food and also to practice your Spanish with some of the articles), the magazine can still be found in the book stores till the end of this week.
If you are interested in a translation of the article, let me know 😉
Wondering what would be the best time of the year to do a wine tour in Spain? The answer is simple: in September! Most wineries will be in the middle of the grape harvest, which is one of the most interesting parts of the wine making process. And in Emina Rueda, Cyan and Valdelosfrailes, the wineries where I work, you will be able to experience the harvest yourself!
Toro, located in the North-West of Spain, is a region where wines have been elaborated since before Roman times. The region is known for its expressive, full bodied and rich colored wines, made from the red grape variety Tinta de Toro. Currently there are over 50 wineries situated within the Toro wine region. Continue reading
Today 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