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!
” For wine and food lovers who are always up for something a little different”
This is how the wines of Ribera del Duero and Rueda will be promoted in the U.S. The wine from these two wine areas are immense popular in Spain, but across the North Atlantic most people have never heard of a Verdejo or Tempranillo. We´re about to change that! Continue reading
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.
Do you travel to Valladolid? Great, because this city forms the perfect base from which you can discover several beautiful wine areas of Castilla y León! Of course you could opt for Ribera del Duero, a well known and highly valued wine paradise, but maybe this choice is too obvious. Do you want to discover an authentic wine area, where you won´t be one of the thousands of wine tourists visiting wineries? Then go to Cigales, the land of the Spanish rosé. And it is only 15 minutes driving from Valladolid!
The development of wine tourism in Spain keeps continuing. These days most wineries do offer a basic tour, so it has become time to integrate wine tourism in the standard activities of tourists.
An important part of this integration is the combination of wine tourism with other local tourism attractions. These can be focused on the local culture, gastronomy or nature. Continue reading
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
Up untill recently wine tourism in Spain was mostly focused on couples or groups of friends. Quite logical, since wine tourism revolves around an alcoholic beverage. However, these days more and more wineries are incorporating special activities for families, so children can also enjoy a visit to a winery.
There are wineries that make the visit a bit more interactive, so it becomes suitable for both adults and children. The little ones can for example discover more about the wine making process by picking grapes, touching the equipment and watching didactic videos especially made for them.