Are you interested in expanding your wine knowledge?  Spain wine routes are the perfect destination to start your adventurous wine tour and have an unforgettable experience. 

Spain is known worldwide for its culture, wines, archaeological sites, and Mediterranean beaches. For thousands of years, Spain has been producing and distributing wine. In Spain, the term Bodega refers to a winery, vineyard, wine farm, or cantina.

Let’s take a closer look at 5 of the best wine routes in Spain, shall we?

RIOJA ALTA WINE ROUTE

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[Photo credit:  Bodegas Muga]

Undoubtedly, the Rioja Alta wine route is famous for its quality and refined wines in the North of Spain. Discover the history and custom of wine by visiting vineyards and wineries along the way.

The Rioja wine region is responsible for red wines with a refined taste, created from distinctive grape samples such as Tempranillo and Graciano.

Bodegas Muga, Marques de Riscal, and López de Heredia are some of the best wineries rich in history and culture.   Furthermore, these wineries offer wine enthusiasts a fresh perspective on wine tourism. 

RIOJA ALAVESA WINE ROUTE

barrels of wine

Rioja Alavesa wine tours provide a valuable perspective on wine production in the region. At the wineries Bodegas Ysios, Arabarte, and Agrcola Labastida, wine lovers can explore the exquisite restaurants per their preferences.

So, apart from wine excursions, festivals take place once a year, with the chance to see beautiful landscapes and take long walks in nature.

VALENCIA WINE ROUTE

valencia castle

Valencia wine route is a magnificent and historical area that boasts vineyards, cantinas, and bodegas. Enrich your taste buds with wines such as Fondillión, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merlot in the most visited wineries.

Spend an hour or two of your day touring the medieval castles, picturesque landscapes, and sampling local cuisine.

PRIORAT WINE ROUTE

spain vineyard

Priorat wine route is renowned for its fine red wines. The production and consumption of wine go back many centuries. It is a marvelous place that boasts wine tourism.

Mix wine and culture by touring Alvaro Palacios, René Barbier, Ferrer Bobet and Mas Martinet wineries. The Escaladei Monastery, Siurana village, and beaches of Tarragona are a must-visit other than the wineries. 

PENEDÈS WINE ROUTE

red and white wine from the spain wine routes

The Penedès wine route boasts distinctive coastal sceneries, vineyards that stretch on for miles, and highly regarded wine cellars. Sample Antistiana, Petrus, Brut Reserva, Lyric Solera, and Cabernet Sauvignon in prestige wineries. Of course, the wineries are a must-visit on the itinerary. But, let us not overlook the local cuisine and the magnificent towns.

As you can see from the above, these tourist destinations will enlighten your sense of adventure and arouse your senses. Did you enjoy learning about these wine routes in Spain?

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 Laurie Johnson

Certified Travel Advisor

 Laurie is the owner of Pura Vida Vacations, a boutique travel agency specializing in customized European vacations and river cruises.  She has helped curious travelers plan vacations that allow them to Immerse in a destination and unwind while reconnecting with family & friends.   Reach out to her for a free consultation today!