A perfect plan for wine and gastronomy lovers
The production of wine plays a big role in Spain, so big that it has become a distinguishing attractive in comparison to other destinations. Moreover, more and more people are choosing this type of tourism, since Spain is configured as the third world producer of wine, after Italy and France, with a production of approximately 40 million hectoliters.
This abundance of vineyards means that there is a constant growth in the infrastructures and services related to wine tourism. Within this tourist typology we can find a wide range of experiences such as from the traditional visit to the winery where the tourist is taught the winemaking process, to tastings or visits to vineyards. That is why we will talk about some of the most important places in wine tourism in Spain.
Eat, drink and travel. What more can you ask for?
Starting from the north of the peninsula, we find La Rioja. A place where the culture of wine is a way of life, with an approximate number of 800 wineries. You can enjoy a visit to the Wine Museum and learn while enjoying a tasting course. Another unique experience is to eat in a cellar and enjoy a paired menu. But this is not all, you can enjoy the wine even without drinking it, with a relaxing wine therapy treatment.
On the Mediterranean coast we find the Barcelona region of Penedes, which has a total of 188 wineries and 24,248 hectares of vineyards. It is known for the production of the best cava in the world and where 90% of the cava production of Spain is concentrated. This wine region is also well known for their white wines, which are light and aromatic.
And if we move to the southern part of the Spanish peninsula we will find the Marco de Jerez, a wine region where the Sherry Wines are produced, unique in the world. With almost 7,000 hectares of vineyards and 60 wineries. Its privileged weather conditions favor the cultivation of three grape varieties: Palomino, used for dry wines, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel, both used for sweet wines.
What about you, do you dare to do wine tourism?