Discover the Wine Routes in Spain

Are you a wine lover? Pambretours invites you to delve into this culture and lifestyle by touring some of the most traditional wine-growing areas in Spain.

Visit our best wineries, stroll among vineyards, learn about wine tasting or learn really interesting things about the way wine is made; all accompanied, of course, by a gastronomic offer at the height of the most demanding palates.

Did you know that wine is one of the most productive sectors of Spanish agriculture? Spain is recognized worldwide for the quality and variety of its wines. A product of our land that has also served in recent years to promote a new form of tourism: wine tourism.

The Ministry of Industry and Tourism and the Ministry of the Environment and Rural Affairs have created a manual for the Wine Routes in Spain which establishes the requirements to be met by the wineries, wine shops, specialized stores, restaurants and establishments that are part of the routes. In this way, quality is guaranteed by establishing standards and creating a Certification System that is examined periodically.

The certified Wine Routes cover 14 Autonomous Communities, 27 provinces and 448 municipalities and smaller population centers, although there are also routes in the process of certification with a long tradition of wine culture.

In the following chart we can see a small summary of the certified and non-certified wine routes in Spain:

rutas

Some of the best known are:

  • Bullas (Murcia): with more than 200 traditional wineries. It is famous for its Monastrell variety.
    Jumilla (Murcia)
  • Rioja Alavesa: it produces the famous Rioja wines. It is located between the Ebro River and the Sierra de Cantabria, a privileged microclimate for the cultivation of vines.
  • Rioja Alta: includes the mountain ranges of Toloño, Cantabria and La Demanda as they pass through the Ebro River.
  • Rías Baixas (Pontevedra): it offers one of the best wine varieties in northern Spain, Albariño, a fresh, young and inimitable wine. The best accompaniment for seafood and the delicious delicacies of Galician gastronomy.
  • Navarra: a region linked to the Camino de Santiago and also famous for the richness of its wines.
  • Utiel-Requena (Valencia): on the border with Castilla la Mancha, an exceptional wine has been produced for 2500 years. Its beautiful natural spaces and medieval architecture make this route a perfect itinerary that will not leave wine lovers indifferent.
  • Bierzo (Ponferrada, León): another place of incalculable value for the history of our wines. The geographical peculiarities of the terrain protect the vineyards from inclement weather.
  • Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León): 115 kilometers of vineyards along the Duero River. Visit its subway cellars, learn about the origins of its winemaking tradition or enjoy the Castilian gastronomy and the view of its natural landscapes, an unforgettable experience!
  • Ribera del Guadiana (Extremadura): its historical heritage covers the regions traveled by the route known as Vía de la Plata. In addition to its excellent wines, we can enjoy the rich Iberian ham from the dehesa, visit its solemn castles and monasteries and stroll through its beautiful natural landscapes.
  • Cariñena (Zaragoza): the municipalities of Alfamén, Cariñena and Longares are known for their wines, their colorful landscapes and their architectural wealth (Renaissance and Mudejar art monuments).
  • Alicante: its municipalities have a rich cultural heritage that can be discovered through oenology. Another attraction is its excellent traditional gastronomy, find out more about our offers!

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