Wine tourism in the Region of Valencia: a tour of our wine regions
Run away to the vineyards in the Region of Valencia and live a gastronomic experience that you’ll cherish in your memories for years to come.
Delving into the cultures, traditions and tastes of a destination is the best way to really get to know it. And doing so at a leisurely pace in relaxing surroundings with your loved ones by your side is no less than an extraordinary treat. When the time comes for you to decide the best destination for your next getaway to the vineyards, remember to bear your unique priorities and tastes in mind. If what you’re looking for is a place to enjoy the flavours of the Mediterranean, to dig into traditional recipes and to savour the best locally-grown produce, then the Region of Valencia is the destination for you.
The landscapes of the Region of Valencia are nothing if not diverse. If you’re really into your wine and gastronomy, you’re sure to fall in love with one - if not many more - of the wonderful destinations in the area. Each of the three provinces in the Region of Valencia will immerse you in our landscapes and show you how some of the most highly regarded wines in the country are made. Keep reading to take a whistle stop tour of
Wine tourism in Castellón
Wines made in the province of Castellón fall under the category of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) wines known as “Vins de les Terres de Castelló”, a label which guarantees the wines are of high quality and boast unique characteristics. There are over fifty different wines produced in the region, each of which tastes of the long agricultural tradition and quality land.
To really discover these wines, we recommend you live them through different experiences. Bodegas Besalduch Valls & Bellmunt, for example, will immerse you in the world of wine in the heart of El Maestrat county. With over 60 years’ history, this winery will take you back to the winemaking and storage techniques of times past with its underground tunnels and cellars. You can also visit its museum, which displays the machines and tools used in what was once one of the biggest wineries in the Region of Valencia, producing over six million litres of wine a season. Last but by no means least, you can also taste their current wine, which is an artisanal, exclusive and limited production vintage. An experience that you will love from start to finish.
The wines of Valencia
No gastronomic getaway in the Region of Valencia would be complete without a visit to the province of Valencia. Here you will find wineries with centuries of history and - we hardly need mention - vineyards that are renowned around the world. The landscape is sprinkled with vines, almond trees, olive groves and wheat fields, which come together to form a pretty picture postcard as well as grow the highest quality produce.
The Regulatory board of the Valencia Protected Designation of Origin comprises a total of 13,000 hectares of vines located across the four sub-areas in the province, namely Alto Turia, Moscatel, Valentino and Clariano. If you’re interested in finding out more about these wines, why not run away to the vineyards of Ontinyent? The area is affectionately called the Tuscany of Valencia as the vineyards go on and on as far as the eye can see. A lovely place to stay in the area is San Agustín, a beautiful country house that will treat you to an incredible experience among the vines.
Alicante and its wines
Touring the areas of Marina Alta, Vinalopó Medio, Cocentaina and Alcoy is a wonderful way to discover more about the quality, history and culture of the wines made in the province of Alicante. Falling under the “Vinos de Alicante” Protected Designation of Origin, the wines are an essential part of the province’s gastronomic tradition and Mediterranean character.
Moscatel de Alejandría, Monastrell and Garnacha are the main varietals grown in the area, which go on to make wines that are renowned around the world. If you want to find out more about the vines in the area, head to Elche. Also known for its shoes and olive oil, the town runs a guided tour that will take you on an exploration of an oil press and treat you to wine and olive oil tastings. A wonderful gastronomic experience.