One of the best things this country has to offer, is it's wine. If you live here, you must have seen the amount of vineyards around.
There are quite a few bodegas locally, as some of you must know, some offer wine tasting tours, for those wine connoisseurs or just for those you would like to try some of the local wine.
Not every bodega has a tasting, but some do. So here I will list the ones locally:
- Bodegas Volver.
In this bodega, they start their tour welcoming all with a audiovisual that shows the whole process of the transformation, from picking the grapes to having them bottled. After, they will take you to the vineyards that surround the bodega to see all the different types of wine. From there, you will go into the bodega itself and see the table of selectionsof wines, barrels, etc.
From there you will move to a different room where a wine expert will be there for you to have a good time tasting all their best wines, and explaining the best ways to making a good wine and accompanied by products from spain.
To book: Can be in English or Spanish.
673 46 82 83 / 966 18 56 24
This bodega is located at Carretera Pinoso - Fortuna, km 1, 03650, Pinoso
- Bodegas Francisco Gomez.
This bodega may be a bit further away, but offers some great wine tours.
Visit their facilities and vineyards, feel the passion for the wines an enjoy the atmosphere of this fascinating culture.
Reservations must be done in advance by ringing 96 597 95 55
This bodega is located at highway Villena - Pinoso (CV-813), km 8.8, Villena.
They offer various tours, I'll give you a brief explanation of each one:
The wine lover route: A guided tour of the chapel, Bodega Square, vineyards, ageing cellar, bottling room, bottle storage cellar, the fondillon hermitage, the Wine Vault Club area, and olive oil museum.
Also a conducted tasting of 4 wines and 2 olive oils, accompanied by a tasting of Iberian charcuterie made at the estate.
The wine lover route - Sparkling wine collection "Queen of Kings"
A guided tour of the chapel, Bodega Square, vineyards, ageing cellar, bottling room, bottle storage cellar, the fondillon hermitage, the Wine Vault Club area, and olive oil museum.
Also a conducted tasting of 3 sparkling wines accompanied by a tasting of Iberian charcuterie made at the estate.
€15 per adult over 16years / €12 for people between 12-15years. Ring for group discounts.
The bodega tour is 45 minutes and the tasting is another 45 minutes.
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 2pm / 3pm - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2pm
The wine & culture route:
The wine lover route + a cultural tour of the town of Villena.
Price: Te be confirmed at the bodega.
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Timetable: Consult the bodega.
The trivium wine route:
This premium tour offers the the unique chance to visit the bodega and enjoy an exclusive tasting of the Trivium Collection range.
Included in the package: A guided tour of the chapel, Plaza de la Bodega, vineyards, bottling room, bottle storage cellar, the fondillon hermitage, the Wine Vault Club area and the olive oil museum.
Also, a tasting of the 4 wines making up the Trivium collection range and olive oil produced from 1.000 year old olive trees & a tasting of iberian charcuterie made and cured at the estate.
Price: To be confirmed at the bodega.
Duration: 2 hours
Timetable: Consult the bodega.
- Bodegas Pinoso:
A guided 2 hour long visit to the areas where the grapes are taken in and fermented, the storage warehouses, barrel rooms and wine tasting rooms.
Throughout the visit, the red, rosado & white wine making processes will be explained and there will be a wine tasting session with 4 wines and a light aperitivo.
Minimum groups of 10 people. The tours can be in Spanish or English.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 2pm / 4pm - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Must be booked in advance.
965 47 70 40