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 Valencian Cellar Tours                                    

                                     

 

                              **  Requena Winery 1/2 Day  **


 

  Come with us and discover the wines of Valencia´s "terroir" visiting a leading wine estate.

The D.O Utiel-Requena is the largest, highest (600-900m)  & the furthest inland of the Valencian D.O´s possessing great growing conditions.
It´s the rising star of the Valencian wine regions collecting more than 130 international awards in 2017. G
ood vintages & talented vintners have brought the Utiel-Requena region into a new era. You will encounter elegant, dry herbal rosés, delicate fresh Cavas focusing on chardonney &  rich whites tinged with subtle toast of new oak &  of course powerful, well structured red wines.. notably their unique "Centenary Bobal" vines yielding under 2kg ..complimented by noble grapes  like Syrah or  Garnacha used to create Pago estate wines .  BARRICAS

 These wines now compete with the more well known Spanish  names and often outshine their competition ! 

  We start  in the vines looking at the viticulture techniques, differences like hand vs machine harvesting etc. and concept of terroir. You have a guided visit of the boutique winery explaining how they make their wines and Cava (the Spanish Champan) ....more of a mini 101 wine education with interesting facts from grape to bottle .  


After a tour of the bodega &  production hall, we enter the cool cellars and on to the barrel salon; a temple of aging Crianza & Reserva wines.

You then have the pleasure of tasting a selection of the estate´s  Premium wines & Cava´s in the Tasting Salon,  complimented with local cheese, Iberian charcouteria & local almonds. One may of course purchase wines at excellent prices directly from cellar.  *Although we have just outlined the visit here it is far from a typical wine tour one often encounters  and I believe this is a unique wine experience....even for seasoned winery buffs..trust me!
                                                                                
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valencian_cellars_Utahguests_2.jpg      Taking a panoramic scenic drive through wine countryside we make a short trip to Requena historic town with a stop at a local artisan carniceria (sausage, gamecarniceria-feria-embutido-requena & meat seller) where you may taste local embutido; cured sausage with specialities like Chorizo marinated in Cava or salchichon & walnuts... local delicatessen at amazing prices. I confess it´s one of my favourite tapas with a glass of Cava !

 

Tasting_wines Utiel-Requena with almost 40,000 hectares in vines is 2nd  Utiel_vineyard
largest producer of wine in Spain. Requena is located 70km from Valencia city.

Well connected by autovia it´s a journey of just under an hour from Valencia.

 We offer trips for small groups from Valencia.  Tours are guided by myself, Toni & the winery in English, so you are assured of  a good understanding of wine & historical knowledge of the region.

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Requena is a town rich in history and culture with a tradition of winemaking dating from Phoenician times.

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 The gastronomy is famous for strong, hearty dishes & its artesan cured sausages, largely prepared by hand using natural ingredients. Amongst the popular fiestas praising these products, the "Fiesta de la Vendimia" & the "Feria del Embutido"  (Sausage Fair) are important social events for local Valencians. 

 


 

 

Prices:                  From  Euro 79 p/p   variable with number people . 

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Itinerary:               - Meeting Valencia 0920hrs or possible afternoon visit 1300hrs.

                                - Requena organic winery visit,vineyards & premium tastings

                                   maridaje local cheese & charcouteria & almonds.                                                                                      

                                - Short visit to historic Requena town with stop at artesan cured sausage/local produce shop. 

 

                                - Return to Valencia for arrival 1430-1445hrs **  (Valencian Lunchtime)

Duration:               -  5 hours.             More photos below 

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 **We also offer a 3/4 Day visit  inc. Special 4 course lunch/Old Vine Crianza wines served in a charming restaurant returning Valencia approx. 1630hrs.

   - Please ask for availability.

          

  *Sunday/Festive day supplement -  Euro25 per booking. 

 *Refund available up to 48hrs (weekdays) prior to tour date

                         Telephone_Ringing.gif+34 617 969 975             Email:  info@valenciancellars.com


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