"Wine tours, tastings and historic sites ...more than wine"
Valencian Cellar Tours
** Requena Winery 1/2 Day ** with option 1 or 2 wineries
Come with me and discover the wines of Valencia´s "terroir" visiting a leading wine estate.
We explain each stage from grape selection, destemming or whole bunchs, fermentation & the various techniques of making the wines.You will learn more about barrel aging and perhaps try a barrel sample. Down to the Cava cellar & provide a real insight into the techniques...you may be lucky to witness degorge and final corking take place.
Now time to taste a selection of the estate´s wines & Cava complimented with local cheese, charcouteria and also taste the estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Wines may be purchased at fair prices directly from cellar. *Although we have just outlined the visit here it is not a typical wine tour and I believe this is a unique experience....even for a seasoned wine buff.
Taking a panoramic scenic drive through wine countryside we make a short trip to Requena historic town with a stop at a local artisan shop (cured sausages, honey,pottery etc). Requena has it´s own DOP for embutido with own recipes like "chorizo marinated in Cava" or "salchichon & walnuts"... local delicatessen at great prices.
Utiel-Requena with almost 40,000 hectares in vines is 2nd
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 in air-con comfortable transport..
Requena is a town rich in history and culture with a tradition of winemaking dating from Phoenician times.
The gastronomy is famous for strong, hearty dishes & its artisan 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: Euro 135 p/p based on 2 pers. attending a Pago estate winery (2+hrs).
Euro165 p/p based on 2 pers. a large Pago estate winery (2+hrs) plus a boutique winery (1 hr).
Price variable depending on no. pers. attending .
- Pickup at hotel by Mercedes in Valencia 0900hrs (possible pm visit 1200hrs by arrangement).
- Requena fully guided organic winery,vineyards visit & premium tastings min. 5 wines/maridaje local cheese & charcouteria snacks.
Choose to add on a 2nd smaller winery visit (1 hr short visit cata 4-5 wines) .
-Short visit to historic Requena with stop at artisan cured sausage/local produce shop & Moors cave, subject opening times.
- Return to Valencia for arrival approx. 1430 (Valencian Lunchtime - lunch not included).
Duration: 4.5 -5 hours.
Please ask for availability and tour options/prices as can be tailor made for you.
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