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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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Leave Madrid and head to the hills to learn about Spanish wine on this full-day tour! With an expert guide at your side, visit the Vinos de Madrid winemaking region and tour three esteemed wine estates in the area, known as ‘bodegas.’ Explore their cellars, sample their produce and learn about the area that’s supplied Spain’s capital city with stellar wines for centuries.

Numbers are limited to 19 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day Spanish wine tour from Madrid
  • Explore Vinos de Madrid -- a DO-classified wine region just outside of the capital city
  • Tour three prestigious wineries in the areas and sample glasses of their produce
  • Learn about biodynamic and organic wine that is made in the region from your expert guide
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 19 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid

Visit a winery in the countryside near Madrid!

Leave central Madrid and head into the surrounding countryside, passing through the sleepy villages and meadows that typify the area. As you travel by air-conditioned minibus, your guide will talk to you about wines made in the area surrounding Madrid.

About 19 miles (30km) away from the capital’s center, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Madrid's main winemaking area, known as Vinos de Madrid – a Spanish Denominación de origen (DO) territory. All wines produced here adhere to strict production guidelines so they have are able to proudly display the DO Madrid labels on their bottles – an indication of the region's high-quality wine.

The area boasts a real mix of traditional and contemporary wineries, all dotted around an area extending from the central mountain range to the Tagus River Valley. Visit three of the region’s best estates to sample quality red and white wines. Roughly halfway through your tour, your guide will give you several options for lunch (own expense).

First winery is family-run winery in the UNESCO-listed village of Aranjuez, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The estate is also home to a butterfly farm -- one of the largest in Europe.

Second one is a fourth-generation winery located on the site of an ancient Franciscan monastery. Produces a variety of red, white, rosé, sparkling and dessert wines.

Third one is a family-run winery located in one of the most traditional winemaking villages near Madrid. Boasting 44 acres (18 hectares) of organic vineyards, the estate produces wine from grapes ripened in traditional clay vats.

Please note that this itinerary is an example only and may be subject to change.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Absolutly a great experience, Our guide was the owner of the company and an expert who was passionate about the topic. In Spain you must have reservations to explore wine makers. We drank wine from the King of Spains personal vineyard.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was an OUTSTANDING tour! Jaime, the guide, knows a great deal about Spanish wines and the Madrid region in particular. The mix of wineries was perfect -- one for history and visual impact, one to see a well-established family-run business, and then a one-woman show with some terrific wines. (The wines at all three places were very good, but the third was my niece's and my favorite.) Along the way, we learned a lot about agriculture in Spain and saw some places we would never have thought to visit. The lunch spot was also a winner. Really great tour, very highly recommended.

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