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More glorious sunshine greeted us for our final full day of tastings, lunches and dinners. A packed day was in store but with a relatively small amount of travelling. Our destination was the lesser known DO Cigales – a town just a quick 20 minutes north of Valladolid. Historically, this area used to be a…(Read More)

Ribera del Duero


More glorious sunshine greeted us on Friday as we set off east of Valladolid to the acclaimed area of Ribera del Duero This is the best known and most highly regarded wine producing areas around the city and is home to arguably Spain’s most famous estate – Vega Sicilia. Tempranillo is King in this area…(Read More)

Rueda and Toro


Glorious sunshine welcomed in our first full day on tour in Valladolid. Today we focus on Rueda and Toro so we headed south of the city to Bodegas Menade. Set up in 2005 by Ricardo, Marco and Alejandra Sanz, these three siblings of a famous wine making family have a created an extraordinary ecological estate…(Read More)

It is great to be back in Valladolid for the start of our Ribera, Rueda and Toro tour! The weather forecast is warm and sunny for the whole week and we have a terrific tour ahead of us.  We convened in the hotel bar for a swift glass of Verdejo before heading out to an…(Read More)