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Wineries to visit with kids in Spain

If you have children, surely you are always looking for a thousand ways to entertain them and share hobbies. It is totally feasible to visit wineries and bring the kids to enjoy with us.

Route of the Somontano

Living wine tourism with the family is possible with the routes through the cellars in the Somontano region. There are routes adapted to families in which we find explanations for children, in order that they know the history of wine in a more entertaining and interactive way. Children can even drink the must from the wineries they visit.

Bodegas Valdemar

In the Rioja Alavesa, this winery offers activities for families. From an interactive tour of the facilities to watch a cartoon short film where the protagonist invites the children to participate in a great adventure.

Children’s workshops in Bodegas Vivanco

In Briones (La Rioja), Vivanco is one of the most important wineries in the world. In addition to housing the wine museum, it also includes workshops where children approach wine culture in a very creative way.

Bodegas PradoRey Ribera

Near Burgos, this winery offers activities with animals. In addition to seeing the wine, you can visit the fresh milk dairy farm and touch the cows and calves. Parents also can have a good time because there are wine tastings for them.

Bodegas Dionisos in Valdepeñas

The visit allows you to see the winery and taste the local wines. Keep in mind that in many wineries the children’s entry is free, like in this one, which also includes grape juice drink.

Fuenmayor, Logroño

We travel to La Rioja again, because the Fuenmayor winery has prepared a super activity to travel as a family. You can experiment in the vineyard, step on the grape, make the pressing and get must. They even tell you a story in the winery and you become a winegrower for a day.

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Enate Rosado 2017

 

 

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Vivanco Reserva 2011

 

 

Which is the Secret of Bodegas Torres, the World’s Most Admired Wine Brand?

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It is a Spanish winery with a long family tradition. Its experience and the quality of wines make of Bodegas Torres one of the best in the world, and it is the most admired wine brand in the world, according to British magazine Drinks International.

The winery has thus been chosen for the second consecutive year as the most admired brand, always according to professionals in this market. Keep in mind that the jury who gives this title is composed by leading sommeliers, wine masters and journalists from different countries.

Such representatives highlight Bodegas Torres as a brand that offers variety of products, prices and styles. It’s a fitting title because that is the only winery in the country and in Europe with this distinction.

The fact that it became again the most admired brand in the world depends on several parameters that are taken into account when these titles are awarded. For example, it is noteworthy that wine quality is consistently better every year; and that the wine fully reflects its region or country of origin. They also take into account the sales and the adaptation of wine to the needs of consumers. Characteristics that clearly meets Bodegas Torres.

Other wineries that are close behind it in these special mentions are Vega Sicilia (another Spanish cellar which also breaks boundaries); Penfolds from Australia; Villa Maria from New Zealand; and Château d’Yquem from France.

Bodegas Torres already presents the fifth family generation of the company. Originating in the Penedès region, it was born in 1870 and owns 2,432 hectares of vineyards, of which 2,000 are in Spain. Its recognition allows us to taste their wines in over 150 countries. The designations that it groups are Catalunya, Conca de Barberà, Costers del Segre, Penedès, Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Rueda. Its exports have been made since almost always from Torres family, having also vineyards in Chile and California.

 

 

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Waltraud 2013 is  a white wine from the Penedes DO based on sauvignon Blanc and riesling of 2013 and presents an alcohol content of 12.5º.

 

 

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Atrium Merlot 2012 is a red wine of the Penedes DO with a blend based on merlot of 2012 and 14º of volume of alcohol.

 

Places to drink a good wine in Madrid

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Madrid is a cosmopolitan city, where restaurant business is one of its hallmarks. If you are planning your holiday there, you can get into its fantastic traditional bars and restaurants, that blend with the newest and trendiest ones. And, in many of them, you can drink a good wine. Find out which are they!

Bodegas Rosell. It is one of the classics. Located on Calle General Lacy, you can taste more than 200 different references of wine, without missing its good tapas.

Taberna Laredo. From wineries to taverns, another classic of Madrilenian life. In this case, on Calle Doctor Castelo, we can find a local run by the Laredo brothers, where to try wines from different appellations of origin with first-class tapas. It is noteworthy that it is one of the places frequented by King Juan Carlos.

Alhuzena. This restaurant is located in the Argüelles area and its rustic furniture are really impressive. Elaborated and large tapas, always paired with great wines.

El Tempranillo. The name says it all in this bar in La Latina, really affordable. It is ideal for wine lovers, offering a multitude of wines from all Spanish regions. Tapas for everyone.

El Quinto Vino. And the first or the second! This tavern highlights by providing an excellent and extensive wine list, with quality and good prices. Dishes, tapas and many more to satisfy our hunger.

Vinícola Mentridana. In the neighborhood of Lavapiés, this bar has an extensive wine cellar. The list also includes wines by the glass, both hot and cold.

Bodegas Ricla. From taverns we return to traditional wineries in central Madrid. Although it is a small place, they offer wine and sherry at greatly reduced prices. Their classic and modern tapas are very good.

Are you planning your holidays? Is Madrid one of your top destination? If so, do not forget this list 😉

 

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El Coto Crianza 2010

 

 

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Juan Gil 12 Meses 2012

 

 

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El Coto Crianza 2009