Tourism and wine, a great combination

By | 16 January, 2017 | 0 comments

For a while now, several wineries located around Madrid have been opening their doors to wine lovers. This is the perfect excuse for a quick excursion topped with a wonderful meal at the winery itself. The El Regajal winery in Aranjuez, to the south of Madrid, is a great place to visit after seeing the splendid Royal Palace located in the same town. On this page there is information about tastings and winery tours, which tell visitors everything about the processes of growing the grapes and making the wines. Easy to get to from central Madrid on Cercanías trains.

An up-and-coming winemaking area is in the southwest of Madrid Region, around San Martín de Valdeiglesias, where there are 12 Madrid designations of origin wines: Alberto Ayuso, Miguel Santiago, Aumesquet Garrido, Comando G, Marañones and more. Las Moradas de San Martín is a good bet on our wine route, offering tours and even pruning courses. Visitors will encounter a wonderful landscape, made unique by its vines, many of them very old, and can complete the experience with a tasting.

An essential stop is Cadalso de los Vidrios, a lovely town where a number of the above-mentioned wineries are based and where you can find restaurants serving excellent traditional food. Try Casa Carabias (Ronda de Madrid, 1), one of those places that does not have a website, but whose fame travels by word of mouth. Its potatoes with aioli are renowned, as are their open sandwiches: sirloin steak, or scrambled egg with morcilla and pine nuts.

Tagonius. Remember that name, because it is one of Madrid’s most famous wines. 50 kilometres from Madrid, it also offers tours and you can book one here. Its Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet grapes were once enjoyed at the Spanish court. Enjoy it.

Madrid presume de vinos

Categories: Madrid Restaurantes, Madrid Turismo