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8 Spanish wineries you should visit in 2024

The cellars you can´t miss on your next food tour to Spain

Spain is world-famous for its wines and the rich wine culture that surrounds them. As a result, it has become an incredible destination for those seeking an authentic wine and gastronomic experience.
Beyond the famous restaurants, there is a whole world to discover for wine lovers who are looking to delve into the origins of some of the country’s best wines.

So, if you’re a cosmopolitan food-loving traveler, you’ve come to the right place. We have selected eight Spanish enotourism highlights, which will allow you to know more about the Spanish wine tradition. Here you will learn not only about its production, but also about the work in the vineyards and the passion of the people who make it possible.

The 8 Best Spanish Wineries

1. Regina Viarum

This winery, located in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, is one of the most visited in Galicia. It is closely linked to the concept of “Heroic Viticulture”, coined in 2001 to describe the peculiarities of the Ribeira Sacra environment.

This concept symbolizes the work of the winegrowers, who cultivate their vines by hand in extreme conditions.

The scenery is breathtaking and has spectacular views of the canyons of the Sil River. Visitors can enjoy these views from the winery’s terrace, which also offers a unique wine tourism experience to discover the essence of the winemaking process.

Regina Viarum produces a variety of wines, including a single-varietal Godello and a single-varietal Mencía, which represent the typicity of the Ribeira Sacra. In addition, the winery has been awarded on several occasions as the best of heroic viticulture in the world.

Bodega española Regina Viarum

2. Abadía da Cova

This family winery is also located in the Ribeira Sacra, in Galicia. It is located about 200 meters above the waters of the Miño river. ”O Cabo do Mundo” as this place is also known, has spectacular panoramic views of the vineyards and terraces that extend along the hillside. Therefore, it is a perfect place to enjoy a sunset like few others.

Abadía da Cova stands out for its mountain viticulture, a practice that involves growing grapes on steep and difficult terrain. Its vineyards are situated on terraces that slope down to the river. This location allows the grapes to receive an optimal amount of sunshine, which contributes to the quality of the wines produced.

When visiting this place, you can enjoy a wide variety of wine tourism experiences. These include guided tours of the vineyards and the winery, where you can learn about distillates and spirits, because in its origins Abadía da Cova was just a distillery. In fact, it still preserves its old stills, which you will be able to observe during the visit.

Another of the activities are wine and liquor tastings, where you will be able to try the different drinks.

Bodega española Adegas Moure

3. Llopart

The Llopart winery, located less than an hour from Barcelona, is undoubtedly a historic gem in the world of wine, with roots dating back to the 14th century.

While modern facilities are now the main focus of visits, history and tradition are still present in every corner of the winery. Wine tourism at Llopart offers a wide range of activities for all tastes and levels of knowledge about sparkling wine. From guided tours for those venturing into the world of wine for the first time, to more exclusive experiences like “Glamping” among vineyards, which combines a dinner under the stars with astronomical observation.

As part As founders of the quality brand Corpinnat, Llopart stands out for the quality of its sparkling wines, which are the result of careful craftsmanship and a long winemaking tradition. Located at the foot of the Garraf massif, the winery offers breathtaking views of the Penedès Valley, with the majestic Montserrat mountain as a backdrop, adding an extra allure to the experience.

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4. González Byass

This winery, recognized worldwide for its production of wines, brandies and vermouths, is based in Jerez de la Frontera. González Byass is known for its brand Tío Pepe, whose logo is one of the most successful figures in the Spanish advertising world.

Its facilities, including wineries, buildings, and gardens, cover an area of 374,000 m² and are visible from various points in the city. It is located in the historic center of Jerez, near important landmarks such as the Cathedral and the Alcázar.

Its headquarters are in an old mansion located on the street named after its founder, Manuel María González. The premises feature typical Andalusian houses with white facades and patios, as well as extensive green areas with hundreds of trees and plants, and cobblestone streets covered by vines.

So much so that one of these streets, called Callejón de los Ciegos, is considered among the most beautiful in the world, with its centuries-old houses, vegetation-covered roofs, and welcoming atmosphere.

González Byass is one of those places where the walls seem to hold state secrets, not only at the national level but also globally, considering the importance of the figures who have toured its cellars. In addition to being a unique place, this winery stands out for the quality of its fino and amontillado wines, which represent the essence of Jerez’s culture.

In addition to its winery in Jerez, the González Byass group includes others. Among them are Bodegas Beronia (DOCa Rioja and DO Rueda), Finca Constancia (VdT de Castilla), Cavas Vilarnau (DO Cava), Finca Moncloa (VdT Cádiz), and Viñas del Vero (DO Somontano).

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5. Abadía Retuerta

Abadía Retuerta is a 5-star hotel, winery, restaurant and spa located in Valladolid, in the Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León). It offers an experience of luxury and comfort, with double rooms and suites that offer privileged views of the valley.

This winery is one of the most prestigious in the area and its wines have the Ribera del Duero DO. It produces high quality wines, such as the “Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial”. It is made from the selection of the best grapes from its vineyards, such as Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The place combines the history of the 12th century monastery with modern comforts. It also offers a mix of decorative styles ranging from Romanesque to Baroque.

Abadía Retuerta

6. Eguren Ugarte 

It is a family winery located in Laguardia, La Rioja. It is known for its innovation, international projection and self-financing. It has 130 hectares of its own vineyards. There they cultivate and control the production of their grapes, traditionally combined with the most recent wine-growing techniques.

Eguren Ugarte offers various wine tourism experiences. Among them, guided visits to the winery and its subway caves, wine tastings and events. It also has a 21-room hotel, and in 2010 was awarded the “Best Of Wine Tourism” award in the accommodation category.

A highlight of this winery is the possibility of storing wine in its facilities thanks to the Niche Club. You will be able to store your wine in the best conditions for a year when you make a minimum purchase of 600 euros in the Eguren Ugarte store. This service can be extended year after year as long as you make the purchase.

Bodegas españolas Eguren Ugarte

7. Marqués de Murrieta

Located in La Rioja, a community known worldwide for being the cradle of the prestigious Rioja wines. This winery has great prestige and international recognition for the quality of its wines. This is proven by its position in the ranking “Top 10 Wine Values of 2022” of the US publication Wine Spectator.

Therefore, a visit to Marqués de Murrieta is an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience. It is also an opportunity to learn about the history, culture and production of high quality wines.

In addition, it offers a variety of experiences to visitors. Some of the activities you can enjoy include guided tours of the winery and tours of the vineyards.

You could also enjoy tasting menus, paired with their best wines. In their premium option, you will be able to taste their flagship Castillo de Ygay, considered one of the best wines in the world.

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8. Abadal

Located just over an hour away, within the relatively unknown DO Pla de Bages, we find Abadal, a family-owned winery producing wines of excellent quality and boasting one of the most beautiful wineries in Spain. As you traverse the forest track surrounded by vineyards and cypresses leading to the winery, you’ll be greeted by a landscape reminiscent of Tuscany.

Abadal offers one of the most comprehensive wine tourism experiences nationwide, with a variety of guided tours ranging from a vineyard brunch for self-enjoyment to exclusive gourmet visits for the most discerning palate. The farmhouse where wine was traditionally produced, now housing aged wines, serves as an authentic museum that alone justifies the visit. They also have a Wine Bar where you can enjoy one of their wines on their magnificent terrace. Additionally, Abadal regularly hosts events such as food markets, Christmas markets, or summer music festivals with renowned guest artists.

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Conclusions of the 8 Best Spanish Wineries

These eight wineries are a fantastic sample of some of the most emblematic wine enclaves in Spain. Their facilities, history and productions make them obligatory stops for any lover of Spanish wine and good gastronomy.

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In Epicure Society, we have exclusive access to other equally extraordinary wine tourism jewels, although less known than the previous ones. These are family-owned wineries, which are living showcases of Spain’s rich winemaking tradition, where you can enjoy an intimate and exceptional experience.

We organize unique private tours. These include tours that combine visits to small wineries with unique tastings and wine pairings in spectacular settings.

So, if you want to discover the most genuine essence of Spanish wine in exclusive destinations, contact us. We have premium wine tourism packages that you will love.

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