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Owing to the high-quality of its wines, the Region of Madrid boasts a Designation of Origin certification: "Vinos de Madrid". Join us in Madrid Enoturismo and discover the main wine producing areas in the Region: San Martin de Valdeiglesias (South West), Navalcarnero (South), Arganda del Rey (South East) and El Molar.
The Region of Madrid has a wide range of wineries under the Designation of Origin certification "Wines of Madrid". Located about half an hour away from the city of Madrid, some of them offer wine tastings, workshops and guided tours in several languages. These activites enable visitors to get a different view of the wine world: from the wine elaboration process to the professionals and peoples whose lifestyles revolve around this sensory pleasure. To round your experience off, along the route you will find a matching culinary and leisure offer.
Thanks to the design of six cultural wine itineraries, in which 20 out of the 44 winneries under the Denomination of Origin certification "Wines of Madrid" take place, visitors can enjoy Madrid from a different perspective.
The route "The Arrival of the Roman Empire" recreates a trip to Spain's first Century BC Roman past, the moment in which wine making originated. Starting in the former Roman city of Complutum (nowadays Alcalá de Henares), the route goes through towns like Campo Real, Valdilecha, Carabaña, Tielmes, Perales de Tajuña or Titulcia.
The route "The Valley of Churches and the Cistercian Legacy" goes through the San Martín de Valdeiglesias sub-area visiting some of the places where the Cistercian Order developed vine growing. The route will allow you to see some of the most important monuments of the towns of Pelayos de la Presa, San Martín de Valdeiglesias, Cadalso de los Vidrios, Cenicientos and Villa del Prado.
The route "The River Tajo and The Wines of The Order of Saint James" goes through the lands donated by Alfonso VIII to the Order of Saint James in reward for the services provided by the above mentioned Catholic order during the Christian Reconquest, when the Order cultivated wine trees. The route includes Villarejo de Salvanés, Fuentidueña de Tajo, Belmonte de Tajo, Colmenar de Oreja and Oreja Castle.
The route "Path of Kings" reproduces the travels of the Hapsburgs and the Bourbons from Navalcarnero to El Álamo and Aranjuez.
The Route "Scenes and Chronicles by Francisco de Goya" commemorates some places that inspired painter Goya to honor the culture of wine. The route goes through the Jarama Plain, Villaconejos, Chinchón and Valdelaguna.
The route "The Age of the Railway" describes the expectations that the wine industry developed when a railway line was built to link wine-producing areas with the city of Madrid from the 1850s to the 1880s. The route begins in the city of Madrid and goes through some of the main wine locations of the Arganda sub-area: Arganda del Rey, Morata de Tajuña, Perales de Tajuña, Tielmes, Carabaña, Orusco de Tajuña, Villar del Olmo, Nuevo Baztán and Pozuelo del Rey.
Download the brochure to know all de details about the routes, as well as all the activities developed aroud them: what to visit and do, where to eat, where to sleep, natural trails, routes, natural areas, leisure areas, etc.
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More info: Madrid Enoturismo