wine tasting

BODEGA ANDRES INIESTA – ALBACETE

In the heart of La Manchuela in Albacete is Fuentealbilla, the birthplace of football player Andrés Iniesta. The history of the winery begins in the 1990s when Andrés’s father, José Antonio Iniesta, bet on the wine sector with the planting of 10 hectares of vineyards and the illusion of one day being able to make their own wines. The dream came true in 2010 when Bodega Andrés Iniesta finally opened its doors to the public. Today they host guided visits and wine tasting experiences where you can enjoy a tour accompanied by a qualified guide, learn about the facilities and the process of making wine, and finish with a tasting of four delightful wines, accompanied by a tasting of Manchego cheese and sausages. During the visit you will have a special chance to see Andrés Iniesta’s private room, where you can learn a little more about the illustrious footballer. There is also the option to stay in one of their cosy rural houses, set amongst the vineyards, which includes an enjoyable breakfast, the guided tour and the wine tasting. Tel: 967 090 650 www.bodegainiesta.es

BODEGAS FAELO – ELCHE

Bodegas Faelo located in the Elche countryside is a small family winery with over 100 years of vine growing tradition. This vineyard has the perfect setting for a wine tasting tour with a typical country house of the Elche region known as a Faeneta. At Bodegas Faelo the treading and pressing of grapes is still done with the same traditional utensils used by Rafael Faelo in 1930. The bodega offers a charming and friendly experience of specially prepared guided visits for you to discover the history of the vineyard, taste their wines and local delicacies, and gain an understanding of the fascinating art of viticulture. Special gift voucher experiences are available to book from their website. Tel: 655 856 898 www.vinosladama.com

BODEGAS ENRIQUE MENDOZA – ALICANTE

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza is a family winery set in the beautiful town of Alfaz Del Pi in the Alicante region of the Costa Blanca. The bodega creates wines from its own vineyards which are sustainable with the environment and maintain the perfect character. Bodegas Enrique Mendoza offer wine tasting tours that take you to a world of tranquility, where you can absorb the aroma and taste a selection of fine wines in a natural setting. Your visit will enlighten you into the history and philosophy of life within a bodega, with a delightful selection of guided wine tasting tour options to choose from. Tel: 965 888 639 www.bodegasmendoza.com

BODEGAS FRANCISCO GÓMEZ – VILLENA

Bodegas Francisco Gómez is a traditional winery in the town of Villena, an ideal place to enjoy inland wine tasting on the Costa Blanca. With their specially selected choice of wine tours, you will discover the fascinating history of the bodega and how it has evolved. At Bodegas Francisco Gómez your guide will talk you through the process of wine making, starting from the grapes picked in the vineyard right through to the finished bottled product ready for sale. This bodega visit makes an interesting day out with a charming and memorable experience to take home. Tel: 965 979 195 www.bodegasfranciscogomez.es