Wine tourism in Spain is the perfect way to get to know the country through wine: traveling to a wine-growing area to get into every detail of how wine is made from the grape to the bottle: wineries, vineyards, elaboration, history. A must for all wine lovers discovering Spain.

Spain is one of the leading wine producing countries worldwide, and it is Spanish history itself that has made it so. Christian monks inherited wine traditions left by the Roman culture, establishing important vineyard plantations across Spain. Spain is one of the most famous wine producers in the world, annually producing more wine than any country, with the exception of Italy and France.

Spanish wines are produced from numerous grape varieties among Airén, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura, Malvasia, etcetera. The denomination of origin (remember that it is responsible for grouping high quality products belonging to a particular area) includes more than sixty locations as Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Penedés, Priorat, Castilla la Mancha, Jerez and Alicante.

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the intricate world of Spanish wine culture, Many of the vineyards and wineries -some of which are hundreds of years old and feature amazing architecture- offer visits and generous tasting sessions. This is the case at Bodegas Faelo, where 2.5 hectares of wineyards near Alicante are distributed in three plots in the winery itself. Here you can try Matola and Crevillente, some of the best examples of outstanding Mediterranean Spanish wines that are becoming a must see on Spanish trips.

Wine tourism activities in Alicante

Tourism has traditionally been associated in the province of Alicante with sunshine and the beach, however, in recent years, it has increased exponentially due to the number of visitors interested in discovering about wine tourism in Alicante.

The Alicante wine region offers a great number of experiences, from the possibility of pairing Alicante broths with some of the rice dishes typical to the area or perhaps visiting charming towns such as Monóvar or Villena, and most active tourists places like the nearby Sierras of Mariola and Montcabrer, or practise golf at some of its magnificent courses.

“Enotourismo”, also known as wine tourism is about traveling to a wine-growing area to get into every detail of how wine is made from the grape to the bottle: wineries, vineyards, elaboration, history… in these trips the main point of interest is the wine itself, although this tends to go along with local gastronomy, culture and a love for natural landscapes and surroundings. It can be said that wine tourism arises from a perfect combination of four elements: rural tourism, culture, gastronomy, and among all, wine.

An unforgettable wine experience surrounded by nature, traditions and typical local food

Vinos La Dama, also known as Bodegas Faelo, is run by the fourth generation of traditional winegrowers in Matola, an area in the countryside of Elche, in the south of DO of Alicante in Spain-an area with a long winemaking tradition-.

Alicante county is fundamentally known for its beaches and its privileged weather, however, in the county’s middle areas are made wines that, increasingly stronger, are becoming nationally and internationally well known.

One of the best wineries D.O Alicante (origin denomination) shows us how to offer an unforgettable wine experience surrounded by nature, family traditions and the opportunity to taste typical local food from the countryside area of Elche.