Murcia: Exploring the land of Monastrel grapes.
Jumilla is part of the Murcia region in the Levante province of Spain. It benefits from an arid, but gentle inland climate with some assistance from the nearby Mediterranean. . Like its neighboring regions of Yecla and Bullas, the predominant grape grown is Monastrell (the same as France's Mourvèdre). The Monastrell produced in Jumilla is often considered the best.
Some of the other varieties found in the area are Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Garnacha and Cencibal, and they are often blended with Monastrell to create wines with loads of character. Commonly grown white wine grapes are Macabeo, Airen, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pedro Ximenez, Malvasia and some Muscat.
We would be visiting some wineries and their vineyards. Wine tasting and some cultural tips will be the important part of our day. We could design it to your linkings: some appetizers are included in the tours. Maybe later optional eating some tapas in any if the restaurants of Jumillla and continue the wine tasting. . . .
We will visiting 1, 2 wineries depending on your preferences. The visits take one or one hour and a half each.
Visits include visiting the winery, the process of producing, wine tasting and optional visiting the vineyards or the Essences Room (VIP visit).
Optional we could go for tapas or lunch and visiting Jumilla the castle or some of the streets and plazas.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We could meet at your place so we are driving your car, or my car. Or in any place you chose as long as we talk before which is suitable for both.
End location: I leave you at your place or the location you prefer.
Duration: 6 hours
Getting to Jumilla takes 45 minutes from Murcia. And 1:45 from Alicante. And back!
car and some walking
Also, you may rent you car and I could drive it so you may taste the wines. It is a almost 2 hours drive from Alicante. And 45 min from Murcia.
Considering my car has 3 places
ASK ME IF YOU ARE A PARTY from 4 to 9 PEOPLE SO WE CAN RENT A MINIBUS
- Ticket to 1 winery
- Car up to 3 people
- My expertise for general different Spanish DOs (Origin Denominations) while getting to places. I have a business relating wines and wine export so could explain the overall aspects.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 eur - Lunch or appetizers
- Vannete for groups more than 3-4 people. Send me a message and I'll customized the tour for you.
- Also money for tapas and maybe lunch afterwards if you like.
- I could provide an Audi 4 or rent a service.