The Ribera del Duero Wine Route is located on the northern plateau of Castilla and Leon and accompany you on your trip to the Duero River, through a loop that joins more than 100 extended villages along a viticultural strip of about 115 km .
Time and the legacy of nature have provided the entire area with exceptional soil for the cultivation of the vine. A climate marked by contrasts that alter the normal course of the vineyards, giving them a character and strength that makes them unique.
Rosé wines, Young Reds, Crianza, Reserves and Large Reserves. All with a common denominator: the Tempranillo grape, a native fruit of the Ribera del Duero, which brings color, aroma and body so that our wines are unrepeatable. Together with Tempranillo, the Regulatory Council allows other varieties: inks such as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Garnacha Tinta or the only authorized white, the Albillo. There are six grape varieties for an exceptional and unmistakable flavor, which marks the quality in each bottle.
But there are much more than paths in the Ribera, visitors can enjoy other natural resources such as bird watching in places as prominent as the Hoces del Río Riaza Natural Park (Segovia), the first reserve of griffon vulture in Spain, with a rich community of water birds and aquatic birds. Inside the Park we will also find traces of the Hermitage of Casuar, attributed to the Templar order.
In Bocos de Duero (Valladolid) there is the Pico de Bocos or Gurugú of about 872 meters, a hill that rises at the foot of the town from which you enjoy wide views of the Ribera del Duero and the Cuco Valley.
The gastronomy of the villages of the Ribera del Duero Wine Route marries perfectly with the excellent wines of the region. The different culinary proposals are marked by their own style that tastes like traditional cuisine, without forgetting the author's cuisine, increasingly present in the Ribera del Duero and using quality raw materials. One of the protagonists is the suckling lamb, which is a delight for the most exquisite palates. But the Castilian recipe is much broader: sausages such as black pudding or sausage, cheese, mushrooms, Spanish soup, lamb chops.
An inseparable link to understand the Ribera del Duero as a wine territory. The first wine-making references in the area date back 2,000 years in history: although there are no conclusive references, several historians and geographers such as Ptolemy report in their works the winemaking activity of the Celtiberians and vacceos of the Duero basin, when Roman troops seized They are ready to conquer it. Precisely the Romans will leave traces of the cultivation of the vine and winemaking in the Ribera del Duero through works of art such as the Roman mosaic of more than 60 square meters in honor of the God Bacchus, considered the largest peninsula. There are many monuments that include references to wine: bunches of grapes in church capitals, names of temples such as the Monastery of La Vid or patrons such as the Virgen de las Viñas, of Aranda de Duero.