Wine tourism is becoming increasingly popular in Spain, with many visitors coming to the country for its iconic reds from La Rioja and the delicious white wines with the denomination “Rueda”. The climate in Spain is perfect for growing grapes, making it one of the top producers of wine worldwide. Spain also has a long history of winemaking dating back to the Roman Empire.
The Spanish wine industry has been booming since the late 20th century, thanks to a number of factors, including a high-quality product and an engaged and passionate public. The excellent climate in Spain provides ideal conditions for viticulture, and its rich history also has contributed to this growth.
The Spanish coastline provides more than enough coastal towns with sandy beaches to accommodate tourists seeking a setting to enjoy their time relaxing with a glass of wine.
Famous vineyards and wineries
Spain is home to some of the world’s most famous vineyards: Rioja Alavesa (known as La Rioja), Ribera del Duero, and Rueda are some of them. Rueda might be a bit new on the international wine map but very well known in Spain, producing excellent white wines.
Spain has some of the oldest vineyards in Europe, dating back to the Phoenicians and Carthaginians who settled along the Mediterranean coast. In fact, many think that the Romans were responsible for developing viticulture, as we know it today by introducing new varieties of grapes, irrigation techniques and winemaking methods. In fact, it is said that the Romans drank so much wine that they would serve it at all of their banquets! While this may have been an exaggeration, it does highlight one thing: wine has always been a significant part of Spanish culture.
Tourists who want to learn about wine can choose from a wide range of experiences, including wine tasting tours, visits to vineyards and wineries, and even outdoor activities like hiking or cycling through vineyards.
When you stay with us at Quartiers Apartments, you can experience wine tasting in Ronda. Moreover, you can enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace of your beautiful apartment overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the coast of Africa.