If you are passionate about wine and are looking to travel to the province of Alicante, we would like to propose an oenological tourism plan through several municipalities. Discover the Alicante wine route where you can learn all about the wineries and taste some excellent wines.
Alicante, land of wines
ALICANTE is notable for its diverse regions, climates, gastronomy, history and traditions, as well as for its rich variety of wines. Many areas of the province are known for their wine culture and vineyard landscapes, especially the regions of Marina Alta, Marina Baja and Vinalopó.
Consequently, the province of Alicante has a varied and diverse wine catalogue for all tastes. The wine route also promotes the tasting of other agri-food products in the area. Other joint activities also take place so you can get to know the culture, monuments and nature in the various different areas. The aim is to offer a unique experience and quality service.
Fondillón, unique in the world
Fondillón, is one of the most outstanding wines from Alicante, as it is unique in the world and the best known in the province. There are very few wineries that still make this wine, and, on this route, you’ll have the opportunity to give it a try. It is also a wine with a great history, making it well worth yout time to visit the wineries where it’s made. You’ll also have the chance to learn about the manufacturing process, from grape collection, all the way to bottling.
Wineries to visit on the Alicante wine route
With this wine route you’ll be able to visit and learn about a number of places in the province in a very particular way. This tour includes the following municipalities: La Vall de Pop, Alfaz del Pi, Villena, Salinas, Algueña, Pinoso, Monóvar, Petrer, Novelda, Sax, Teulada – Moraira and Calpe.
Below are some recommendations for wineries you can visit, as well as the activities offered by each of them.
Firstly you can find the Bodegas Xaló in the Vall de Pop, which is known for its high-quality wines and spirits. This winery has more than 50 years of history and has been known as the birthplace of Moscatell since 1962. You can book a guided tour of the facilities with wine tasting included, where you’ll taste the jewel of the winery: moscatel white wine.
You can visit the Enrique Mendoza wineries in Alfaz del Pi, which is very close to the Vall del Pop. This renowned winery is located in spectacular landscapes and you can book a visit consisting of two parts. There is a guided tour through the vineyards and various air-conditioned rooms for the final product, as well as the bottling and underground areas, with the oak barrels where the wine is stored. There will additionally be the chance to taste 7 wines along with traditional gourmet products from the area.
In the Villena municipality, you’ll first get to know the facilities and olive groves at the Francisco Gómez Bodegas vineyards. This ancient winery is a benchmark in the province with it’s innovative production of high-end wines and oils. In addition to what you can see in all the wineries, the tour also includes a visit to the oil museum and the Fondillón hermitage. And as well as the four wines there will be two oils to try at the tasting, also produced on the estate.
Another of the Villena wineries that you can’t leave without seeing is the Bodegas Sierra Salinas. From a stunning vantage point you’ll enjoy a beautiful landscape of vines, as well as almond and olive trees. You’ll have time to discover its history, the fabrication process and to taste its most outstanding wine, which is made from the Monastrell grape.
In the town of Pinoso, you can visit the Bodegas Volver where an expert winemaker will teach you all the guidelines you need for a great tasting and you’ll get the chance to try several of their wines. And of course, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Pinoso winery, a world-class benchmark that exports wines to all five continents. They are committed to quality, innovation and sustainability, and 50% of the vineyard area is already green. The Monastrell variety is a standout at the vineyard, as you’ll see if you book your guided tour. They will also teach you about the production of all the different wines (white, pink and red) that you can later taste.
You can continue your oenological tour through Bodegas Vivanza, El Sequé in Pinoso and some of the other areas we mentioned above. For example, there are the Bocopa wineries in Petrer, the Heretat wineries in Cesilia in Novelda and the Monóvar wineries.
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