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Calling all wine lovers to the Wine Trip of the Golden Mile of Wine!!!
Ribera del Duero Wine Trip
On this Exclusive Wine Trip Experience, you will get to visit the mother landmotherland of Spanish wine, the Golden Mile of Wine, Ribera del Duero.
You will enjoy a three-night stay at the picturesque AF Pesquera Hotel at Peñafiel. It is a stunning hotel with its very own Bodega and Wine Bar…you would not expect less coming from one of the most potent Spanish Wine brands in the region.
The wines of Pesquera Group are not the only selling point of the AF Pesquera. The hotel’s location is also perfect for enjoying wine tourism to its fullest. Close to the hotel, you will find dozens of well-known wineries, spectacular wine museums and other tourist attractions in its surroundings.
Visit to selected Bodegas
Bodega Emilio Moro
The history of Emilio Moro goes back as far as three generations. The head of the family, their Grandfather, was born in 1891 and Emilio Moro in 1932; both were born into the viticulture environment surrounded by vineyards and grew up in the traditions of treading grapes and racking wine in their native village of Pesquera de Duero, a small province of Valladolid Spain.
Emilio Moro taught his son, Emilio Jnr, to value and love wine, and he, in turn, led the same traditions to his sons José and Javier Moro. The third generation of Moros currently runs the winery.
Some of their best-known vineyards are: Resalso, planted the year Emilio Moro was born (1932), with deep cool soil; Valderramiro, with the winery’s oldest bush vines and the birthplace of one of the brand’s great single-estate wine Malleolus de Valderramiro and the exquisite Sancho Martin, with excellent ripening conditions, providing tannic wines with a marked acidity, ideal for ageing; and Camino Viejo.
The reputation of Ribera del Duero not only lies with Pesquera but also with another local giant…Protos. Bodegas Protos was established in Ribera in 1927 by a group of 11 childhood friends, who set up their winery in the picturesque hilltop castle town of Peñafiel. The winery then took its name from the Greek word ‘protos’ (πρῶτος), meaning, ‘first’.
The joint venture proved to be an immediate success when its first vintages –1927 and 1928 were awarded gold medals at the Universal Exposition of Barcelona in 1929. It is therefore not a surprise that the winery’s motto is ser primero: be first. Therefore, it is
Over the subsequent decades that followed, Protos continued to pursue excellence in its wines, expanding as more families joined the venture. In 1970 Protos constructed a new purpose-built winery to ageing its red wines, with over 2km of underground tunnels running beneath Peñafiel Castle.
Bodegas Pago de Carraoviejas
Pago de Carraovejas began life in 1988 in Peñafiel, right in the historic centre of the Ribera del Duero, and on the region’s most famous estate. Under the management of Tomás Postigo (oenologist) and Emilio Arranz (head of viticulture), these 60 hectares of vineyards produced their first harvest in1991.
Located at an altitude of 750 m, the estate extends over gentle, sweeping slopes, facing southwest and on well-drained soil (sandy, limy, stony and deep). The vines, 75% of Tinta del País and 25% of Cabernet Sauvignon are trained on trellises.
The best grapes are carefully transported, destemmed and without being crushed to the fermentation tanks, specially designed with a large diameter (flat-bottom) to enable a better contact with the skins and thus obtain a more efficient maceration. Furthermore, the wine process has been planned in such a manner as to avoid using peristaltic pumps. There are 30 wine tanks, each holding 25,700 litres and 3 holding 6,500 litres. The ageing process of the wine takes place in French and American oak barrels, new and first fill. The winery has a total production capacity of 500,000 litres of wine.
Bodegas Peñafalcón is a winery with a long family tradition headed by Casimiro Marcos and his wife, María José Arranz.
The winery’s origins date back to the 17th Century when the current owners’ ancestors made their wine in the old wineries. The culture of wine and the love for the creation of these elegant wines has been passed down from generation to generation.
In 2000 Casimiro elaborated and marketed his wines under the denomination of origin Ribera del Duero, in Peñafiel. He then baptised the winery with the historical name of Peñafalcón, which was the name of Peñafiel back in the 11th century.
Wine Trip Itinerary
Date: 3rd – 6th May 2022
Collection point: Frontier Spanish Side
Departure Time: 07:00hrs
£820 Single person with a twin room (the hotel has no single rooms)
£695 per person when sharing a twin/double room.
Clients can secure their bookings with a deposit of £700 (those booking in pairs) or £400 for single bookings.
- 3 Nights accommodation with breakfast at AF Pesquera Hotel****
- Bus transfers (4)
- Ave & Rail Train tickets (2)
- Tour of 4 wine bodegas with wine tasting
- Taxi transfers whilst in Peñafiel (4)
- Group representative/escort
- Lunch or Dinner
- Visit other touristic attractions during free time
Day 1 – Trip to Peñafiel
- 07:00hrs – Collection from Spanish Side of Frontier
- 10:28hrs – Malaga Ave to Madrid
- 13:09hrs – Arrive at Madrid Atocha
- 14:40hrs – Madrid Charmartin Train to Valladolid
- 15:39hrs- Arrive at Valladolid
- 16:40hrs – Arrive at AF Pesquera Hotel in Peñafiel
- 16:40hrs onwards – Free time
- Morning – Free Time
- 10:30hrs – Emilio Moro Tour and Wine Tasting
- 13:00-17:00hrs – free time
- 17:00-19:00hrs – Protos Bodega Tour and Wine Tasting
- 19:00hrs onwards – free time
- 11:00-13:30hrs – Pago de Carraoviejas Bodega Tour and Wine Tasting
- 14:00-16:00hrs – Free Time
- 18:30hrs – Peñafalcon Bodega Tour and Wine Tasting
- 11:30hrs – Collection from AF Pesquera Hotel
- 13:11hrs – Train from Valladolid to Madrid
- 14:28hrs – Arrive in Madrid
- 16:35hrs – Ave to Malaga
- 19:27hrs – Arrive at Malaga Train Station
- 19:40hrs – Collection from Malaga Train Station
- 21:00hrs – Drop off at Spanish side of Frontier
Please note: You must bring your Passport and Local ID Card and also any proof of COVID vaccination (including a COVID QR Code APP). If you are not vaccinated you will need to abide by the Spanish COVID rules at the time of the trip. COVID Masks may be required to be worn on the bus and in venues in Spain. None compliance of the above will render the participant unable to go on the trip and money not refunded.
Minimum group (8) numbers need to be met for the Wine Trip to be financially viable, should these numbers not be met, clients will be refunded their payment in full. Train tickets & other fees may be incurred if clients cancel at any point after these have been purchased on their name.