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Gastro-Wine Route Around the Cigales Region

Gastro-Wine Route Around the Cigales Region

‘TASTE VALLADOLID’ GASTRO-WINE ROUTE AROUND THE CIGALES REGION

Valladolid is a warm and welcoming city renowned for its easy access, wealth of built heritage and its outstanding leisure, cultural, language, food and wine tourism options. It boasts a large number of museums, including the National Sculpture Museum, magnificent temples such as the Church of San Pablo, monasteries like the Convent of San Benito, as well as mouth-watering gastronomy and superb wines produced in the vineyards and wineries dotted throughout the province.

 

The city of Valladolid is the gateway to the municipalities that make up the Cigales Wine Route, which preserves countless traces of its glorious past. A wealth of castles can be found in the towns along this route, where in times of peace, vineyards were gradually planted, particularly on the lands belonging to the many monasteries.

 

The magnificent rosé wines have earned Cigales an international reputation which dates back as far as the days of King Philip II. When phylloxera attacked the vineyards of France, the Cigales wines were sent to Bordeaux to make up for the shortfall in French production. An indication of the historic importance of this winemaking region is that in 1888 annual grape production already stood at more than 15 million kilograms.

The Cigales Wine Route is a wine tourism area certified in 2015 by the Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism and a member of the Wine Routes of Spain Products Club, managed by the Spanish Association of Wine Cities (ACEVIN in its Spanish initials).

More information about the city of Valladolid’s tourist resources is available on the website at www.info.valladolid.es.

Short breaks

The city of Valladolid is the site of several hectares of vineyards in the Pago del Berrocal winemaking area, included in the Cigales Designation of Origin. The vineyards are located on the road from Valladolid to Fuensaldaña in a magnificent natural setting on the boundary between the two municipalities. The Cigales Designation of Origin Regulatory Council was set up in 1991, with rosé wines as its signature product, as well as a series of first class red wines that boast an outstanding international reputation.   

There is no better way of discovering at first hand the rich history, heritage and gastronomy of the Cigales Wine Route than a short break touring the various municipalities to be found along the way.

 

  • Mucientes Artisanal Cheese Factory.

 

  • Miel Montes de Valvení.

 

  • Bodega La Cueva.

 

  • El Bodegón El Ciervo.

 

  • Bodegas Frutos Villar.

 

  • Bodega Hiriart,

 

  • Bodega La Legua.

 

  • Bodega Valdelosfrailes.

 

  • Bodegas Finca Museum.

 

  • Posada Real Concejo Hospedería.

 

  • Concejo Bodegas.

 

  • Hotel Rural Pago de Trascasas.

 

  • Casa del Valle.

 

  • Monasterio de Santa María de Palazuelos.

 

  • Bodega-Aula de Interpretación (Museo del Vino) de Mucientes.

 

  • Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (BIC), denominada como “la Catedral del Vino”.

 

  • Bodega Tradicional Cigaleña.

 

  • Restaurante La Dama de la Montilla

 

More information about Cigales Wine Route at www.rutadelvinocigales.com

Points of Interest:

Mucientes Artisanal Cheese Factory

  • Address: Ctra Villalba km 1. 47194. Valladolid.
  • Schedules: From Monday to Friday. 9.30h at 2pm and from 10am to 7.30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11am to 1.30pm. (Sundays in July and August, closed) Duration of the visit 1h – 1.30h. (recommendable reservation)
  • GPS: 41.74337, -4.76903
  • Phone: +34 660 133 866
  • Email: info@queseriademucientes.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: A family-run business that breeds its own livestock and produces first class cheeses using entirely traditional methods. Meticulous attention is paid to every stage of the production process carried out by the family members themselves, from the livestock’s nutrition to the sale of the products.  Their range of quality products includes sheep’s cheese and yoghurts.   
  • Experience: Cheese tasting under the guidance of the master cheese maker.

Miel Montes de Valvení

  • Address: Camino de Piña. 47200. Valladolid.
  • GPS: 41.798644305902464, -4.524966921941086
  • Phone: +34 625 611 307
  • Email: mielmontesdevalveni@gmail.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: is a small company that produces honey from its own hives and also works to promote apiculture. It is located in Valoría la Buena, next to the Pisuerga Valley, an area with a long-standing tradition in the production of highly-acclaimed honeys that dates back several centuries.
  • Experience: Tour of the hives and honey tasting sessions. The area is also renowned for its traditional fare, and is best-known for the roast suckling lamb served in restaurants that were formerly underground wine cellars.

Restaurante Bodega La Cueva

  • Address: Camino de Ampudia, s/n. C.P. 47194. Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday to Sunday from 11.00 to 17.00h and 20.00 to 00.00h. Wednesday closed.
  • GPS: 41.74626, -4.75955
  • Phone: +34 983 587 784
  • Email: bodegalacueva@bodegalacueva.com
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: Is located in Mucientes. This family-run business was founded in 1989 in Cuarto de San Pedro, a historic quarter dating back to the 16th century and just a short distance from the Wine Museum and the GR-296 footpath.

Restaurante Bodegón El Ciervo

  • Address: Calle San Pedro, s/n. C.P. 47260. Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday, Tuesday: 12h to 17h. Thursday and Friday from 12.00 to 17.00 and 19.30 to closing. Saturday and Sunday from 11.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7.30pm at closing. Closed: Wednesday.
  • GPS: 41.73291, -4.64419
  • Phone: +34 983 500 156
  • Email: info@bodegonelciervo.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Lenguages: Spanish.
  • Description: Is a family business that opened in 1977 in the Cabezón de Pisuerga winery quarter. Nestling at the foot of Altamira Hill, this is a classic underground eatery offering a delightful friendly atmosphere and serving traditional fare with an avant-garde twist.
  • Experience: A traditional meal in a 17th century underground wine cellar, followed by an optional visit to the Wine Museum (Mucientes Winery-Visitor Centre).

Bodegas Frutos Villar

  • Address: Calle Tejar, s/n, 47270 Cigales, Valladolid.
  • Schedules: Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.
  • GPS: 41.76279, -4.69768
  • Phones: +34 983 586 868
  • Email: bodegasfrutosvillar@bodegasfrutosvillar.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Lenguages: Spanish.
  • Description: The Frutos Villar Group set up a winery in Cigales in 1960. The current facilities are the result of a complete renovation project. The historic underground area of the winery has been conserved, comprising a network of tunnels formed by connecting several earlier wine cellars.
  • Experience: ‘A journey into wine’, including a full tour of the current facilities and the underground wine cellar, followed by a tasting session of wood-pressed wine.

Bodega Hiriart

  • Address: Zona Bodegas, s/n. C.P. 47270. Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Other Hours Consult (prior appointment)
  • GPS: 41.76172, -4.69926
  • Phones: +34 983 580 094
  • Email: info@bodegahiriart.es
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: This is the only winery that directly links Castile’s winemaking tradition with that of Bordeaux. The new facilities stand on ancient foundations in the wine district known as ‘Los Gatos’. The use of the French surname of the Muñoz Conde family is intended as reminder of the strong traditions that are the hallmarks of this winery.
  • Experience: ‘Elite’, including a tour of the vineyards, the traditional and modern wineries, as well as a wine tasting session including local appetisers.
       

Bodega La Legua

  • Address: Ctra. Cigales, km 1 (salida 117 de la A-62). C.P. 47194. Valladolid.
  • Schedules: Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm. Saturday, Sundays and holidays with prior reservation. (Prior booking is recommended in any case)
  • GPS: 41.71415, -4.70669
  • Phone: +34 983 583 244
  • Email: lalegua@lalegua.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: A league away and next to the A-62 highway we find Bodega La Legua. Vineyards and a winery situated six kilometres (a league) outside Valladolid, Cigales, Mucientes and Fuensaldaña. The current winery was built in 1997 on the site of the passages and tunnels of the earlier winery, which dated back some three hundred years. The new facilities were designed by Madrid-born architect  José María Lapuerta, featuring a structure that connects the modern barrel room with the historic cellars that have remain unchanged as if they were suspended in a ‘time tunnel’.
  • Experience: ‘The League’, comprising a tour of vineyards overlooking the city of Valladolid, the production unit, barrel room and wine cellar. The activities also include a tasting session of rosé, young and vintage wines. 

Bodega Valdelosfrailes

  • Address: Ctra. Cubillas de Santa Marta, s/n. C.P. 47290. Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday to Saturday: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm. Sunday: 10am to 3pm (Advance booking – minimum one day before the visit)
  • GPS: 41.82128, -4.59704
  • Phone: +34 983 683 315
  • Email: enoturismo@valdelosfrailes.es
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: Bodega Valdelosfrailes, part of the Matarromera Group. The origins of the Valdelosfrailes winery date back to the winemaking days of the family of Carlos Moro, who worked as a regional tax collector whilst at the same time tending his vineyards and producing wine in the Cubillas de Santa Marta, Quintanilla de Trigueros and Valoria la Buena areas. Based on traditional methods, the underground cellars produced outstanding clarets. In 1998, production centred on aged, estate and grand reserve wines made from Cubillas’ superb Tempranillo varieties. Valdelosfrailes is named after its location, nestling in the heart of the valley where the monks and friars of the monasteries of Palazuelos and San Isidoro de Dueñas pioneered the region’s winemaking tradition.
  • Experience: Vineyard tour around the Pago de Sallana winemaking area before a tasting session of rosé and red wines in the winery.

Bodega Finca Museum

  • Address: Ctra. Cigales – Corcos, km 3. Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday to Friday (not holidays). From 10am to 1pm (start guided tour 10h).
  • GPS: 41.783553, -4.692890893972162
  • Phone: +34 983 581 029
  • Email: info@bodegasmuseum.com
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: Bodegas Finca Museum came about in 1997 when a group of wine entrepreneurs decided to produce a magnificent red wine in Castilla y León.   Bodegas Finca Museum is located in the Pago de Miraflores winemaking area.

    Visitors to this winery can admire the imposing brick and stone Campaspero building, covering an area of 11,000 square metres. Presiding over the facilities is ‘Vinea’ – the female figure and vine created by Madrid-born architect and sculptor Victor Ochoa. The work is a moving allegory of the vine and its fruit.  Set up in 1999, Finca Museum is the Barón de Ley Group’s first winery outside La Rioja. Work on the winery was completed in 2004. Reminiscent of a French chateau, it stands amidst its own vineyards and offers breathtaking views of the Pisuerga Valley. 

  • Experience ‘TRADITION v MODERNITY’ including a tour of the traditional Cigales winery and a rosé wine tasting session, as well as a visit to the vineyards and the production area where the superb rosé and particularly outstanding red wines are made. 

    Along the Cigales Wine Route visitors will also find a wide choice of quality accommodation options, offering warm hospitality and outstanding personalised attention, the perfect way of enjoying the Cigales Wine Route to the full, experiencing the delights of food and wine tourism, the landscapes and wealth of heritage and culture.

Posada Real Concejo Hospedería

  • Address: Plaza del Hortal, s/n. C.P. 47200.
  • Schedules: From Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 4pm and from 8pm to 11pm.
  • GPS: 41.800089141167895, -4.528335790733081
  • Phone: +34 983 502 263
  • Email:  info@concejohospederia.com
  • Web: go to the web
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  • Languages: Spanish
  • Description: Examples not to be missed include the Concejo Hospedería Posada Real, in Valoria la Buena, housed in a historic 17th century palace with elements dating back as far as the 10th century. Declared the ‘Best Wine Tourism Accommodation of 2016’ by the Spanish Association of Wine Cities (ACEVIN in its Spanish initials), it offers guests everything they need for a well-deserved relaxing break, including a restaurant.

Concejo Bodegas

  • Address: Ctra. Valoria, km 3,6. C.P. 47200 Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Tuesday to Saturday: 11.30h. (Advance reservation)
  • GPS: 41.80078305627046, -4.54559326171875
  • Phone: +34 686 486 869
  • Email: info@concejobodegas.com
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description:  Tour of the ‘Concejo Bodejas’ winery, owned by the hotel, followed by a traditional meal with an avant-garde twist in the ground floor restaurant ‘El Sueño del General’ – literally ‘The General’s Dream’. Don’t forget to ask who the General was!

Hotel Rural Pago de Trascasas

  • Address: Calle Poniente, 16. 47290 Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday to Sunday: 24h.
  • GPS: : 41.83331062776648, -4.616682529449463
  • Phone: +34 983 585 006
  • Email: ines@bodega-santamaria.com 
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Description: Another excellent option is the Pago de Trascasas Country Hotel in Cubillas de Santa Marta. The rooms are each named after a different grape variety, adding a very personal touch. Next to the hotel is a winery that has been operating for several generations.
  • Experience: A winery tour, focusing on the traditional areas where wine is still produced, followed by a friendly and fun-filled wine tasting session at the country hotel.

Hotel Rural La Casa del Valle

  • Address: Calle Provincia, 29. CP 47282. Valladolid
  • Schedules: From Monday to Sunday: 24 hours. (All year)
  • GPS: : 41.83331062776648, -4.616682529449463
  • Phone: +34 630 064 424
  • Email: info@lacasadelvalle.com
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Description: La Casa del Valle is a hotel complex in the town of Trigueros del Valle that includes a small country hotel and a country house offering full accommodation facilities and a swimming pool. It stands next to Trigueros Fortress and on the GR footpath.
  • Experience: A tour of wineries with vineyards in the Pago de Sallana winemaking area, an emblematic spot within the Cigales Designation of Origin. Visitors may also make their way up to the La Ermita viewpoint to admire the breathtaking views over the Pisuerga Valley.

    The municipalities that line the Cigales Wine Route boast a wealth of heritage, reflecting the important role they played in the history of this region. 

Monasterio Santa María de Palazuelos

  • Address: Autovía A-62, salida 109. Valladolid.
  • Schedules: Summer 23rd of April / 1st of November: Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
    Winter. November 1 / April 22: Saturdays and Sundays, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. (Closed from November 2 to November 30)
    Guided tour: Sundays 12:00 (except November).
    Concerted guided tour for groups: Any day of the week.
  • GPS: 41.753016, -4.633439
  • Phone: +34 605 682 097
  • Email: turismo@aytocabezondepisuerga.es
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Description: The Monastery of Santa María de Palazuelos, founded in the 13th century, was home to the head of the chapter of the Cistercian Order in the Kingdom of Castile. It is conveniently located next to the A-62 highway. Although the church is all that remains of this once majestic building, it is living proof of the historic Spanish Confiscation that took place in the 19th century. Activity is steadily returning to the site through a series of archaeological excavations, guided tours and cultural activities such as concerts and business meetings. In the past, the monastery played host to major figures from history including Alphonse XI, María de Molina, Charles I, Philip II and Philip IV.
  • Experience: A guided tour of the monastery rooms, including highlights such as the sacristy and grisaille paintings.

Bodega Aula de Interpretación (Museo del Vino)

  • Address: Calle Atrio de la Iglesia, s/n. C.P. 47194. (Desde la Oficina de Turismo) Valladolid.
  • Schedules: Winter: Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. From Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10.00am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm.
    Summer: Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • GPS: 41.743932891897046, -4.761232290856242
  • Phone: +34 605 682 097
  • Email: turismomucientes@gmail.com
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Description: The Mucientes Winery-Visitor Centre (Wine Museum) is a magnificent underground exhibition space providing a fascinating insight into the crucial role wine has played in the history of these towns and villages since at least the 16th century, the date these cellars were constructed in the district known as ‘Cuarto de San Pedro’. Murals by Manuel Sierra line the delightful walk to the museum, filled with the rich aroma of wine.

    Not far from this wine cellar are the ruins of the castle where Joanna I and Philip the Fair held court in Mucientes in 1506. 

  • Experience: Book a tour to discover this underground treasure and marvel at the people that have made wine using traditional methods for many centuries. The Mucientes Tourist Information Office also offers free tours of the Church of San Pedro, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC in its Spanish initials). 

Iglesia Santiago de Cigales - Catedral del Vino

  • Address: Calle Valentin Madruga, 1. 47270. Valladolid.
  • Schedules: Winter (October 1 to May 31) Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm. Summer (June 1 to September 30) Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Sundays and Holidays (all year) from 11am to 2pm.
  • GPS: 41.75819360217879, -4.6996888518333435
  • Phone: +34 697 726 198
  • Email:  turismo@cigales.gob.es
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     Accessibility
  • Language: Español
  • Description: Around this time, work also began in Cigales on the Church of Santiago Apóstol (declared an Asset of Cultural Interest), which became known as the ‘Wine Cathedral’ due to its vast proportions, a reflection of the importance and prosperity of Cigales at the time, the proximity of the Court in Valladolid and the fact that numerous noblemen lodged in the town. 
  • Experience: Book a tour at the Cigales Tourist Information Office to learn more about the history of this building and two key references: wine and the role of Brother Antonio Alcalde, Bishop of Guadalajara in Mexico.

Bodega Tradicional Cigaleña

  • Address: Calle Valentin Madruga, 1. Oficina Turismo Cigales.
  • Schedules: Winter (October 1 to May 31) Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm. Summer (June 1 to September 30) Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Sundays and Holidays (all year) from 11am to 2pm.
  • GPS: 41.75862778003545, -4.6991899609565735
  • Phones: +34 697 726 198
  • Email:  turismo@cigales.gob.es
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Description: 2008 saw the last wine to be produced in the underground cellar belonging to Maria Luisa Centeno and her husband Emiliano Barrigón, members of the saga of Cigales’ famous wine producers. Today the site houses the Cigañela Traditional Winery, open to visitors eager to discover how wine was made using traditional methods up until a short time ago. The tour also includes a tasting session of the region’s characteristic DO Cigales rosé wine.
  • Experience: Venture underground to discover where the wine drunk in Valladolid was made. Discover the story behind colloquial expressions in Spanish such as “joder la marrana” (a vulgar expression for ‘messing somebody about’) and various wine-related legends.

Restaurante La Dama de la Montilla

  • Address: Calle Travesía de la Motilla, 2, 47194. Fuensaldaña.
  • Schedules: From Monday to Sunday from 12.00 to 17.00. and from 20.30 to 00.00 h. Closed: Wednesday and Sunday night.
  • GPS: 41.70595, -4.76488
  • Phone: +34 983 581 029
  • Email:  ladamadelamotilla@ladamadelamotilla.com 
  • Web: go to the web
  • Access:     
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Description: Belonging to the International Organization of cooks Euro-Toques, opens its doors for the first time in 1996, in the premises of the old club of Fuensaldaña. Its careful decoration “Art Decó”, similar to that of a Spanish spa of the early twentieth century, creates a cozy atmosphere, which makes it the ideal place to celebrate from a congress, wedding, communion, christening, family dinner, dinner company … until an intimate dinner. Always enjoying the best attention and of course not the best modern and creative cuisine. During the week, you can also taste Menus of the Day, and on Sundays and Holidays the Restaurant offers a variety of pinchos to drink with a DO Cigales wine.
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