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Tasting the wine from Ciudad Real Route

Tasting the wine from Ciudad Real Route

Castilla La Mancha, with the European largest production of wine, is considered  “The world biggest wineyard”. The province of Ciudad Real has 5 European Wine Protected Apellations of Origin: D.O. La Mancha, D.O. Valdepeñas, D.O. Pago Casa del Blanco, D.O. Pago Dehesa del Carrizal y D.O. Pago Florentino, there is also a Protected Geographical Protection: Castilla Land Wines.

Wines from La Mancha are part of our cultural roots. This route will show us that the wine culture is more alive than ever before, in constantly development, with new processes of elaboration and the enhancement ot the terroir. In Ciudad Real it is producing high quality wines with very reasonable prices, leaving behind the bad reputation of our wines, when quantity was over quality.

We invite you to know the history of our wineyards and wineries, and how our hospitality industry has successfully promoted and valued one of our more treasured products.

Points of interest:

Pago del Vicario

  • Address: Ctra. CM-412 (Ciudad Real-Porzuna) Km. 16. 13196. Las Casas (Ciudad Real)
  • GPS: 39.041531, -4.018466
  • Phone: +34 926 666 027 / 926 666 028
  • Email: reservas@pagodelvicario.com
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  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Description: Wine Tourism Resort Pago del Vicario. A unique space composed of a hotel, a restaurant, a winery and its our wineyards where there is a mix between an innovative design and the tradition of several generations of wine-growers. We are located 9 km from Ciudad Real, on the banks of the Guadiana river, between the National Parks of Cabañeros and Tablas de Daimiel and near the Archaeological Site of Alarcos.

    We have an extension of 130 hectares where it is possible to make different enotourism activities.

    Our modern winery, in the shape of a telescope, is blended with the landscape of the Toledo Mountains and the ondulating vineyards terrain

  • Main product: Different grapes varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha tintorera, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Graciano for red wines; Chardannay and Suavignon blanc for white wines.

  • Main offer: 

Guided visit to the winery and tasting, every day at 13:00 hours, booking in advance.


    • Visit with 1 wine + 1 tapa: 6 €/people
    • Visit with 3 wines + 3 tapas: 12 €/people
    • Booking at the restaurant: Visit with 1 wine + 1 tapa: Free of cost
    • Visit with 3 wines + 3 tapas: 6 €/people  


– 1 night accomodation, continental breakfast included, for two people

– Visit to the winery ans tasting of 1 wine + 1 tapa). Timetable: 13.00 hours and always under previous reservation.

– 1 bottle of Monagos 2011 red wine as a gift (per room)

– 1 luch or dinner for 2 people.

– Price: 135 €/night  


– 1 night accomodation, continental breakfast for 2 people

– Wellcome gift in the room.

– Visit to the winery with tasting of 1 wine + 1 tapa). Timetable: 13.00 hours and always under previous reservation.

– 1 bottle of Petit Verdot rosé wine as a gift (per room)

– 1 lunch or dinner for 2 people.

– Price: 142 €/night 

  • Resident’s tip: Stay at this hotel and walk along the banks of the Guadiana River is a great experience for the senses
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Bodegas Naranjo

  • Address: Felipe II, 5. 13150. Carrión de Calatrava (Ciudad Real)
  • Opening hours: Visit + Tasting: Saturdays (from 11:30 until 13:00). Gourmet Visit and Tasting with the winemaker available under previous demand
  • GPS: 39.021401 -3.817389
  • Phone: +34 926 81 41 55
  • Email: info@bodegasnaranjo.com
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  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Descripction: Winery, already 300 years old, mix the classic and contemporary architecture
  • Main product: It is used the following grapes varieties: Airen, Macabeo, Small Grain Moscate, Moscatel of Alejandria and Sauvignon blanc for white wines; Tempranillo and Syrah for red wines, from almost 2000 hectares of wineyards
  • Main offer: This winery has been always pionners in elaborating quality wines (red or white wine). They are under different European Certified Apellations of Origin; D.O. La Mancha, IGP Tierra de Castilla (Calatrava Land) and Certified Quality Brand CUEVA (for sparkling wines).


    – Visit to the winery + 3 wines tasting + Dish of Iberian cured meat. Price: 20.00 €. (Saturdays, at 11:30 hours). Prior booking is required. Duration:1,30 h. 

    – Gourmet visit; Visit to the winery + 5 wines tasting + several tapas. Price: 35.00 €. Suitable timetable, prior booking is required. Minimum 8 people. Duration: 2,30 h.                                           

    – Tasting with our winemaker: Visit to the winery + 6 wines tasting (with our expert) + several tapas  Price: 35 €. From Mondays to Fridays, prior booking is required. Minimum 8 people.

  • Resident’s tip: Don’leave this village without visiting Calatrava La Vieja. Bodegas Naranjo is very near of the Archaeological Site of Calatrava La Vieja, one of the most important Almohad settlements in Spain and home of the Military Order of Calatrava
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Encomienda de Cervera

  • Address: CM-4111, 17, 13270 Almagro (Ciudad Real)
  • Opening hours: Visits from Monday to Sunday under prior booking
  • Phone: +34 926 10 20 99
  • Email: info@encomiendadecervera.com
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  • Languages: Spanish and English.
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Description: Encomienda de Cervera has a history of con 3 centuries. The Encomienda was granted by Felipe V in 1741 to the Count of Valdeparaiso and ratified by Felipe VI and, finally, by Carlos III in 1758. It is located in the municipal district of Almagro, in the heart of the Calatrava Volcanic Massif, on the banks of the Jabalón River. With almost 1000 hectares, there are several volcanus, such as LA HINIESTA Volcano (Strombolian-type), or the MAAR DE CERVERA, hidromagmatic-type volcano, which was declared a Natural Munumentovolcanes in 1999.

  • Main product: The old Tempranillo Cencibel Vineyards has been extended in 60 Hectares, planting other clones ot the Tempranillo grape variety, certified by the Rioja (RJ-51), the Ribera del Duero (CL-79) and the Toro (CL306) Certified Apellations of Origin. We can also find other red grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Graciano) and white grape varieties (Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Verdejo, Albariño and Airen).    

    On the Olive grove, we can find the traditional three-feet plantation of the Cornicabra olive variety, with over 200 years old, and a new 100 Ha-plantation of Picual, Alfafara, Changlot, Royal Changlot, Arroniz, Pajarera and Coratina Olive varieties, all of them are very different but with a fertile rooted in the volcanic lands.

  • Main offer: Guided visit and tasting in the winery and mill, located in a privileged surroundings (Maar de Cervera and La Hiniesta Vulcanus). Mix gastronomy and nature. OPTIONS:

    • Price OLEOTOURISM: Adults: 19.00 €. Children: >6-12 yearts old 12€      
    • Price OLEOTOURISM+Tousts-Breakfast: Adult: 24.00 €. Children: >6-12 years old 15€.
    • Price ENOTOURISM: Adults: 19.00 €. Children: >6-12 years old 12€   
  • Resident’s tip: Tie in the visit to this mill-winery with a walk to know the Maar of “la Hoya del Cervera”. It is placed inside the properties and it is one of the main natural monuments of the volcanic area named Calatrava Land.

    Very near of this mill-winery we can find the “Sacro Convento of Calatrava La Nueva” Cattle. last residence of the Calatrava Military Order, with an amazing panoramic viiew of the Calatrava Land.

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Museo del Vino de Valdepeñas

  • Address: Calle Princesa, 39. 13300. Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real)
  • GPS: 38.760558 -3.393257
  • Opening hours:


    – From Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10:30 until 14:00 and from 17:00 until 20:00 hours.

    – Sundays and public holidays, from 11:00 until 14:00 hours.

    – Closed on Mondays.

  • Phone: +34 926 32 11 11
  • Email: reservas@museodelvinovaldepenas.es
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  • Language: Spanish.
  • Description:The museum is located over an ancient wine cellar of Leocadio Morales, dated from 1901, which lived intensely the commercializing and exporting height of the wines from Valdepeñas in the beginning of last century.

    This museum allows the visitor knowing the evolution of the cultural practices of the grapevine and the elaboration of the soup through its monographic building in an educative and interactive way.

    Inside, it gathers all the history and tradition of the Designation of Valdepeñas Origin, the efforts, the bustle towards the quality started in the 60s and has resulted on “the new generation of wines of Valdepeñas.” This is captured in the structure of the building, functionalist style that, as a big monolith in its façade, burst in the typical valdepeñera wine cellar.

  • Main product: Visit to the exhibition
  • Main offer: Under demand and depending on the requested day it is possible guided visits without increasing the general prices, with the priority of schools, secondary schools, groups, retired people assotiations and other kind of groups.

    The duration of a visit depends on the kind of group and its disponibility, We suit your needs.

    • Prices

      – Single ticket: 3 €.

      – Reduced price ticket: 1.50 € (retired person, disabled people, young people with student identification card)

      – Groups: From 10 until 20 people (30 €). From 21 until 40 people (60 €). Over 40 people (120 €)

  • Resident’s tip: Ideal for visiting in family, this museum, part of the Valdepeñas Wine Route, show us the history and evolution of the European Protected Apellation of Origin “Valdepeñas”

    Tie in the visit to this museum with a tour in Valdepeñas, the City of the Wine, visiting its museums, monuments and wineries.

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Antigua Bodega Los Llanos

  • Address: Calle Castellanos, 92. 13300. Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real)
  • Opening hours: From 12:00 to 02:00 hours, Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays, from 12:00 to 17:00 hours.
  • GPS: 38.766159 -3.383923
  • Phone: +34 926 31 20 00 / 620 69 53 23
  • Email: comercial@laantiguabodegalosllanos.es
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  • Idiomas: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Description: Located in the centre of Valdepeñas, LA ANTIGUA BODEGA LOS LLANOS is an old winery dated in 1875 that shows us the ancient origins and the old processes of elaboration at that times. Like other wineries constructed during the last third on the 19th century it is comprised by a courtyard, winery on the ground floor and cave. Speaking about the original cave, it was extended thanks to the purchase of several caves placed at San Marcos and Castellanos streets. The famous builder Eugenio Vélez Fernández built a structure of galleries dug out the limestone rock. Its access is through a large staircase, also dugs our the rock. It is still preserved the strips to bring down tanks and barrels. The different galleries are connected by narrow aisles.
  • Main product: Visit to the winery and caves. There is a restaurant that offers, among other options, traditional manchega cuisine
  • Main offer: Guided visits to the winery and caves. It is also available tasting and paired lunches inside the winery. Prior booking is requested
  • Resident’s tip: Ideal for visiting in family. There is a cave with different corridors, filled with wine barrels
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Grupo Montes Norte

  • Adress: Paseo del Prado, 2. 13001. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30 hours (closed Saturdays afternoon and Sundays)
  • GPS: 38.98594, -3.92974
  • Phone: +34 926 22 91 48 / 926 80 26 40
  • Email: comunicacion@grupomontesnorte.com
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  • Access:   Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Description: Grupo Montes Norte is a second-grade cooperative set up to improve the business management of production, processing and marketing of its member cooperatives. The origin of its cooperatives dates back to 1915, with more than 7,500 families, who are part of this great project, and 6 cooperatives that have emerged from more than 30 mergers in the provinces of Ciudad Real and Badajoz, and which today constitute: Stmo. Cristo del Espíritu Santo, Nuestra Señora de la Fe, Almazarera la Encarnación, Oleovinícola La Laboreña, San Antonio Abad, Santo Cristo de la Antigua with olive oil mills, wineries and reception centres spread throughout both provinces.
  • Main products: It offers mainly extra virgin olive oil, wine and a wide range of quality products from La Mancha.
  • Main offer:

    Initiation Pack:

    • OLIVE OIL OR WINE TASTING, essential to learn to appreciate the great secrets of both products that, despite being so close to us in our daily lives, are for many people a perfect stranger.

    • DURATION – 1:30 hours

    • MINIMUM GROUP – 10 people.

    • 15€/person

Deluxe 2 in 1 Pack:

    • OLIVE OIL AND WINE TASTING. We start with an introduction to the world of oils and taste 2 varieties that will help us to realise the great possibilities of this product. We continue with the wines to taste a red and a white wine. We finish with some aperitifs.
    • DURATION – 2 hours
    • MINIMUM GROUP – 10 people.
    • 25€/person

Advanced Pack:

    • INDUSTRY VISIT (winery or oil Mill), where experts in the field will explain each of the processes that the product goes through from the moment of arrival straight to the production process.
    • OIL OR WINE TASTING After visiting the industry we will taste different wines or olive oils, depending on the chosen theme and a professional will explain the tasting phases to enjoy the product 100%.
    • DURATION – 2 hours
    • MINIMUM GROUP – 10 people. 30€/person
    • Large time available.
    • Prior registration
  • Resident’s tip: It is available a wide selection of products for gifts, scalable both in prices and qualities.

Caballeros Andantes

  • Address: Ciudad Real
  • Opening hours: From 12:00 to 02:00 hours, Mondays to Saturdays. Sundays, from 12:00 to 17:00 hours.
  • Phone: +34 667 552 882
  • Email: info@caballerosandantes.com
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  • Access:   
  • Languages: Spanish and English
  • Level of interest: 5
  • Description: Incoming agency of gastronomic tourism, which offers different activities of guided visits and food tours around the city and province
  • Main product: Guided visits to Ciudad Real accompanied by gastronomic experiences (tapas route or tasting menus).
  • Main offer: Guided visits to Ciudad Real accompanied by a tapas tour in several local gastronomic places. It is offered both tapas make with traditional products and high quality wines.
  • Resident’s tip: We highly recommend you to make this food tour. This is the best way to discover Ciudad Real, its monuments as well as its gastronomic excellences and excellent wines.
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Miami Gastro Bar Restaurante

  • Address: Av. del Rey Santo, 2, 13002 Ciudad Real, Cdad. Real
  • Opening hours: From 08:00h until 24:00 hours from Mondays to Fridays. Saturdays open at 10:00 hours. Closed on Sundays
  • GPS: 38.982588 -3.929399
  • Phone: +34 926 921 943
  • Email: miamip2005@yahoo.es
  • Access: Accessibility
  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 4
  • Description: Restaurant Miami Gastro offers a renovated market cuisine, merging a creative cuisine and the latest trends with fresh products from this region, without forgetting the traditional roots. 
  • Main product: Extensive menu for both dishes and tapas
  • Main offer: Tasting menu paired with a wine selection from the region for 30 €. Selected wine list is also available
  • Resident’s tip: A classic restaurant in Ciudad Real, with a very nice and selected atmosphere 
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La Posada del Sol

  • Adress: Plaza Mayor, 8. 13001. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: De lunes a domingo de 8:00h a 17:00 y de 19:30 a 01:00 h.
  • GPS: 38.985439 -3.928809
  • Phone: +34 926 96 18 17
  • Email: info@laposadadelsol.es
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 4
  • Description: Under the incomparable setting of a 18th century old House Coaching Inn, Eduardo Marfil and Rafael Romero have made at La Posada del Sol a special place with its own personality, not only in a gastronomic point of view but also in its architecture. 

    Located at Plaza Mayor, its decoration is divided in two floors that rescue the living history of Ciudad Reak, in the middle of a magic environment, where the modern and the dated come together, keeping mixing the old elements of this house coanching inn (one of the two located at Ciudad Real main square). The upper floor is presided by a beautiful and innovated picture of the artist Joaquín Barón, who has immortalized in it La Posada del Sol owners.

  • Main products: La Posada del Sol restaurant reinvent the traditional  Don Quixote cuisine offering dishes like wrap of cured beef from León with foie, crispy cabbage kale and cream of pumpkin, Burguer of certified bullk from Esla Valley (León), grilled Manchego lamb chops, cod fillet with manchego pisto or risotto with red prawns and seasonal vegetables.l

    Regarding our wines offfer, La Posada del Sol has an important selection of wines ftom different apellations of origin: La Mancha, Valdepeñas, vinos de pago de Castilla La Mancha, Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla, etc.

  • Main offer: Menus paired with wines from the terroir, gastronomic manchego menu, wine tastings, etc.
  • Resident’s tip: Please take a wine from the area, paired with a traditional tapa on the first floor terraze, where peace is breathed
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Doña Carmen Gourmet

  • Address: Calle Calatrava, 11. 13004. Ciudad Real.
  • Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays, from 09:30 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30 hours (Saturdays only morning time. Closed on Sundays)
  • GPS: 38.987568, -3.927155
  • Phone: +34 926 22 05 15
  • Email: donacarmengourmet@gmail.com
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  • Languages: Spanish.
  • Level of interest: 4
  • Description: The historical shop Supermarke, ran for Pablo Romero for 50 years, boasts from november 2019 a new image.

    They are his sisters, Inma and Marga, that have know decided to follow this shop, promoting high quality food products in Doña Carmen Gourmet, where they offer a wide range and best market products without loosing their personal attention, watchword of this local shop.

    From its opening, the base of this business has been the relationship with their clients. We know that there are a lot of gourmet shop what it is for us a challenge. We want to remain your favourite shop.

  • Main Product: High-quality Manchego products

  • Main offer: Wines, cheeses, game meat, pulses, preserves, olive oil, etc. It is also avalible products from other Spnaish regions and shop on line
  • Resident’s tip: Ask for a basket with a selection of La Mancha traditional products. An Ideal gift
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