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5 different ways to discover the Rueda Wine Route’s grape harvest

14 September, 2022

The grape harvesting season along the Rueda Wine Route offers a wide range of proposals that allow visitors to enjoy wine tourism experiences. We have selected 7 of the most worthwhile options for international visitors. These experiences should not be missed.

  1. Distinct wine tasting sessions in unique settings: Wine tastings that feature pairing with cheeses and other local products in emblematic wineries and locations as impressive as the Castronuño National Park and the La Mota castle. These experiences also include live music.
  2. Grape harvest under the stars: The concept of night harvesting is a growing trend in Castilla, a region which features huge differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures, because it allows producers to harvest a fresher and significantly less oxidised grape. Visitors have the opportunity to be enthralled by the spectacular starry sky that sits above the vineyards during the harvest, providing an extra special experience.
  3. Unforgettable walks: September is the most special time of year to get lost in the 'mares de vid' (Seas of vines) by taking relaxing walks through the vineyards. Many wineries along the Route hold vineyard tours where visitors can discover the secrets of how grapes are cared for and see them harvested with their own eyes.
  4. Wine festivals: Town’s across this wine-growing region hold attractive festivals to mark the grape harvest and some of them have been denominated as events of Regional Tourism Interest.
  5. Grape harvest gastronomy: During the grape harvesting season, local pastry chefs make special sweet treats. Cheese, one of the flagship products of the Route, also takes centrestage in wine tasting events with pairings.
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