Alicante Wine Tour
The various wines of Alicante can be surprisingly good if you know what you're looking for, and a great way to discover the delights of the region is on an Alicante wine tour. Inland from Alicante are the two major wine producing regions of Yecla and Jumilla, and within the Yecla Valley region is the area known as Vinalopó where the Alicante wine tour is conducted. The area is a popular tourist attraction for wine enthusiasts and receives many visitors each year, although when visiting as part of a tour group you can relax and enjoy tasting the various wines in the safe knowledge that someone else is doing the driving 🙂
Alicante Wine Tour
The Alicante wine tour is organised by the well established Mandarina Blue who operate a number of local tours to a variety of interesting attractions, as well as experiences such as a paella rice cooking lesson. Accompanied by your guide, the tour departs from various places in Alicante province, although the shortest journey is from Alicante City. Heading out of the city you pass through some wonderful countryside, vineyards, almond and citrus groves and picturesque valleys and mountains before arriving at the Bodega (winery) in Vinalopó.
This is one of only ten wineries worldwide that produce the famous Fondillón red wine with a semi sweet taste and quite strong alcohol content produced by overripe Monastrell grapes. Aged for around 10 years, the wine has been coveted since medieval times and pairs well with the boisterous flavours of blue cheese and chocolate. After a tour of the winery where your guide will take you through the manufacturing and ageing process, the serious business of wine tasting awaits. Accompanied by a few complimentary snacks you will get to try at least three different wines before heading off to lunch in a popular local restaurant.
- Pick up at around 10:00 & drop off around 17:00
- Comfortable mini bus transport
- Winery tour and tasting including snacks
- Stop for lunch (optional and not included in the tour price)
- Minimum group of 10 persons