Ribera del Duero
Well known and loved by wine enthusiasts, the wines from Spain's Ribera del Duero region in Castilla-León include such legendary names as Vega Sicilia, Pingus, and Mauro. Beyond the prestigious bodegas, Ribera del Duero boasts numerous enchanting wineries to visit.
Beyond wine, the area is home to amazingly well preserved castles–the best I have seen in Spain–; sublime charcuterie from nearby Guijelo; rich lechazo (roast baby lamb) and cochinillo (roast suckling pig); some of the best sheep's milk cheese in Spain; luxurious five-star hotels; a new Michelin-star restaurant.
Succulent lamb and robust sheep's milk cheeses pair perfectly with the wines in Ribera del Duero. Vega Sicilia and Pingus rank among the world's best wines, but there are many other great wines here. Together with neighboring Toro and Cigales wine regions, the Ribera del Duero is worthy of a few days trying the wines and indulging in food from classic tapas to Michelin-starred innovations.
We can design a custom trip for you in the Ribera del Duero wine region. Starting in Madrid and visiting Segovia en route to the region works well. A visit to Ribera del Duero can also include Burgos and the Rioja region, ending in San Sebastian or Bilbao. Contact us to begin planning your journey to Spanish wine country.