This day has something for every type of wine lover. You will bring a visit to some wineries and vineyards, the so-called bodegas, in the mainstream quality wine regions of Valencia. Besides the many bodegas, this day you get the change to see Valencia’s vibrant city life by night, and many of the Valencia’s nature surroundings.
Valencia, Sagunt, Cullera, Castellón de la Plana
If you want to buy a souvenir or a good wine of Valencia’s quality wine regions, in the morning you can bring a short visit to Bodegas Biosca. This is a store located at el barrio de Ruzafa in Valencia, specialized in the best Cavas, champagnes, wines and licors. For today you can choose for a bus drive of 1 hour and 20 minutes to Heretat de Taverners. In this familiar bodega you’ll have a guided tour. An expert shows you the vineyard and the phases of the elaboration process of the wines, afterwards you get the opportunity to taste two of their best wines.
In the afternoon you can ask the bus driver to bring you to the picturesque mountainous Enguera region. After 50 minutes you arrive at Bodegas Enguera that owns a 160 acres of ground for the farming of grapes. Here you’ll learn more about organic farming, their vineyards techniques and grape varieties. Another option for the afternoon program is to skip these bodegas and ask the bus driver to stop in Chiva, a small city nearby Valencia. Here you find Bodega Valsangiacomo Cherubino, a winery that gets its supply from three D.O.’s (mainstream quality-wine regions) Valencia, Utiel-Requena and Manchuela. The family originates from Switzerland and passed all knowledge on during five generations.
After a half hour bus drive from the bodega you are in Playa El Saler. Here you can enjoy a Valencian paella with fresh sea fruits in restaurante La Dehesa. Afterwards you can take a walk in national park La Albufera or along the white sandy beaches of Playa El Saler.
We suggest to ask your driver to pick you up in 2 hours, to have enough time to enjoy a paella
In the evening it is worth to take a guided tour in Barrio del Carmen. This is Valencia’s oldest part and most vibrant neighborhood by night. Plaza del Carmen is the heart of this district with a fountain, orange trees and the Carmen church. In the central street Calle de Caballeros (between Plaza de la Virgin and Torres de Cuart) you find a series of restaurants and bars. For a tasty dinner in the evening you should go to a special and innovative local, Restaurante La Lola. People dine here to understand a new type of Spanish cuisine: that one based on traditional dishes and adapted to modern times. There are regularly theme nights and performances in La Lola.