Madrid, like the rest of Spain, is a land of wine and viticulture. Although many people think of leaving the capital to discover Spanish wines, wine tourism in Madrid is one of the best experiences you can enjoy if you are visiting.
The city is home to a great number of establishments, wineries, and restaurants where you can taste both the most renowned national varieties and Madrid's own designation of origin. But just a few minutes from the capital you can also visit vineyards and do open-air tastings in some of the towns with a wine-growing tradition.
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Proposals for enjoying wine in Madrid
Through the wines of Madrid, you can discover the history, gastronomy and wine culture of the whole country. These are some of the ideas for wine tours in Madrid:
Go on a wine bar tour
A good plan to experience wine in Madrid is to go on a tour of one of the capital's wine bars, where you pair the different varieties with delicious tapas.
In Puerta de Alcalá you will find the Berria Wine Bar, a true temple of wine where you can try bottles, glasses or half-glasses on a terrace overlooking the Retiro Park. Another of the capital's quintessential establishments is La Caníbal, a bar in Lavapiés that recaptures the spirit of the local bodegas with locally produced wines in bulk. If you're looking for a traditional wine tasting experience, La Fisna offers wines by the glass and quality food in Lavapiés.
Learn all about wine
Want to know all the secrets of wine? The Pablo Morate winery, with more than 100 years of tradition, features a Wine Museum displaying all kinds of utensils used in winemaking. Guided tours include a detailed explanation of the red, white, and rosé winemaking process, a walk through the vineyards of the property and a tasting of wines selected by an oenologist.
Tasting under the stars
Just an hour from Madrid is Las Moradas de San Martín, where you can enjoy a unique experience tasting wines under the stars in the Sierra de Gredos, in a natural setting surrounded by vineyards. This winery also offers other experiences such as guided tours, wine tasting with aperitif and pruning workshops in the vineyards.
In the Real Cortijo de Aranjuez is the Bodega de Carlos III de España, the only winery of a royal house in the world, built in 1782. Here you can enjoy wine pairings, wine and cheese tasting and tasting courses, although the most unique activity is the wine casino, with gambling and wine auctions.
Luxury wine pairing at Ático restaurant
Another of the best proposals for wine tasting in Madrid is with the tasting menu at Ático restaurant, run by the renowned chef Ramón Freixa. Enjoy a casual dining experience with the tasting menu and wine pairing by Ático's sommelier.
Stay at The Principal and discover the best wines in Madrid
If you are thinking of a wine tourism getaway in Madrid and discovering the best wines in the capital, at The Principal Madrid Hotel you will find the best location in the heart of Gran Vía. Stay at our 5* hotel for a luxury stay in the heart of the capital and visit the bars, wineries and vineyards that surround Madrid. Enjoy the best price and exclusive advantages by booking directly on our website!
Wine lovers must also discover the home-grown varieties produced at Único Hotels' Finca Serena in Mallorca. A responsible, 100% organic viticulture that results in fresh and aromatic white and rosé wines. Discover them!