Spain has a lot going for it – fantastic weather, beautiful beaches and historic cities to name just a few. But there is even more to this fascinating country which, if you are a wine lover and connoisseur, will be music to your ears. There are many wine routes to explore – it really is a case of taking your pick from the best on offer when on cheap holidays to spain.

Northern Spain Route

The north of Spain is home to some of the best wineries in the whole country, if not Europe. Very few places on earth can boast such a rich array of wine producing regions so close to each other. The Basque Country, Navarra and La Rioja are just three of these regions which are set to the backdrop of relaxing villages and crowd free roads. If you love wine and a relaxing way of life, there is nothing better than a northern Spain wine tour!

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Jerez Wine Tour

In the south of Spain sits the town of Jerez. Here, the conditions are often hot and dry, which is the perfect conditions for the production of sherry – a type of wine itself. If you want to explore the wineries, most are open throughout the mornings and only charge around 3 Euros for entrance. The oldest winery dates back over 250 years, so this region certainly has history that wine and sherry lovers will simply love.

Ribera del Duero Wine Region

The Ribera del Duero wine region is one of the most famous in Spain and sits centrally, just 120km from the capital city Madrid. The Tempranillo grape is what creates the gorgeous wine here, with the area’s hilly terrain and hot summers making it a perfect wine producing region. There are said to be over 250 wineries here – meaning if you hire a car or a bicycle you can spend all day exploring the wineries, tasting the produce and soaking up the laid back atmosphere which the region is famous for.

Wine and Spain naturally go hand in hand. If you find yourself stuck as to how to spend your next few weeks off, very cheap holidays to Spain should always be an option on the table.

Written by Ricky Durrance for Beat the Brochure.

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