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Valencia is part of the Comunidad Valenciana region, with a history of wine-making that dates back thousands of years. For a long stretch it had been synonymous with bulk wine, but more recently producers are using more stylized techniques for quality bottling. 
 
It is divided in to four subzones: 
 
*Alto Turia in the northeast. This is a mountainous area with vines planted at very high altitudes. This primarily white wine-making subzone grows Merseguera and Macabeo grapes. 
*Valentino in the northwest. Gentle slopes and a Mediterranean climate are suitable for the growth of Semillon, Chardonnay and Tempranillo.
*Moscatel in the center, near the city of Valencia. This low-altitude, hot climate is best suited for growing the grapes for which the area is named. And for producing the luscious sweet wine that eventually made the region famous.
*Clariano in the south is suited for growing a number of different grapes. Many white grapes are cultivated, including Read more »

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  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Alicante Bouschet

    History of the grape: Like all good biographies, the rise and fall of Alicante Bouschet begins with its grandparents....

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Tarima Hill Monastrell 2012

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Tarima Hill Monastrell 2012

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Tarima Hill Monastrell 2012

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • The more I think on it the more I conclude that Valencia needs more time. Is the industry there to the place where a quick one day strike will wow you? Not so sure. Several good makers in the area, though I'm not sure on their Bobal offerings, and they're spread around the place with one of them down Murcia way. Nor do I know if they're receivin... Read More

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  • So some of those places are near Madrid but it's pretty exhausting getting ... ... are the wine regions of Valencia, Jumilla, etc. However, it's worth going there anyway. In fact, almost all of the places mentioned are worth seeing just for themselves.In Lyon for example, you can reach Beaujolais quickly and it's friendly and cheap. And Lyon ... Read More

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  • DMCKER- thanks for the info. You are probably right about Rioja. It looks like ... ... flights directly to Valencia. But the hotel is cheap in Madrid, and the train ride to Requena-Utiel looks to be 1.5 hours and are running both early in the morning and late at night. I do like pretty much all of the Spanish grapes- it does seems Spain is my... Read More

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  • So Greg, I'm pretty ignorant about Bobal, Utiel Requena and Valencia's immediate wine regions. Minimal web research brings up quick options like Murviedro (just using them to stimulate discussion; not in any position to recommend for or against them), but I can't ever remember even having any of their wines, nor have I tried to chase down any re... Read More

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  • Jumilla, Alicante, Rioja and Ribera del Duero are all within reach of Madrid as well- though Valencia may work better with regards to transportation timing.They seem to all have wine tourism web sites up, with lists of wineries that can be visited. Perhaps that would be better than a packaged tour that stops at 2 wineries.Narrowing it down.Thank... Read More

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  • Didn't bother mentioning Madrid as a base because a) that's talking ... del Duero is much closer but Valencia still seems the smaller, more accessible area and easier to cope with. And it'll likely be warmer, too. I'd start talking first with #3 (intothevineyard) and see how customizable a visit could be made for you, at what price. Then I'd g... Read More

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  • So I've put together two workable (perhaps a little crazy) ... to Frankfurt & head homeValencia-Wed afternoon, return my car then fly EuroAir to Madrid (this flight is very cheap)Stay in hotel next to Madrid airportEarly Thursday AM, taxi to Atocha train station, take Renfe train to ValenciaPackaged Valencia / Requena tour, followed by dinnerLa... Read More

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