Sierra de Gredos displays a really beautiful landscape; surrounded by mountains (Gredos mountains) where Grenache (Garnacha) is the queen grape variety. Here you will find some powerful red wines made with Grenache and also some others with character but less colored in a Pinot Noir style from Burgundy. Vineyards here are planted at 900 meters altitude. The distance from Madrid to Sierra de Gredos is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
This tour includes guided visits to two wineries, where you will have the opportunity to witness their winemaking process firsthand. You will immerse yourself in the world of wine as knowledgeable experts share insights into the unique terroir of Sierra de Gredos and enlighten you about two different winemaking styles while also having the possibility of adding a delicious 3-course lunch (contact us for a quote).
|‘The wines were all amazing and symbolic of the region!! We were also treated to delicious snacks as we sipped our wine’|
Example of Itinerary
During the first winery visit we will savor the red Garnacha and aromatic Albillo Real that will surprise your palate. We will carry out a guided tour of the centenary vineyards, where you will learn about the winemaking and ageing process and uncover the ecological care behind it.
We will then head to the second winery where you will experience the vineyard landscape, the harvest process and grape stomping first-hand. Here you will enjoy a wine tasting with a selection of local wines and learn about the distinctive characteristics and flavors of the region during another fantastic tasting experience.
|‘Great tour guide, great experience, and great wine. Would highly recommend. Not your typical tourist attraction.’|
Located 160 km from Madrid, 80 km from Ávila, 45 minutes from Plasencia, and 1 hour from Salamanca, we encounter the Sierra de Gredos. Connected to four autonomous communities, whose influence can be appreciated in the traditional dishes of its gastronomy. Among the emblematic dishes of the region, we can find “patatas revolconas”, made of boiled potatoes with Candeleda paprika, bay leaf, and garlic. The potatoes are cooked until they almost disintegrate, resembling a puree.
Thereafter, enjoy an delightful gastronomic lunch at a local restaurant or in one of the winery tasting rooms, with an unparalleled experience and in an unforgettable setting with views of the vineyard or enjoy of a simpler experience such a workshop with an appetiser of Iberian ham and cheese.
|‘For lunch we went to an authentic restaurant of the region where we were able to visit a cellar of the 16th century’|
And last but not least you will experience the timeless magic of Sierra de Gredos as you embark on a journey to the land immortalised by “La reconquista”. This Spanish town served as a natural barrier and stronghold against Moorish invasions, with its rugged mountains and strategic location. The Christian kingdoms of Castile and Leon, fought fiercely to reclaim territories, and Gredos became a symbol of resistance and resilience.
We pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Madrid central area
HALF DAY OF JOY
With a spare day in Madrid my wife and I found Jimena and her company for the perfect winery tour in Spain. I wanted a small winery and unique tour and that is exactly what I got. Her knowledge was vast and the small organic winery we visited was amazing. The perfect personalized small winery tour. I would highly recommend anyone in the Madrid area looking for a winery experience, look up Colorful Wines!
PERFECT OUTING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Jimena put together a great half-day tour for me and my family. Along with her team, Jimena arranged for everything (including transport, tour, tasting, and light meal) so that we didn’t have to worry about anything other than enjoying our time. She was also happy to help us with tips and advice when purchasing wine from the cellar to take with us. She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about wines, speaks (at least?) English, Spanish and French fluently and makes every effort to make the experience fun and memorable. Highly recommended!
GREAT FOR SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE AS WELL!
Jimena did an amazing job! We were so happy we went for half day tour to a family owned winery with her. She gave us a lot of great wine tips, we came back home with 3 cases of great wine! 3 main things that I’d love to mention:
1. she has tours on Sundays
2. she perfectly speaks English (and as far as I know French as well)
3. she had such a personalized service, we were very happy!
You will have great time and detailed information about wine (not Spanish only).
UNIQUE, GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC!
From hotel pick-up to drop-off, Jimena and team were just fantastic! She was thoughtful, accommodating and speaks great English! We really enjoyed the entire experience–the wine tour and tasting was great. We also had fun with a quaint and private stroll through Navalcarnero, including a wonderfully delicious and authentic lunch! Not a typical “tour” by any means–so very unique and genuine–we loved it! Well worth the cost.
AMAZING WINE TOUR!
We enjoyed an amazing, informative wine tour with Jimena (the owner) as our guide. She was knowledgeable and a lot of fun for my husband, two adult and two teenage children to have as our guide. We were picked up directly at our hotel which was convenient.
Our booking was last minute so it was fantastic that we were able to go on this day trip. The winery we visited was a 5th generation family. So glad we were able to fit this into our trip. So Memorable! Truly a must do!
GREAT TOUR OF MADRID WINERY
Jimena set up a spectacular wine tour for my girlfriend and I at a small, 5-generation winery outside of Madrid. We saw everything that goes into winemaking, from touring the vineyard and tasting grapes to the bodega where the wine is fermented in huge clay tanks and finally to the ancient cellar where it sits in bottles. We finished our tour with a tasting. Jimena did a great job translating and answering all of our questions. Thanks Jimena!
PERSONALIZED AND REWARDING! A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!
Combining colorful wines, family traditions, and exceptionally educated and caring hosts, Colorful Wines has created a once in a lifetime tour experience. My wife and I loved the complete personalized atmosphere. From the 5th generation family owned and operated vineyard, to the history of the region, we were continuously impressed and inspired. Jimena and Colorful Wines’ knowledge of oenology was outstanding.
AMAZING WINE TOUR!!!
My boyfriend and I did this tour together and we absolutely loved it! Jimena,the guide and owner of the company, made this tour personal and intimate. It was just the two of us and it was an up close and personal experience. We were able to see the vineyard, a historic cellar and taste the wines guided by a fifth generation wine maker. This experience is not something a large tour company with a lot of people would have been able to do. We highly recommend this tour. You will feel VIP!!
My 3 nieces and I recently enjoyed the Half Day Wine Tour with Jimena and Colorful Wines. It was a perfect day trip from Madrid and we really enjoyed our time with the owner of a local generational winery. Jimena was knowledgeable and a great tour guide/translator for our time together. I would highly recommend Colorful Wines and Jimena for a future wine tour.
AMAZING TOUR WITH COLORFUL WINES!!!
Our hotel front desk personnel at The Mint recommended Colorful Wines and we are so grateful they did. My husband and I had a great time touring the Jose Diaz E Hijos vineyards, winery and tasting the fabulous wines. Our half day excursion was a great personalized tour with Jimena and her driver. We learned a lot of the area and the wines. JImena is so personable, knowledgeable and fun. I’ve been on a few wines tours in Napa and this tour was so much more than others.
A WONDERFUL PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE
We decided at the last minute in Madrid to book a wine tour and Jimena could not have been more accommodating. She arranged on one day’s notice to take us to a small family owned Organic winery about 35 minutes outside of Madrid. We were promptly picked up at our hotel for the scenic ride to the vineyard during which Jimena explained to us the varieties of wines in Spain. Upon our arrival at the vineyard we were greeted by the owner’s daughter…
We did the local Madrid wine tour: “Organic Bodega near Madrid & Cervantes’ Birthplace”
Jimena was a fantastic guide, the winery is a very special place with Carlos the owner and his wife being the perfect hosts. Carlos with the history of the beginnings of their winery and a walk through the vineyard, finishing with wine tasting and parings. Lunch was fantastic! Tour of the town of Alcalá de Henares is very historic and small and a perfect ending…
I recently went with some friends to a beautiful winery near Madrid, and we experienced different wines (although my favourite ones are Rioja wines, I loved the wines from Madrid DO we tasted) and also gastronomic specialties. We absolutely loved it, it was a great experience! Jimena was a wonderful guide who showed us the area, described everything in depth and detailed all the wine characteristics. We tasted fabulous wines and the winery was really nice. Would love to repeat the experience…
We visited 3 vineyards in Madrid. Passion and Knowledge for wines are the main words that come to mind when I remember Jimena; she was an excellent guide to my family and friends. I recommend her 100% to do something different and unique in Madrid.
GREAT WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE!
We enjoyed a very unique tour and visit to a family-owned winery. It was a perfect 1/2 day tip from the city. Great wine, great guide, lots of history and knowledge!