Route of the Rueda and Toro Wine

Discover the town of Rueda, nerve centre of winemaking activity giving rise to the Rueda Denomination of Origin.

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
Although being a producer of white, rosé and red wines, the Rueda Denomination of Origin has won a place on the Spanish winemaking scene thanks to the white verdejo variety, lending its whites a powerful perfume.

Discover the town of Rueda, nerve centre of winemaking activity giving rise to the Rueda Denomination of Origin and housing the headquarters of the Regulatory Council and the Castile and Leon Wine Research Centre.

Visitors will find a lot on offer to discover at the city of Toro Vega, lying very close to Serrada and Nava del Rey - included on the list of areas covered by the Tordesillas DO - and where the document dividing the new world into two parts was signed at the Casas del Tratado. The Riberas de Castronuño-Vegas del Duero Nature Area is close by, between the municipal areas of Pollos, Castronuño and Villafranca de Duero.
Day 2
The Toro Denomination of Origin falls within the Zamora county the Duero splits to the north into the Land of Bread and to the south into the Land of Wine. The importance of the vineyards may be seen in Zamora towns such as Venialbo, El Pego, Valdefinjas and Sanzoles, amongst others, where good examples of popular bodega architecture are preserved, showing the entire area's traditional links to the industry.

This is also the case with Valladolid towns such as Pedrosa del Rey and Villafranca de Duero. Toro is the capital of these wines and where the Regulatory Council is based, with the banks along the fast-flowing river being covered with countless vines.

The town preserves part of its castle as well as La Corredora and the Arco del Reloj gates from the 18th century. In addition to all this, the countless beautiful attractions and monuments in the city of Zamora should be mentioned.
Day 3
After a couple of days uncovering the world of wine, head to the Baroque 18th-century Plaza Mayor, open your eyes and be seduced by its harmonious beauty. The journey around the city starts from this lively spot.

Discover the many monuments such as the 15th-century Casa de las Conchas, the 13th-century Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries or the 16th-century University, as well as the many churches, palaces and archives.

The city of Salamanca is a treasure trove of monuments, where the bustle of the university beats in non-stop cultural activity. The surrounding region of Armuña (Castellanos de Villiquera, Monterrubio, Gomecello, La Velles) is famous for its vegetables with the La Plata Trail towards Saragossa passing through. To the south lie Arapiles and Mozarbez. Ledesma is another historically interesting monumental town lying in the Salamanca meadowland.