Would you fancy trying wines made by renowned producers from other Spanish regions in our winery? Now you can do exactly that thanks to the partnership with our friends at Grandes Pagos de España, an association that promotes single estate wines and of which we are members since 2010.
“The future of Spanish wine involves the defence of a territory’s identity,” explains Enrique Valero, managing director of Abadía Retuerta Le Domaine. “In this regard, our philosophy fits in perfectly with the type of wineries and vineyards that form part of Grandes Pagos.”
Grandes Pagos de España (GPE) champions terroir-driven wines which reflect the soils, climates and varieties where they are born. Abadía Retuerta joined the association in 2010, soon after Enrique Valero became managing director. Since then, Valero has been a member of its executive committee.
In 2018, wine tourism took centre stage in the association’s agenda with the launch of “Singular Tastings”. Thanks to this initiative, aficionados visiting any of the GPE wineries have the opportunity to taste the wines of other producers in the association.
Abadía Retuerta’s offer
Abadía Retuerta now offers two Grandes Pagos wine tourism experiences:
Journey across Spain involves an in-depth visit to the abbey and a 4×4 tour of our most singular vineyards to find out more about the terroir philosophy we share with the rest of the association members. The experience includes a tour of the winery and a tasting of Abadía Retuerta wines directly from the barrel . five red wines from GPE producers representing different Spanish wine regions: Finca Terrerazo (Valencia), Finca Valpiedra Reserva (Rioja), Palacio Quemado Los Acilates (Extremadura), Enrique Mendoza Estrecho (Alicante) and our Pago Negralada, born on the banks of the Duero River.
Themed tastings. The tour is the same as in the previous experience, but the tasting is focused on highlighting different styles with the following wines: Fillaboa Selección Finca Montealto, Albariño aged on its lees from Rías Baixas; Gramona III Lustros, long-ageing cava made in Penedès; Alvear 3 Miradas Vino de Pueblo, an original single-vineyard Pedro Ximénez from Montilla-Moriles which is not fortified; and two barrel-aged wines from contrasting regions: Cortijo los Aguilares Pago el Espino in Ronda (Málaga) and our own Abadía Retuerta Pago Negralada.
Both activities, which last one and a half hours, require a minimum of four people and must be booked in advance. Enrique Valero believes both experiences add an extra element of interest to Abadía Retuerta, which is visited by 6,500 wine lovers every year. To book any of these two activities, just click on the links that you will find on the names.