SURROUNDINGS OF MONTEPEDROSO
The Rueda Designation of Origin was recognized on January 12, 1980 by an order of the Ministry of Agriculture and was the first DO in Castilla y León.
The protected production area is made up of 74 municipalities, of which 53 are located in the south of the province of Valladolid, 17 in the west of Segovia and 4 in the north of Ávila. The largest vineyard area is concentrated in the municipalities of Serrada, La Seca and Rueda, where Finca Montepedroso is located.
The municipality of Rueda is nestled between two hills bathed by the Zapardiel river. Its name is linked to wine and, probably, since Roman times there have been vineyards in the locality with the Verdejo variety as the main variety. autochthonous grape characteristic capable of resisting cold and drought.
Rueda today lives from and for the cultivation of vineyards, winemaking and tourism. In this sense, it also has an important historical-artistic ensemble. The baroque Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción was built in the eighteenth century and surprises with a beautiful facade by Pedro de Sierra. In the interior, it is necessary to observe its main altarpiece, a carved wooden lectern and the Hispanic-Flemish triptych of the XVI century of painting on board in the sacristy, which can be visited by contacting the Town Hall.
The Ermita de la Cuba is another unique building, so named because the neighbors poured wine into a vat and then sold it to obtain money to finance its construction. It is made of brick as a whole, although the door and entrance are made of stone. It keeps an altarpiece with a Crucified Christ of the XVII century and a bust of the Dolorosa of the XVIII century.
On a small hill, with a nice panoramic view of the whole village, we find the Ermita de San José, a recent construction, but worth a visit to enjoy the scenery.
Rueda also has a wide range of restaurants and lodging facilities and is located half an hour (41 kilometers) from Valladolid, the capital of Castilla y León and one of Spain’s emerging cities, with a population of over 1,000 inhabitants. extraordinary cultural offerThe city has an incomparable historical and artistic heritage, as well as an irresistible gastronomic and touristic offer.