The best plans around wine

Imagen de la campaña promocional de visita de Semana Santa con el claim: "Somos tu Semana Santa".

The three Familia Martínez Bujanda estates are an incredible destination in themselves, with a wide and varied wine tourism offer, which will delight everyone who comes to enjoy the experience.

On this occasion, we want to show you some of the charms of the surrounding area and serve as a guide to let you know the best plans to enjoy the regions that host our vineyards.

The route of Don Quixote: a tourist destination to discover

Finca Antigua belongs to the municipality of Los Hinojosos, a picturesque village located in the province of Cuenca. An ideal destination for those who want to disconnect and explore the authenticity of country life.

In addition to visiting Finca Antigua, be sure to visit the surrounding villages, such as El Toboso, birthplace of the peerless Dulcinea with its whitewashed facades, where you can visit “La Casa de Dulcinea” (Dulcinea’s House). Also discover how people lived in a typical La Mancha mansion in the time of Cervantes, in the House-Museum of Doña Ana Martínez Zarco. Did you know that its parish church gave rise to the famous sentence “con la iglesia hemos topado”?

Another nearby town well worth a visit is Belmonte, with its imposing castle. Also linked to the universal work of Miguel de Cervantes, as it recreates the burning of books from the library of the Marquis of Villena, represented in the book as an expurgation of Don Quixote’s library.

We would not experience the Don Quixote Route in an immersive way without visiting its famous windmills and entering one of them. In the nearby town of Mota del Cuervo, you will have the opportunity to follow this route to see and learn about traditional windmills, some of which are restored and in operation.

The inns and inns of yesteryear, where Cervantes himself and his knightly knight ate, drank and stayed, are today the bars and restaurants where you can taste the rich cuisine of Castilla-La Mancha. From the zarajos, to the migas castellanas, the pisto manchego, the gachas, the lamb with its chops or in caldereta or the famous manchego cheese. Without forgetting high quality products such as black garlic or saffron.

A visit to the Archaeological Park of Segóbriga is also highly recommended: This ancient Roman city is just over 50 kilometers from Finca Antigua. You can explore its ruins, which include a theater, an amphitheater, thermal baths, aqueducts and other archaeological remains of great interest.

These are just a few examples of interesting places to visit around Finca Antigua. Castilla-La Mancha has a lot to offer in terms of history, nature and culture. We invite you to visit it and even more, to enjoy it together with the wonderful wines of Finca Antigua.

Finca Montepedroso, in the heart of the Rueda D.O.: options for all tastes

Finca Montepedroso is located on a hill above the town of Rueda, in the province of Valladolid. Rueda is mainly known for being a wine region famous for its white wines made from the Verdejo grape variety. In fact, it gives its name to the Denomination of Origin. In the surrounding area there are several tourist attractions of great interest. Here are some options:

About 15 minutes by car from Finca Montepedroso you will find the Castillo de la Mota in the town of Medina del Campo. This impressive medieval fortress is an important historical symbol and offers guided tours to learn about its history and enjoy its panoramic views.

The capital of the province is approximately 40 minutes by car from Finca Montepedroso. Valladolid is a city full of history and culture, with an architectural and monumental heritage in which the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral of Valladolid, or the National Museum of Sculpture stand out. It also has a lively gastronomic scene, where you can find restaurants of traditional or modern cuisine, where creativity meets tradition to offer typical dishes such as roast lamb, garlic soup, chorizo omelette, potatoes a la importancia, or products such as the famous asparagus from Tudela de Duero.

The scenery along the Douro River is breathtaking. You can follow the river route and explore charming riverside towns, such as Tordesillas, with its history linked to the Catholic Monarchs and famous for the treaty to which it gave its name.

Another worthwhile detour is the one that will lead us to the Cistercian monastery of Santa María de Palazuelos, whose origin dates back to the 13th century. A quiet and serene place, ideal for a contemplative walk among its ruins.

For nature lovers, the Natural Park of Las Riberas de Castronuño-Vega del Duero offers beautiful river landscapes and a rich biodiversity. offers beautiful fluvial landscapes and a rich biodiversity. To enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching and kayaking on the river.

These are just a few suggestions of places to visit near Rueda. The region has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, nature and gastronomy, so you are sure to find activities to suit your interests. If you come to see us, we’ll make it worth the trip.

Finca Valpiedra: the beauty of a unique enclave, embraced by the Ebro River.

Finca Valpiedra is located near Fuenmayor, a charming municipality in La Rioja, a pioneering region well known for its winemaking activity. Among the nearest tourist attractions we can highlight:

The Camino de Santiago, as it passes near Finca Valpiedra. You can do a short stage or just enjoy the atmosphere of the road.

The beautiful medieval town of Laguardia is a short drive from Finca Valpiedra. We recommend a stroll through its narrow cobbled streets and a visit to the church of Santa María de los Reyes. Santa María de los Reyes one of the best gothic temples in Spain and where its impressive polychrome façade stands out.

The monastery of Santa María la Real de Nájera, a 20 minute drive from Finca Valpiedra, offers a rich historical and architectural heritage. about 20 minutes drive from Finca Valpiedra, offers a rich heritage, both historical and architectural. It is not for nothing that the mausoleums of the kings and princes of the kingdom of Nájera-Pamplona, predecessor of the former kingdom of Navarre, are found inside.

Another monastery, or rather monasteries, that are a must-see are those of San Millán de la Cogolla. The monastery of San Millán de Suso (above in Spanish) traces its origins to the end of the 6th century, on a Visigothic monastery established around the tomb of San Millán. While the monastery of San Millán de Yuso (below in Castilian) was ordered to be built by King García Sánchez III of Navarre in 1053 and is considered the place of origin of the Castilian language. As if all this were not enough to recommend a visit, both are declared World Heritage Sites.

Logroño, capital of La Rioja, is only a few kilometers from Finca Valpiedra. Be sure to visit Laurel Street to try the delicious tapas and enjoy the lively nightlife. In addition to the aforementioned tapas, La Rioja is famous for its vegetable garden, as well as for dishes that have transcended beyond its borders, such as vine shoot cutlets, Rioja-style potatoes, beans with quail, or Rioja-style cod.

For nature lovers, the Sierra de Cantabria offers breathtaking scenery and opportunities for hiking and other outdoor activities. As well as the area of Los Cameros, mountain ranges full of trails and options for the more adventurous, as well as for those in search of a haven of peace. Its heart is the Sierra Cebollera Natural Park, an oak and beech orchard watered by the Iregua River.

Undoubtedly, a region in which to get lost and of which we have only been able to mention some of its many attractions.

We are fortunate to locate our wineries in unique locations for the production of great wines, but also full of charm and with a wonderful cultural, ecological and historical heritage that we are so proud to share with you here. We don’t need to tell you that we are waiting for you with open arms in any of our farms. You are always welcome.

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