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Favourite wineries & tours

Ontinyent and Fontanars are located in one of the most beautiful corners of Valencia, known as the Tuscany of Valencia. With a drier climate than the coast, a little altitude and a fertile landscape, it is home to some of Spains finest organic wines and is one of the premier wine tourism destinations in the Community of Valencia. Here you will find unique varieties, wines still picked by hand, such as the Monastrell grape and even some wines aged in clay amphora pots, the way wine was made before oak barrels became commonplace. In the 16h century, before vine rot plagued Europe's vines, wines from the Valencia and Alicante region were considered the best in Europe, with Shakepeares Kings requesting a glass of "Alicant". We of course offer these amazing wines when you stay with us and it goes without saying, the riding in this part of the region is unique, whether it be road, gravel or mtb, and different to anything you'll find closer to the coast or rocky south. Here's are some of our favourite wineries. Contact us to request a tour or tasting at Casa Sanz. Bodagas Arraez , Rafa Cambra , Los Pinos, Los Frailles .Daniel Belda, Heretat de Taverners,, Celler del Roure, Bodegas Enguera , Clos de Vall, Pago Casa Gran

For more information - see the Terres dels Alforins tourism site For a definitive history of wine from the region - we recommend the following book