LA MANCHA WINE ROUTE
Discover the world's largest vineyard

An experience just in the heart of La Mancha, where the Don Quixote and Sancho Panza's essence still lives on.


About Castile La Mancha

La Mancha is the world's largest vineyard, land of wine tourism. An enormous number of grapevines marvels the traveller and presents spectacular landscapes. Castile la Mancha is also known worldwide thanks to its best ambassador: Don Quixote of La Mancha.

Beside its excellent wines and the pride of being the iconic home of the legend of Don Quixote, this land offers other allures too.

TOWNS OF THE ROUTE

We offer you a route to enjoy wine tourism in La Mancha. The route goes through the paths and scenes where Don Quixote and his squire rode their steeds. This journey is replete with vineyards, history and places that will bring us closer to Cervante's figure. Get yourself ready to be amazed by the spectacle of authentic vineyards seas and fascinating wine cellars, to contemplate windmills that look like giants on the horizon, and to go across sceneries that have been a part of the world's collective memory for 400 years.

Alcázar de San Juan

We start this wine route in the heart of La Mancha, Alcázar, province of Ciudal Real that claims to be Cervantes' birthplace. Alcázar has an important population centre in the area and its history begun in Roman times.  The Alcázar de San Juan lagoon complex is composed by three lagoons. All of them were qualified as a special area for the protection of birds and a Biosphere Reserve of La Mancha Húmeda by the UNESCO.
There's plenty of Cervantes' history in Alcázar.

Campo de Criptana

Quixote's history goes with us through all this wine route. In Campo de Criptana we'll see nothing less than the giants against whom the Hidalgo fought. 
Enjoying wine tourism in Castile La Mancha sometimes can make us feel small.

El Toboso

Few are the towns that evoke Don Quixote's figure as much as El Toboso does. El Toboso will always be connected to the name of Dulcinea and in this town, we'll be able to visit a museum that honours her.

This is not the only worthy museum of El Toboso: The Museo Cervantino is also ready to receive us. In addition, we can visit the typical La Mancha houses, some of which date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Socuéllamos

The town of Socuéllamos is all about agriculture work and as part of La Mancha, Socuéllamos lives for its wine culture. Encountering an outstanding Tower like this one on the plains of La Mancha is a real spectacle.

This architectural monument is a reference to the world of wine and so it's called Museo Torre del Vino.

Tomelloso

The town of Tomelloso, closely related to the castilian Mesta since medieval times, is today one of the main wine producing areas in the region with a certificate of origin of La Mancha.

The town still preserves a huge local handmade tradition that can be seen in their most celebrated products, all of them made with the same amount of care, love and professionalism: Cheese of La Mancha, wine and the delicious local gastronomy.

This is clearly and authentic wine tourism experience.

Villarobledo

Walking around Villarobledo's square, declared Place of Historic and Artistic Interest, is highly recommended. Villarobledo was well known for its clay vessels production and its traditional carnival. Villarrobledo marks the end of this Wine of La Mancha route. We recommend you to visit our wine cellars in La Mancha to put an end to the wine route through the land of Don Quixote.