Tips for Visiting Bodegas on this Wine Trail
Always call ahead to make an appointment, at least one day in advance, better yet two days or more. This is important for getting a guide that speaks English.
When you call, inquire if there is a fee for the tour or tasting.
Some Bodegas have stores (tiendas), which usually need no reservation.
You can buy wine at the tienda for at, what one winery told us, is distributor price.
Lunch hours are usually 1:30 to 3:30; plan your tour so that you can have
lunch either at the winery or nearby.
On Sundays the wineries are usually closed. Saturday is mixed.
If you visit one to two bodegas, that should be enough to get to know the wine region and its characteristics.
If you see an official tourist office, don’t pass it up. You can usually get a plethora of
information regarding wineries and the Ruta de Vino (wine route).
At harvest time, most wineries are closed to visitors. Harvest can last a week to several weeks.
On renting a car, we highly recommend, if you can afford it, renting a car with a GPS system.
It will save much time and frustration by keeping you from getting lost less often.
Be sure you have a designated driver.
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Call ahead or visit the winery and/or lodging Web sites for the latest information.