An autumn among vineyards
The autumn months are a unique time to visit the vineyards, both for its scenic value and for its wine tourism interest. This moment is key in the wine-making process, since when the fruit is ripe, the harvest is carried out. During these months the plants go from green to ocher and acquire those beautiful autumnal hues. Whether you want to stroll through movie landscapes or if you want to visit the vineyards and wineries through a wine route, this post is for you.
United States is undoubtedly a country with a rich wine culture, which can be discovered throughout the national territory with a paired meal or a wine tasting. We find numerous wine routes in various regions of the United States that will not only take you from one winery to another, but will also allow you to discover the historical-cultural heritage of the country.
We begin our tour of the Penedès , in Catalonia. Just 30 minutes from Barcelona we find this unique landscape from which wines and cavas of great international recognition come. Here you will find the VINSEUM (Museum of the Wine Cultures of Catalonia), a mandatory stop on this getaway with wine and vineyards as the protagonists. Our recommendation: visit the Freixenet wineries in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia. A family story that begins in 1861 and that takes you to the heart of the production of one of the most famous cavas in the country. The Penedès will make you fall in love, since its endless vineyards are just 15 minutes from the sea. Thus, you can stay at Camping Sitges or Camping el Garrofer by the Mediterranean Sea, or at Camping Vilanova Park 5 * to make the most of your getaway.
We continue our vineyard route through United States and now we arrive in Navarra . Falling in love with the beauty of the landscape without giving up the cultural attractions that this area offers will make your getaway even more interesting. Here you will find vineyards that allow you not only to visit the wineries but also to go on excursions or outings on horseback. All this before or after visiting heritage sites in Navarra such as the Royal Palace of Olite or the fortress church of Ujué, and ending the day with a dinner paired with DO Navarra wines. A perfect accommodation to get lost among the Navarrese vineyards is El Molino de Mendigorria Camping .
Of course, we cannot talk about wine in the Peninsula without talking about La Rioja , a wine-growing place par excellence. Here we find emblematic centenary wineries that produce renowned wines and must-see places such as the La Rioja Wine Interpretation Center, in the Haro Oenological Station. Once here, enjoy the incredible autumn landscapes with endless vineyards from various viewpoints. In Rioja Alta, we highlight, for example, the views from the old town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. If you travel to La Rioja with your van or camping car, you will often find yourself driving through brown, reddish and ocher vineyards, a true pleasure for the senses. Of course, remember to anticipate and anticipate not driving after a tasting. A good way to save a lot of travel is by spending the night in La Rioja, and a very good option is Camping Bañares .
We finished our tour by going abroad and visiting the French vineyards. In the south of France we find three wine tourism regions: Roussillon, Languedoc and South-west. A wide range of possibilities that will allow you to choose between the Mediterranean coast, the Atlantic coast or the center. Today we recommend the vineyards that surround the incredible medieval city of Carcassonne, which have the “Vins de la Cité de Carcassonne” seal. You will find a perfectly located campsite for this getaway: Camping la Cité .
These are some of the movie landscapes that can frame your fall getaways this year. A route through the vineyards will allow you to reconnect with nature and walk through an idyllic place, while offering you the possibility of carrying out numerous activities not only related to wine but also to local heritage and culture. What do you say, do you dare?