Are there wine tourism options in Benidorm? Yes. From the first Iberian settlement in Alicante, the area became a wine-growing region, producing wines which are always surprising. Would you like to find out why?
Reasons to live a wine experience in Benidorm
They are various and all have the sole objective of achieving your maximum satisfaction. Here are the most important reasons why.
A perfect complement to your trip
Although Benidorm is known for its beaches, nightlife and atmosphere, it’s also interesting to choose other alternatives which allow you to have a more complete experience. Visiting a winery is a cultural activity that will help you get to know how a unique wine is produced, with nuances that are totally different from those of other designations of origin.
The city is associated with the Mediterranean diet, with the classic paella by the seashore and all kinds of seafood. To make the gastronomic experience more complete, there’s nothing better than discovering the most recommended pairings and trying out different alternatives.
Celebrating a special date
You can go to Benidorm at any time of the year, but there are always important dates such as Valentine’s Day, Easter or an anniversary you want to celebrate differently. Entering a winery is both relaxing and a great way to have a good time.
The diversity of landscapes and activities
To get to the winery you have to go through charming landscapes that you can get to know better at the end of the visit. Activities include walks through the vineyards, direct tastings, wine pairing proposals and a huge variety that you’ll have to discover for yourself.
Six wineries you can’t miss if you visit Benidorm
After the above information you may be wondering which wineries to visit in Benidorm. Take note of the six most essential ones.
Choose between Villena and Alfaz del Pí. The latter produces an excellent sweet wine thanks to a most interesting blend of grapes. With five decades of history, the winery is the perfect place to visit to better understand how the different types of wine are produced. You won’t be able to resist buying a bottle to drink at your leisure!
With two decades of history, it’s located in the town of the same name. The best thing about this visit is that you’ll enter a time machine. Everything is done by hand, with great care and attention to detail so each wine becomes an explosion of flavours on your palate. It’s worth tasting their wines to see just how delicious they are.
It’s surprising due to its variety of products (muscatel, white and red wines, vermouth) and for allowing you to design your visit to your liking. Imagine enjoying a wine tasting with its corresponding pairing with cold meats. In the shop you can buy their products at unbeatable prices. You’ll find them in the town that gives them their name.
Bodegas Antonio Llobell Cardona
Its opening in 2010 was the beginning of a new phase after decades dedicated to growing grapes. They’re in Benisa. From its enormous vineyards you can see the Mediterranean and they’re surprisingly dedicated to the typical wines of Alicante. White wine and mistela accompany an excellent vermouth. Just wander around the premises to get away from the hustle and bustle, taste Bouquet (their best-selling wine) and enjoy the experience as much as possible.
Bodegas Torre Enmedio
What started out as a private winery for self-consumption has become one of the most special wineries in the area. They’re located in Benimantell, in the hills of the Sierra Blanca. In addition to the spectacular views, you have to add its wines, among which Sierra del Contador stands out, a spectacular red wine you must try.
Due to its location in the municipality of the same name, its facilities are influenced by up to five different winds, which gives the wines saline nuances that underline their flavour. They offer different varieties of muscatel (sweet, sparkling, cava and dry white) and vermouth. Respect for tradition will help you make the most of your visit.
If you’re interested in our suggestions for wine tourism in Benidorm, remember that when you stay at the Grand Luxor Hotel we’ll offer you all the information about these visits. Contact us and start preparing your route. Will Alicante wines make you fall in love with them at first glass? Check it out for yourself! They’re sure not to disappoint you and will become your favourites.