Grape harvest 60 per cent complete with top quality reported in Jumilla
Excellent wines expected in 2019 in the north of the Region of Murcia With the annual grape harvest in the win-producing area of Jumilla now well under way the organization representing Denomination of Origin wineries is forecasting that the harvest this year will probably reach around 70,000 kilos of grapes. Picking of the grape varieties which reach maturity earliest began in the second half of August, but the first fruit beloinging..

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Jumilla wineries anticipate top quality 2019 grape harvest
Quantity is down by as much as 20 per cent but the quality of grape is reported to be excellent The annual grape harvest is an event of great importance in Jumilla, in the north of the Region of Murcia, where wine production is directly and indirectly responsible for a large proportion of the local economy, and with picking now well under way the expectation is for a drop in quantity this year to be more than offset by the excellent quality..

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Open daily: La Ruta del Vino or Wine Route of Jumilla: visiting the wineries
15 bodegas are affiliated to the Ruta del Vino and offer a wide range of guided visits The wineries and vineyards of the Ruta del Vino in the municipality of Jumilla can be enjoyed and visited in a number of ways, either by individuals or by groups of any size, and are an ideal way of getting to know not only the best-known product of the area but also the town’s history, traditions, monuments, people and gastronomy. There are 15 “bodegas..

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19th October, cheese and wine tasting at the castle of Jumilla
A medieval evening organized by the Jumilla wine route includes a guided tour of the castle The wineries and other businesses affiliated to the Jumilla wine route in the north of the Region of Murcia are holding a special event on Saturday 19th October in which wine tasting is combined with the sampling of various cheeses under the guidance of professional wine steward Guillermina Sánchez Cerezo. Wine and cheese are two fundamental staples..

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Until the end of October, weekend grape harvest fun for all the family at Bodegas BSI in Jumilla
Take advantage of a special hotel offer and enjoy a weekend in the north of Murcia! A series of activities is being held at the BSI (Bodegas San Isidro) winery in Jumilla in northern Murcia at weekends this autumn to coincide with the annual grape harvest, providing a perfect excuse to explore a part of the Region which many expats and visitors are unfamiliar with. These family days are held every autumn at BSI and always prove immensely..

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 Friday 8th November ENGLISH guided wine tour visiting Bodegas Carchelo in Jumilla
Pick-ups from Los Alcázares, Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort,La Torre Golf Resort and Mar Menor Golf Resort in Torre Pacheco The tour visits Bodegas Carchelo, one of the most innovative wine producers in the region with a broad offering of quality wines. Mediterranean Cartagena tours is a firm specialising in English language guided tours of the Region of Murcia, using a fully qualified and legal official tour guide. This wine tour to..

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7th December, the Murcia Wine Bus visits the Ruta del Vino in Jumilla
The tour includes visits to wineries and other places of local interest in and around Bullas The Murcia Wine Bus initiative for autumn 2019 offers day trips to the main wine producing areas of the Region of Murcia - Yecla, Bullas and Jumilla - with a pick-up point in the regional capital. Each of the tours includes visits to wineries or “bodegas” and tastings, trips to some of the natural or historical attractions of the municipality..

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How to book and navigate the Jumilla Wine Route (Ruta del Vino)
Practical information to help enjoy a visit to Jumilla The wine installations and attractions of the Ruta del Vino in the municipality of Jumilla can be enjoyed and visited in a number of ways, either by individuals or by groups of any size, and are an ideal way of getting to know not only the best-known product of the area but also the town’s history, traditions, monuments, people and gastronomy. There are 15 “bodegas” (or wineries..

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Jumilla wine route,  BSI Bodegas San Isidro
The largest winery in Jumilla, located on the outskirts of the urban town Affiliated to the Jumilla Wine Route, Bodegas San Isidro, more commonly known these days as BSI, is the largest winery in Jumilla, and is located on the outskirts of the town of Jumilla, making it easy for visitors to combine a visit to these premises, as well as to another bodega on the same morning, then enjoy a good lunch out in the town itself. It's a fascinating..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodega Silvano García
The winery is in the town centre of Jumilla and is open for wine sales and visits The Silvano García winery is one of several featured on the Jumilla wine route, and is one of the most easily accessed, as it is conveniently located on the main thoroughfare running into the centre of the town and just a one minute drive from the tourist office. Its urban location deprives the visitor of the picturesque landscapes associated with the vineyards..

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Jumilla wine route: Bodega Casa de la Ermita / Hacienda del Carche
Bodega Casa de la Ermita is surrounded by open countryside The Bodega Casa de la Ermita is located in a picturesque setting and can be visited as part of the Jumilla wine route, with the old winery located at the foot of the Sierra del Carche mountains which rise to a height of 1,371 metres above sea level. To put that into context for visitors from the UK, that’s higher than Ben Nevis, and most of the vineyards in the area are at an altitude..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Bleda
One of the pioneering wineries which led to Jumilla wine receiving Denomination of Origin status Bodegas Bleda is one of the longest established wineries in the Jumilla Denomination of Origin area, and is named after Antonio Bleda, the man who founded it in 1915. The winery is currently housed in a modern building just a couple of kilometres to the north-west of the town of Jumilla, within sight of the emblematic castle, but the modernity..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Pio del Ramo
Bespoke tours, organic wines and olive oils as part of the Ruta del Vino in Jumilla Bodegas Pío del Ramo is unusual among the wineries forming part of the Jumilla wine route in that the vineyards and wineries are actually outside the municipality itself, in the neighbouring province of Albacete (Castilla-La Mancha). Nonetheless, during the period of Moorish rule the nearby settlement of Ontur belonged to the “Taifa” of Murcia, its produce..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Viña Campanero
This little gem is a traditional and characterful bodega offering lunches within the bodega setting Bodegas Viña Campanero was founded in 2002 with the intention of producing quality Denomination of Origin wines in Jumilla at affordable prices, and has since flourished with its two main labels, namely Vegardal and Cuco del Ardal. This has been made possible by the diligent use of the Monastrell Pie Franco grapes which are one of the emblematic..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Carchelo
Bodegas Carchelo is 10 kilometres from Jumilla at the foot of the Sierra del Carche Bodegas Carchelo is one of the more picturesque wineries which can be visited in Jumilla, and is located at the foot of the Sierra del Carche mountains which reach an altitude of 1,371 metres above sea level. As well as the views, though, visitors will be attracted by the reputation for high quality which the Bodega has earned through its determination to produce..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Viña Elena
Tradition meets modernity at a family-run winery in Jumilla Bodegas Viña Elena is the southernmost winery on the Jumilla wine route, and is a family-run concern which was founded in 1948 by Francisco Pacheco, the late grandfather of the members of the current management team. In the mid-20th century the Pacheco wine-making operation was a modest one, but the business has since grown substantially and consistently and now employs technology..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodega Alceño
The oldest commercial winery in the D.O Jumilla Bodegas Alceño is the oldest commercial winery in the Jumilla Denomination of Origin area, having been founded in 1870, and some of the buildings it occupies in the north of the town have been in use for over a century. However, this does not mean that production techniques are still rooted in the past, and nowadays the Bodega employs modern wine-making techniques to ensure that quality is..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodega Casa Rojo
Casa Rojo is on a quest to make the perfect Monastrell wine in Jumilla Casa Rojo is one of the newer additions to the Jumilla wine route, striving to achieve the very finest in Spanish wine production throughout the main wine producing areas of Spain, combining the very latest technology with age-old traditions and a thoroughly modern approach to marketing in order to do so. Enthusiasm and innovation are the keywords here, and the company..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodega Xenysel
An idyllic rural winery in Jumilla The Xenysel winery in the north-east of the municipality of Jumilla is a reminder that despite the fact that the Monastrell grape is predominant in this part of Spain, there is still room for considerable differentiation between one “bodega” and another, and that niches can be carved in the market by small family-run businesses as well as large corporations. A visit to Xenysel also shows that as well as..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Luzón
Producing around 4 million bottles a year, Bodegas Luzón offers a range of award winning wines Bodegas Luzón is one of the most established of the many wine producers in the municipality of Jumilla, in the north of the Region of Murcia, having celebrated its centenary in 2016, but at the same time it is one of those which has seen most expansion and modernization over the last few years, and part of this process has been the concerted efforts..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodega Madrid Romero
A family-run bodega in the picturesque valley of El Carche Bodega Madrid Romero is the winery set up and managed in the picturesque Carche valley, just a few kilometres from the town of Jumilla, by Rosana Madrid Romero in her pursuit of high quality wines under the Denomination of Origin of Jumilla label. On undertaking the venture Rosana adopted the motto “Tesón, esfuerzo y espíritu emprendedor” (determination, effort and enterprise..

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Jumilla wine route, Casa Pareja Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil producer
An example of ecological and bio-dynamic agriculture in Jumilla The production of olive oil is as much a part of the history, tradition and gastronomy of Jumilla as the its celebrated wines, and anyone exploring the area should make sure to visit one of the four olive oil presses included on the Jumilla Wine Route. One of these is the Almazara Casa Pareja, which is located in the south-west of the large municipality of Jumilla in the area..

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Jumilla wine route, Olimendros olive oil press
Extra Virgen olive oil from 500 hectares of trees in the north of Jumilla The production of olive oil is as much a part of the history, tradition and gastronomy of Jumilla as its celebrated wines, and anyone exploring the area should make sure to visit one of the four olive oil presses included on the Jumilla Wine Route. One of these is “Olimendros”, which was founded by the Muñoz Caravaca family in 1997 with the aim of producing quality..

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Jumilla wine route, Bodegas Juan Gil
Four generations of Juan Gil have created one of the best known wineries in Jumilla Bodegas Juan Gil, or Gil Family Estates, is one of the best known wineries in the Denomination of Origin of Jumilla, and has steadily built up an enviable reputation since Juan Gil Jiménez built the first bodega and celebrated his first grape harvest in 1916. Maintaining the family name, the business has passed down from father to son ever since, first to..

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Eating out in and around Jumilla
Restaurants and bars in the municipality of Jumilla Visiting the bodegas of the Jumilla wine route is an attractive proposition in itself, but of course in order to appreciate the D.O. wines of the area fully a visit is best rounded off with lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants in and around the town. Most offer traditional local cuisine rounded off by one of the local wines, and the selection below, various of which are affiliated..

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Vinotería Los Chilines, a wide range of local D.O. wines and associated products in Jumilla
The perfect place to buy your favourite Jumilla wines and olive oils The Vinotería Los Chilines is the only specialist wine merchant shop affiliated to the Jumilla wine route, and is located on Avenida Levante in the centre of the town, no more than a minute’s walk from the tourist office. As well as the D.O. Jumilla wines produced at the Bodegas affiliated to the Wine Route, the shop also offers a selection of olive oils, bag in box..

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Jumilla Tourist Office
Oficina de Turismo de Jumilla The tourist office in Jumilla is centrally located, with parking alongside the office and holds a wide range of information about visiting the municipality and its wine bodegas, together with maps. For more information about visiting Jumilla, including what's on, local news and all of the bodegas on the Jumlila wine route, visit the home page of Jumilla Today. 

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