We like sun and beach and we are proud of it because thanks to our privileged climate and our sandy beaches, Alicante is a unique destination in Europe but we are going to discover other secret charms of Alicante. Forget about the swimsuit and the beach umbrella just for one day and bring with you a glass of wine to enjoy La Ruta del Vino de Alicante.
An enotourist proposal to promote the inland Alicante region with a great winemaking tradition. This is not only about promoting our wines but also about discovering several towns with a rich typical gastronomy based on a wide range of native products.
La Ruta is a fascinating trip across two different regions; the Vinalopó in the south (La Algueña, Monóvar, Novelda, Petrer, Pinoso, Salinas, Villena and Elche) and the Marina Alta and Baja in the north (Alcalalí, Benissa, Senija, Llíber, Benigembla, Parcent, Castell de Castells, Murla, Parcent, Xaló y Alfás del Pí).
One of the most famous wineries are Heretat de Cesilia, Enrique Mendoza o Bodegas y Viñedos El Sequé. The most common grape varieties are Moscatel de Alejandria, Monastrell and Alicante Bouschet.
These wines may be enjoyed together with a delicious gastronomy: a tasty rice with rabbit and snails cooked in vine shoot or the famous cold meat from Pinoso. In The Marina Alta you can enjoy the famous “espencat”, a kind of salad made of roasted red pepper and aubergine with cod, all dressed with olive oil or try the delicious roasted lamb in Vall de Laguar.
Without any kind of doubt the best way to enjoy our wines is going up to our amazing terrace in the evening with one of the bottles we bought in a winery and taste a glass of wine while we enjoy the peace and view of our unique palm tree garden.