HISTORY AND CULTURE
ARRIBES WINE ROUTE
The Arribes Wine Route is located between the provinces of Salamanca and Zamora, on the border with Portugal.
We find a paradise sheltered between 180 km of granite fluvial canyons and metamorphic rocks that outline the Duero River.
The microclimate of the area makes the D.O. Arribes be unique and special. The Route offers a great variety of gastronomic, oenological, architectural and cultural possibilities surrounded by a great wealth of fauna and nature.
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Feel the fragance of the D.O. Arribes
The wines under the D.O. Arribes are characterized by their natural acidity in the whites and rosés that gives them a very fresh flavor, and in the case of the reds, by their high concentration of polyphenols and fruity aromas.
The varieties used to make our wines are Juan García, Garnacha, Rufete, Tempranillo, Mencía, Bruñal, Verdejo, Malvasía Castellana, Albillo Mayor and Albillo Real.
Thanks to the microclimate of the Arribes del Duero area, we can ensure a ripening of the fruits and a higher polyphenolic concentration to give more flavor and smell, thus modifying the aromatic profile of the wines and resulting in overripe and compote fruit.
The variety in the nature of Arribes allows wines with a unique aromatic range and characteristics that can be perceived through a taste, color, smell and texture very different from other denominations.
Nature, culture and wine
The Arribes Wine Route is made up of more than 60 members who, with their establishments, constitute a very complete tourist offer for all tastes.
Here you will find wineries, restaurants, accommodation, museums, artisan shops, town halls and leisure and active tourism companies. The objective is that you can enjoy the natural landscape of the Arribes del Duero, its fauna and culture with plenty of activities that you can choose.
The Arribes del Duero are waiting for you to spend an incredible day with good wine, good food and lots of entertainment surrounded by unique landscapes.
History, tradition and art
In Arribes del Duero you will find a multitude of prehistoric remains such as the cave paintings located next to the Los Humos waterfall, the Las Arañas site in Bermellar or the Vilvestre Neolithic Workshop.
In addition, you can visit centuries-old olive groves, old vineyards on walls and terraces that give us clues about how life could have developed in a land in the past so particular in terms of its geographical characteristics.
When you come to the Arribes Wine Route you can inmerse yourself in its most traditional culture with a visit to its wineries, cheese shops, jams, ceramic workshops and those in which they are dedicated to the manufacture of household goods, carpets, embroidery … For example, like the town of Fermoselle where is known for its work with leather and wicker.
A full calendar of pilgrimages, fairs and a lot of rhythm
In Arribes del Duero there are many pilgrimages, festivals and fairs to visit, such as the Viriatos in Fariza. In this festivity, different nearby towns come together to finish in a spectacular location, the Virgen del Castillo hermitage.
Another emblematic pilgrimage is the one of San Albín that is celebrated in Fermoselle in honor of the saint. Here religiosity is mixed with gastronomy and folklore to the rhythm of the drummers and the Fermosellan flutes. It is also important to mention the pilgrimage of the Santa Cruz or the festivities of San Agustín at the end of August.
The land of oil, orange trees and great gastronomic wealth
If you are looking to eat well, the Arribes Wine Route is your destination.
The area, that goes through the provinces of Zamora and Salamanca, has a microclimate that favors the cultivation and the production of quality oil and orange trees.
The most typical dishes are barbel, tench, eel or sardinian that flow into its rivers and are usually fried with an olive oil base. And another one that you can’t leave without trying is the cod accompanied by peppers or garlic arriero, with potatoes and boiled egg.
We include mashed potatoes, pinto beans with rice or garlic soups as traditional dishes of Arribes del Duero.
But of course, not everything is going to be fish, because here we also have good raw meat. We especially highlight our Iberian or white pork sausages, sayaguesa and morucha beef, cuhcifrito suckling pig and roast kid or lamb.
And what else? Dessert. In this area it is very characteristic to order the parakeet and the perronillas, the pears cooked in red wine, the cherries in brandy, the oranges and of course, the goat or sheep cheeses from the D.O. Zamorano Cheese and the Queso de Arribes de Salamanca Guarantee Brand.
Get to know the Arribes Route enjoying what you like the most
The Arribes del Duero Wine Route presents a multitude of activities so that you can entertain yourself while enjoying wonderful views of its natural landscapes.
In addition to know how wines are made in their traditional wineries, you can also take a boat trip on the Duero River or in an SUV through the Arribes del Duero Natural Park, where they will explain the history of the Arribes, their fauna and their surroundings.
Another option that usually attracts the attention of the visitors is that you can do oil-tourism. In these lands you can find different crops and one of the main ones is the olive trees, which are built on terraces to prevent the rain wash away the earth.
HOW TO GET THERE
Find our offices in both Zamora and Salamanca
You can start the Arribes Wine Route from wherever you want: Villarino de los Aires, Aldeávila de la Ribera, Masueco, Fermoselle…
The Route is on the border with Portugal between Zamora and Salamanca. If you decide to start in Villarino de los Aires from either of these two cities, you will be only about 80 km away on regional roads.
Telephone: +34 685 50 15 61
Adress: Ruta del Vino Arrribes