HISTORY AND CULTURE
SOMONTANO WINE ROUTE
A visit to Somontano will bring you peace, encounters with nature, discovery of the art and architecture of our ancestors and the taste of fine food and wines.
This route’s wine tourism invites you to feel the magic of wine through its many activities: discover the San Julián centre, starting point for visitors; explore the wineries responsible for this quality product, cradles of a wine with history and a traditional flavour, or the new wineries, those majestic modern gems of the avant-garde; relax in charming accommodation; enjoy the pleasure of fine food and intimacy over a good wine; share precious moments with someone special, or take advantage of additional suggestions.
LOCATION AND CONTACT
KNOWS OUR ROUTE
More than twenty years building up a wine-growing reputation.
Pure wines with a fresh and fruity feel, delicate aromas, deep colours and great intensity. Wines appreciated by contemporary gastronomes, encouraged by the presence of a group of young wineries and a D.O. with a dynamic approach. All this has helped Somontano to gain an excellent reputation for its vineyards in less than twenty years, and it is now considered an area with a production of top-flight wines.
It is precisely the quality of these wines that has consolidated the Somontano brand as a guaranteed value for the consumer: young wines, Crianzas and Reservas; whites, reds and rosés; designer wines and special productions. We invite you to enjoy them all through the magic and unique experience of feeling the wine.
A wealth of nature and heritage and an invitation to feel
Discover unusual places where the wealth of nature and heritage blending with life in the streets is an invitation for you to feel.
This is the magic of a territory enveloped in the aromas and flavours of a wine that has its origins in a wild countryside, where nature and the passage of man have left their indelible marks, and is now ready to open up and share its legacy and vitality with you.
The Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park and the Vero River Cultural Park, World Heritage Sites
Among Somontano’s impressive and singular natural heritage is the spectacular Sierra y los Cañones de Guara Natural Park, where for millions of years, rivers, rain and wind have shaped deep canyons and cliffs, leaving a landscape that is unique in Europe. A veritable paradise for nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts.
Marvel at the cave art in Vero River Cultural Park (declared a World Heritage site); the mediaeval town of Alquézar and its collegiate church right in the heart of the river canyon; the lively capital, Barbastro; the spirituality of Torreciudad sanctuary.
And of course you can visit spectacular artistic wineries, hotels where the passage of time takes on a new dimension, and restaurants that will delight the most demanding gourmet. And discover just how wine impregnates the entire life of Somontano.
The Somontano Wine Festival is the region’s main event
Since 2000, on the first weekend in August, the Somontano Wine Festival has been held. Four gastronomic evenings when matching wines and tapas is combined with fine music, giving you a unique opportunity to learn about and enjoy this privileged land.
A blend of delicious gastronomic ideas, from the traditional to the avant-garde
Savour the pleasures of the good life. Enjoy the delicious fare of excellent restaurants and wine and tapas bars. Whether traditional home-made food or avant-garde designer cuisine, you will always be served first-class raw materials from the famed Vero Market Gardens or fine local produce: cheese, oils, sausages, traditional desserts etc. And discover the perfect match with the wines of the place where they were produced.
From Cave Art to practising adventure sports in the Guara Mountains
This route offers a wide variety of activities. You can visit wineries, take part in all kinds of vineyard activities, do tasting courses or just have a drink in good company.
Outdoors you have a choice of pathwalking and bike itineraries. You can also visit cave art sites or practise adventure sports in the Guara Mountains.
HOW TO GET THERE
Near the Pyrenees
As its name indicates, Somontano lies at the foot of the mountains, in the Pyrenees. Set in the geographical centre of the province of Huesca, only 100 km from Zaragoza and 200 km from Barcelona, Somontano is a meeting point between the neighbouring communities of Catalonia, Navarre and the Basque Country.