Valdepenas Castilla-La Mancha

Useful Valdepenas map, and guide to the city.

Detailed Street Map of Valdepenas Spain

Valdepenas Castilla-La Mancha: Above you can view a detailed street map of Valdepenas, showing the city in the Castilla-La Mancha region of Spain. To get a closer view use the zoom in button on the top left, you can also view a satellite map of Valdepenas by clicking the 'Sat' button.

Not one of Castilla-La Mancha's most attractive towns, Valdepenas is however, the centre of the region's wine producing area, and is a good place to visit a local Bodega, to taste some of the area's produce. Lining the main road into the town, most of the Bodegas offer free wine tasting, and of course the opportunity to buy some of the fine wines on show. The best of the Bodegas are to be found on the road to Madrid in the north of the town.

A good time to visit Valdepenas is during September when it holds its annual wine festival.

There are a couple of attractions that you might find interesting whilst visiting Valdepenas, and you can head for the tourist office in the Plaza de España to find more information and get the low down on what is happening during your visit. The Plaza de España is also a good place to stop for a coffee in one of the many cafes and restaurants to be found there.

When refreshed and ready to take in some sights, you could head for the Iglesia de la Asunción, the Bodega Museo, with traditional wine cellars displaying tinajas (huge earthenware wine jars), and the municipal museum, which will get you up to date on the local history of Valdepenas and the surrounding areas.

Valdepenas Wines: There are 47 vineyards in the Valdepenas wine producing region, and together they cover an area of some 30,000 hectares. Grape varieties grown include Aíren, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Macabeo (for white wines), Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Cencibel or Tempranillo (for red wines). The annual production of wine amounts to around 50,000,000 litres.

Wines were produced in the Valdepenas region even before the arrival of the Romans, over the centuries they were mostly made for local consumption, but after a railway connected Valdepenas with the coast in 1861, a thriving export business began.

Valdepenas can be reached via the A-4 (E-5) from Madrid, or the CM-412 from Ciudad Real.

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