Guide to Jumilla, a well known wine producing area in the region of Murcia, Spain.

Jumilla - Murcia - Spain

Best known for its vineyards and its wine, Jumilla is situated in Murcia's northern sierras, it has a population of around 26,000.

A small market and agricultural town, Jumilla's history dates back to the Roman times and it was the Romans who first brought grapes there for the production of wine. Jumilla is thought to be one of Europe's oldest wine producing areas.

Some very strong, full-bodied red wines are produced in the area and the best place to look for information about the local wines is the Wine Museum (Museo del Vino - Calle Garcia Lorca 1). Around 44 bodegas (vineyards) produce over 24 million litres of wine each year, with vineyards covering some 30,000 hectares.

Also worth a visit is the Franciscan monastery with its Museo Jerónimo Molina, and the castle which dates back to the Bronze age although it has been added to by subsequent civilizations.

There is still part of the ancient Roman wall of the town which has been conserved.

Jumilla is located just off the N334 north of Murcia.

Jumilla Links: Jumilla Map

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