Farm Fresh Tour: Olive Groves, Wine and Cheese
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- Learn the local methods of wine, cheese and olive oil elaboration
- Taste some of Spain’s most renowned delicacies
- Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch
Take a look behind the scenes and discover the origins of some of the most typical Spanish produces on a fun day out of the city!
This tour combines an introduction to the local methods of wine, cheese and olive oil elaboration while sightseeing and tasting your way through some of Spain’s most renowned delicacies. Is there a better way to learn about a new culture and understanding its culinary traditions while having a great time and making new friends? On this day out on the countryside, we’ll meet an artisanal Manchego-style sheep cheese producer, local olive farmers and a wine maker.
After visiting their estates we’ll sample their products. The famous Manchego cheese is produced in a region called “La Mancha”, just south of Madrid. It is made out of sheep milk and cured to different degrees to obtain different levels of smoothness or intensity in flavor. Right around Madrid is also an ancient wine region. For over two thousand years wine cultivation has been an integral part of Spanish identity, and the art of its elaboration has been passed on through many generations. The same is true for olives: Spain is the world’s most important olive producer, and its extra-virgin oils are classified as being among the best. The healthy Mediterranean cuisine would not exist without this so-called “liquid gold”.
Spanish Manchego-style cheese, olive oil and wines.
This day tour takes you out of the crowded capital to discover the beauty of the Castilian countryside. During the day we’ll visit a top quality Manchego farm, meet organic olive oil producers and explore a traditional winery in it’s beautiful entourage. At all those places we’ll learn how to sample the products applying the key elements of how to analyse them. Our delicious lunch will be either at a local restaurant, or at the olive farm.
This all-inclusive day can be booked as a private or small-group tour. Our small-group shared tours will consist of up to eight guests. Departure from Madrid is at 9:00am and we’ll return to the city around 6pm. Our fun and informative guides will ensure that you make the most out of your day, gaining a new insight into some of the most essential local products and learning through first-hand experiences about the rural culture that exists right around Madrid. This tour is designed for everyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, while obtaining a good understanding of Spanish culture through its wonderful food and wine.
Appropriate clothing for the weather
Sunglasses and sun protection
Light rain jacket and/or umbrella (if necessary)
Comfortable closed walking shoes as we’ll be walking on fields
- Very knowledgeable entertaining English-speaking guide
- Transportation in an air-conditioned, modern touring van
- A great traditional lunch with wine between old Olive trees
- Guided visits and generous tastings at a Manchego cheese farm, an olive oil producer and a winery
- A bottle of water in the van
What's not included
- Cancel up to 7 days before to get a full refund.
- Cancel up to 3 days before to get a 70% refund.
- Cancel up to 1 day before to get a 50% refund.
- Cancel up less than 1 day before, no refund.