Hoya de Cadenas 8 Hour Wine Tour
- Duration8 hours
- LocationUtiel Requena
- Group size1 - 50
What is included in the tour?
The VIP 8 Hour Wine Tour includes:
a.. Vehicle and driver
b.. Entrance to the winery and Tour
c.. A bottle of wine as a memento of your visit
For lunch there is a nice restaurant near the Winery which we would recommend, they offer a very nice Menu Del Dia cost 20-25 Euro Per Person. After lunch we will take a look around Requena Village and the castle before traveling back to Valencia.
- 1Wine train
- 2Tour of Hoya de Cadenas Estate and old cellars
- 3Visit to the wine-making room
- 4Visit to cask room
- 5Opportunity to buy products in the Wine Shop
- 6Complementary souvenir bottle of your visit
- Return transportation from your hotel/accommodation
- English speaking Driver/Guide
- Complementary souvenir bottle of your visit
- Opportunity to buy products in the Wine Shop
- Any item not mentioned in the included section
- Tips for the tour guide
- Balloon flight over the vineyard
- Winery: Hoya de Cadenas
- Year established: 2001
- Total area of vineyards: 200 hectares Hectars
- Total production: Underground cask cellar today holds 15,000 selected oak casks and, with an area of 4000 m2, is the largest wine cellar in the Community of Valencia bottles
- Wine Origin Denomination: Utiel-Requena
Hoya de Cadenas
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is an eco-paradise just 100 Km from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 200 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties. Its situation on the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca affords a particular micro-climate with temperature variations from day to night, which give the grapes their own special characteristics and encourages the accumulation of highly valued polyphenols.
The Estate is equipped with all the technology for getting the most out of the land without damaging it; respecting its natural cycles, making best use of water, seeing each vine stock as something able to produce the multiple facets which, like a gemstone, some wines offer to delight all the senses.
All the vine stocks are supported on trellises and have a local irrigation system, entirely computerized, which is only used when rainfall is scarce. Pruning, pre-pruning and harvesting are all carried out using environmentally friendly techniques to prevent soil erosion and exhaustion.
The Art on Barrel Museum
The Art on Barrel Museum houses the collection of casks decorated by renowned artists from the Community of Valencia, which up until now has only been on view to the public at the ARCO Art Fair and in the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM).
The Hoya de Cadenas Estate is the first enotourism complex in Spain to have an exhibition gallery in one of its cellars; proof of our commitment to promoting a new concept of enotourism combined with culture. Guided tours around the Estate now include the opportunity to view the Art on Barrel collection.
Housed inside a 19th century building and with an area of 400 m2, the Vicente Gandía Winery cultural space is divided into three areas: the Museum Gallery, the Crypt and the Tasting Rooms, where 21 different casks are on display, the work of artists such as Mariscal, Miquel Navarro, Carmen Calvo, Uiso Alemany, Morea, Cari Roig and José Sanleón.
Since the 2001 harvest, Vicente Gandía has had new wine production facilities on the vineyards of the Hoya de Cadenas Estate. Located on the vineyards, the underground cask cellar today holds 15,000 selected oak casks and, with an area of 4000 m2, is the largest wine cellar in the Community of Valencia. All the casks are of 225 litre capacity and come from Missouri (USA) or the forests of Allier (France).
The blending of varieties is an art in itself, so we use oak from different countries and with different types of toasting to produce highly expressive, complex wines.