Toledo + Central Spain

Toledo + Central Spain Travel Guide

Large and modern, the cellar houses thousands of barrels, including ones signed by Spanish royalty, soccer stars, and actors; it's the Iberian equivalent of the signed head shots you see in Los Angeles dry cleaners - all the bodegas have them.

Seventy-three-year-old wine maker Alejandro Fernández put the region on the map with Tinto Pesquera. Considering its renown, the winery itself is surprisingly small and quaint.

Walk University of Michigan’s central campus to admire the mid-1800s architecture.

The 102-year-old estate is spread over 492 acres, including some planted with 80-year-old vines. The winery makes its own barrels from its vast store of oak staves; if you want to see how it's done, the cooper will often oblige by whipping a few barrels together on the spot.

The tour operator conducts excursions that immerse guests in the authentic life and culture of the country’s great wine regions (Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and beyond).