We are going to Bodegas Mocén and Avila on Saturday August 29.
We are going to Bodegas Mocen in Rueda a winery with a lot of charm. For its facilities, its wines, its caves, its library, I actually do not know from where to start, because it is amazing what they have done in there.
Rueda is as many other towns in Castilla y León a great producer of wines since many centuries ago. People from the XVI th century used to dig and create incredible caves, to keep the wine in good condition throughout the year at a constant temperature of 17 degrees. There would be hundreds of caves by tis time. Now there are less that have decided to keep digging and create impressive galleries. One of them is Bodegas Mocén .
One of the things you find when you visit the galleries of Bodegas Mocen is a very good collection of glass pieces collected during many years from all over the world.
We will visit, not only its caves , but its library. That library looks as if you would be in a Harry Potter´s movie. But there is also a painting gallery that will impress you as much as if you were oin the best museums in Madrid. I am sure that visit will remain in our memory for little while as something different.
We will taste two of their wines. A Mocen 2014 (white, verdejo) and a Cobranza 2012 (red, tempranillo).
From there we will go to Avila, to have tapas and wine.
From there we go to Avila tapas and wines. We will be able to watch the” sound and light show” Teresa ilumina Avila that already took place last year.
We can see a small sample of what will happen in Avila with this video.
We expect an unforgettable night. Like all so far we have lived within the program “Fancy Nights” in summer with the Winebus.
Program of the day:
15,15h Depart from Madrid ( Hotel Claridge Cafeteria, Plaza del Conde de Casal)
17,30 h Visit to Bodegas Mocén (Rueda). Tasting of 2 of their wines.
20 h End of the visit. We go to Avila.
21,07 h Sunset of Avila.
21,30 h Dinner with tapas and wines in Avila. (15 euros closed price and optional) (Not included on the price of the tour)
22,30 h Sound and light show “Teresa ilumina Avila”
23,45h Depart to Madrid.
1,30h Arrival to Madrid (Hotel Claridge Cafeteria, Plaza del Conde de Casal).