There are so many things to do in Ribera del Duero besides drinking amazing good wines!!! For instance to visit the (Monasterio de Valbuena) (Valbuena Abbey) in the heart of Ribera del Duero, very, very closed to what has been considered the golden mile because of its superb vineyards. It is an Abbey that was first founded in 1143. It has been rehabilitated and converted into a five stars Hotel with Spa. You might know that wine consumption on this area existed before the romans came to Spain, but after the fall of the Roman Empire the knowledge of growing grapes and making wine was in Ribera del Duero on the monks risponsibility in Abbeys like Valbuena Abbey. To listen to this story in this abbey just before or after having visited a winery is an experience you should not miss.