Finca El Cercado is located on the Wine Route of Arlanza, very near of four Designations of Origin. Discover with us such wonderful viticulture land
Take a map of Spain. Point with your finger the region of Castile and Leon, and then find the South of the province of Palencia. You will find El Cerrato, a natural district characterized by an intricate labyrinth of valleys and natural spots that welcomes you with open arms.
In the heart of that area, in the town of Baltanás, is located Finca El Cercado, a great starting point to discover the wine treasures of that viticulture land, which has already become part of the Wine Routes of Spain.
Baltanás (Palencia) is one of the essential places within the Wine Route of Arlanza, which achieved its inclusion in the Wine Routes of Spain a year ago.
The high level and exclusive character of Finca El Cercado are further reasons to choose this route, where highlights the quality of the wines and food and the fabulous location, inside of the Designation of Origin of Arlanza and just a few kilometers away from the D.O. of Cigales, Rueda and Ribera de Duero.
Some of our proposals of Wine Tourism:
#1 – Traditional Wine Cellars of El Cerrato
The underground architecture of El Cerrato related to traditional wine production is one of the undiscovered gems for visitors. The wine cellars of Baltanás and Torquemada, a few kilometers from Finca El Cercado, have recently obtained the ‘BIC’ declaration of their cultural interest. The district of wine cellars of Baltanás is the most important peripheral excavated set of Castile and Leon by its extension, conservation, age and number of wineries. In addition, Torquemada, with more than 500 caves for the production of wine, is known for its architecture in several streets and on level ground.
#2 – Modern visitable wineries
From the medieval heritage of the wineries of El Cerrato emerged gradually modern business of industrial production of wine. In that zone you can visit interesting modern wineries, where you can learn more about how the wine is made nowadays. It is also possible to visit the Wine Museum of the town of Peñafiel, located in the D.O. Ribera del Duero.
#3 – The Wine Towns
Closely linked to the wine culture, the towns included in the Designations of Origin of Arlanza, Cigales, Rueda and Ribera de Duero offer several attractions, such their architectural, artistic and natural heritage. Lerma, Covarrubias, Santo Domingo de Silos, Dueñas, Palenzuela, Peñafiel, Cigales… Are wonderful places full of charms for visitors.
#4 – Vineyards and harvest
The key to success of the wines of the D.O. of Arlanza and other Designations of Origin is the great care of the vine cultivation, handy, and the traditional harvest, treating the grapes with love and delicacy. At harvest time, our guests can enjoy an immersive experience in the local wine culture, knowing in person how grapes are collected and pressed and what is the flavor of the first musts.
During the rest of the year, it is always a delight to walk among the vineyards and learn about the wildlife that inhabits them.