I’ve been asked to tell you about the Free Open Day at Bodegas Castaño which will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday 8th Oct. Starting at Bodegas Castaño, Yecla (I can give directions, it’s about an hour and a half drive – own transport required). I’ve been before – it’s an excellent day out where you have the chance to learn a little about what goes on in a winery when wine is being made – we’ll see the harvest, the vineyards as well as tour the bodega.
Bodegas Castaño is a favourite of mine – the owners (the same family that started Bodegas Castaño 3 generations ago) are super and their staff are more like friends than employees, the tapas/snacks served at lunchtime will be good and the wines excellent – I always have Castaño and Sierra Salinas wines in my house, many are international trophy winners and high pointers in the wine guides!
We’ll taste wines in the vineyard in the morning (this is because they are aware that drivers will need to taste earlier to avoid driving under the influence) then tour the winery with the wine-making process explained in English of course (I’ll also be one of the guides). We’ll finish in the tasting room with some snacks and wine. I guess leaving at about 14:00 – 15:00 hrs.
If you are interested in joining us there please call Raquel (who speaks English) on 968 791 115 – don’t forget Sat. 8th Oct. 11:00 hrs,
Bodegas Castaño, Yecla – please call me 629 388 159/e-mail me for directions. You can tell her you received the information from me!