OUR TRAVELS!

Part Two

22/02/2021

Well, thank you so much for all the positive comments you’ve sent me regarding the revival of my Blog, telling of our adventures on our travels! It really is appreciated!

Although aiming for Italy, we also wanted to see some of the parts of Valencia that we didn’t know. Also, of course, we had to take account of the changing Covid rules etc. So, when we left Benicàssim we were delighted to have been invited to visit Bodega Flors, a leading winery of the IGP Castelló.

This all came about via a Tweet I posted asking wine friends to recommend a winery to visit not far from where we were. Three respondents recommended the same bodega – photo above!

I contacted the winery and spoke to founder and owner, Vicente Flors, who wasn’t at all fazed by my asking: a) for a visit and tasting , b) for an overnight stay – in our campervan, c), if possible the use of a toilet overnight (I’ll be in trouble from Claire for including that!), and d) maybe to plug in our electricity! Yes, I know – I’ve got a cheek!

Well what a character Vicente is! The three of us hit it off harmoniously, rather like a fine blended wine! We tasted several wines, all real quality, with Vicente telling us the story of how he left banking to take over and completely change the family wine business, from local bulk wine producer, to fine quality bottled wines – served in Gourmet and Michelin starred restaurants!

You can read the story of our visit and the story of the bodega on the 5Barricas articles page on this site – please do, the wines are well worth seeking out. Plus, when life returns to normality you may well want to take advantage of the special dinners he arranges at Bodega Flors, accompanied by his wines, of course, with music, and finally – an astronomer who guides us through the sky at night!

We really want to attend one of these wonderful, unique events!

Look out for Bodega Flors wines – and you can order online. I recommend you do!

Many thanks for reading Part Two – all comments are most welcome!

Ciao (that gives you an idea of where we are right now!)

2 thoughts on “OUR TRAVELS!”

  1. Good news – thanks for the reply, Hugh and Beverly. He’s a real character – and his wines are very good. My second-favourite was his white; favourite, though very limited supply, and a one-off was a red called Trufes (I think) superb! If you have the chance, ask for a taste!

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