The wines of VINADA have its origin in the wine-growing region of Castilla-La Mancha. The area is located in the southern half of Spain's Meseta Central. Castilla-La Mancha is one of the seventeen Regions of Spain. The wine region stretches from Madrid to the hills of Valdepeñas. The area covers eight million hectares. To give you an idea of its size: this is twice as large as The Netherlands. Castilla-La Mancha produces 50% of the total Spanish wine production.

.... this is twice as large as The Netherlands!

La Mancha, in rood aangegeven

Castilla-La Mancha has an extreme land climate. This provides ice-cold winters, and in the summer, the temperature rises to over 40 degrees Celsius. Castilla-La Mancha is situated on a high plateau. The area is located between 800 to 1,000 metres above sea-level. This plateau is bounded to the north and east by high mountain ranges, hills and rivers. In the north the Tagus River (El Tajo) forms a natural border with Madrid and in the south the river Guadiana flows along Valdepeñas, north of the border with Andalusia. This plateau is so great that even the natural mountain ranges cannot hold back the wind. The famous windmills of La Mancha are proof of this.

Miguel de Cervantes gave international fame to the region and its windmills with his character Don Quixote de La Mancha.

 

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