October 31, 1864: Wine area of Castilla y León was established. Old Castile, a landlocked region in the center of Spain, is renowned for its gothic churches and castles, which showcase the area’s dedication to preserving its rich heritage. It also has long-standing winemaking customs that date back thousands of years. There are currently 11 great wine sub-regions within it, with Ribera del Duero being the most well-known.
“Castile y Leon is the largest region in Spain that is located in the northwest part of the country. It is one of the country’s Autonomous Communities”.
Did you know:In the Castile y Leon area, there are now about 40,000 hectares under vine cultivation. The wines made in this region are of a good calibre despite the fact that the terrain is not very fertile and output is still modest.
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