Why just drink D.O. Vinos de Madrid at a bar when you can taste it straight from the source?
That’s right—one of the most unique wines you can order in the Spanish capital is produced right here in the region of Madrid! We can’t imagine a better day trip than a visit to a local winery, many of which are less than an hour outside the city. Be sure to check out these incredible Madrid wineries for an ideal escape perfect for vino aficionados and newbies alike!
1. Las Moradas de San Martín
Nestled on the edge of the region of Madrid close to Toledo and Ávila provinces, Las Moradas de San Martín is among the most idyllic Madrid wineries. Its unique geography and climate make it ideal for producing some of the most intense, velvety D.O. Vinos de Madrid wines. Although the winery itself was established less than 20 years ago, winemakers in this region have been practicing their craft for centuries. In fact, some of the most legendary writers of the Spanish Golden Age alluded to these wines in their works!
Address: Pago Castillejos, Carretera M541, km 4.5, San Martín de Valdeiglesias
2. Bodega Saavedra
The sprawling vineyards of Bodega Saavedra are filled with vines ranging from 70 to 100 years old. The unique landscape makes it difficult for mechanical harvesting, so they still use the same traditional manual harvesting techniques as they did when the winery opened four generations ago. Still family-run and going stronger than ever, this lovely corner of paradise is one of our favorite Madrid wineries for their stunning location, even better wines, and outstanding service.
Address: Travesía de la Carretera de Escalona, 5, Cenicientos
The descendants of Bernabeleva‘s original owner still faithfully take care of the vines he planted nearly a century ago. As a result, the beautiful vineyards produce some of the most delicious red and white D.O. Vinos de Madrid wines. As if the wine itself didn’t make this one of our favorite Madrid wineries, the area is also steeped in fascinating history dating back to both the ancient Celts as well as the Romans.
Address: Carretera Ávila-Toledo (N-403) km 81.6, San Martín de Valdeiglesias
4. Bodegas Marañones
The team at Bodegas Marañones prides themselves on their dedication to producing elegant wines while maintaining a commitment to the environment. The rich soil in their picturesque vineyards is ideal for growing carefully tended grapes, mostly of the garnacha and albillo varieties. Each of their six wines is completely organic, going as far as to use indigenous yeast during the fermentation process.
Address: Avenida de Marcial Llorente, 69, Pelayos de la Presa
As one of the most modern Madrid wineries, ValleYglesias may seem like a far cry from the traditional bodegas that have been around for decades. However, although ValleYglesias itself was only established in 2001, this family team here maintains a steadfast commitment to their grandfather’s traditional winemaking philosophy from the early twentieth century. Their mission is to bring prestige back to the area of San Martín de Valdeiglesias, and they do it through the combination of their winery and their own restaurant.
Address: Calle de la Corredera Alta, 28, San Martín de Valdeiglesias
6. Bodegas Andrés Díaz
Located in the foodie paradise of Navalcarnero (direct buses run every 30 minutes from Madrid’s Príncipe Pío station!), Bodegas Andrés Díaz is a delightful family-run winery dedicated to producing some of the best D.O. Vinos de Madrid reds. Now run by the great-granddaughter of the original owner, it’s one of our favorite Madrid wineries due to its perfect balance of tradition and modernity.
Address: Calle Palencia, 32, Navalcarnero
7. Bodegas Real Cortijo de Carlos III
Real Cortijo de Carlos III is easily one of the most royal Madrid wineries! This historic vineyard dates back to the late 18th century, when the king ordered its construction as a wine producer for Spain’s royal family. Today, you don’t have to be in line to the throne to enjoy their delicious wines—or to visit the winery itself. The site consists of lush gardens, a small yet fascinating museum and centuries-old cellars that are still in use today.
Address: Calle de Leon Ruiz Ruiz, 0, Cortijo de San IsidroWant our insider’s guide to eating in Madrid? Just add your email address in the form below!
Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.