Wine tourism in Tomelloso
Wine tourism in Tomelloso
Inn of Vine and Culture
Visit Tomelloso, experience the La Mancha Wine Route .
Brief History of Tomelloso
The land where Tomelloso has its origins belonged to the Military Order of Santiago and its Encomienda de Socuéllamos. Tomelloso has been a place of lordship since its birth, dependent on one of the most important Military Orders of the Iberian Peninsula.
During the 18th century, Tomelloso underwent a change in its main economic source, linked since its birth to the cereal exploitation of its lands. So, from the middle of that century, the vine will begin to be introduced among its cropsAlbeit timidly at first, until reaching its peak during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th, when it practically became a monoculture.
The enormous wine production, together with the town’s poor transport links, led to the development of a large number of distilleries from the end of the 19th century until the middle of the 20th century, which reduced the volume of wine production using alcoholic distillation, thus facilitating its transport and commercialisation. These alcohol breweries, initially owned by residents of Tomelloso and later by major companies in the national alcohol sector, led Tomelloso to become the leading producer of wine alcohol in the world in the mid-20th century, a position it still holds today.
What to see in Tomelloso
Things to do in Tomelloso
Special mention should be made of the Fair and Festivals held from 24 to 30 August, one of the most important in Castilla-La Mancha. Activities range from the Food Days, which include tasting competitions and the Wine Festival, to the numerous sports competitions, a traditional market, artistic performances and religious events. Also noteworthy are the San Antón festivities in January .
Tomelloso is a very important wine production center and one of the first producers of excellent wines. You can find endless experiences around wine and gastronomy. Enjoy this place and lose yourself in its hustle and bustle.
How to get to Tomelloso
The Autovía de los Viñedos, the CM-42, is already a reality that connects Toledo with Tomelloso and Albacete, a communication route that will later connect with the A-42, currently under construction, which will connect Extremadura with Levante. by good highways with all the neighboring towns.
Tomelloso Tourist Office:
- Plaza de España, s/n (Posada de los Portales) | 13700 Tomelloso | Ciudad Real (Spain)
- +34 926 52 88 01 Extension 1335