Tomelloso has in its subsoil about 4,000 caves drilled for the storage of wine; they open to the exterior by the so-called lumbreras, which are ventilation grates that can be easily seen on the pavements of the streets.
Many of these caves preserve the typical clay jars and other utensils necessary for winemaking. The caves were created in Tomelloso in response to the great need for wine production and storage.
The caves are opened to the outside through the “lumbreras”, which are the light and ventilation systems of the caves. They housed all the necessary tools for the artisanal and family production of wine, large clay pots, scales, filters, pumps, etc.
The caves have been replaced by the modern technologies of the wine industry, but the ones that still exist today preserve the charm of the past.
- Address: Different locations in the town | Tomelloso
- Price: Free
- Contact: Tomelloso Tourist Office