Invitation to Join #WorldWineTravel Exploration of Castilla y Léon

Saturday, March 27th is just around the corner and on that date, I’m thrilled to co-host the latest #WorldWineTravel chat focusing on Castilla y Léon with Allison from ADVineTURES.  

Come to Castile and Leon From the Comfort of Your Home

Our third destination this year, Castilla y Léon (as written in Spanish), is where winemaking history predates Roman settlement. It encompasses several prestigious D.O. (Denominaciones de Origin) including Ribera del Duero and Rueda, and also the Castilla Y Léon VT (Vino de la Tierra) which covers the entire region and is void of tight D.O. restrictions giving winemakers room to experiment. One can find quality red, white, rose and sparkling wines to suit any palate in this area.

The D.O. of Castilla y Léon are spread in north central to eastern Spain. Note the IGP here refers to Castilla y Léon VT. Map source:

One also finds a diversity of terroirs and weather. From dry plains to rocky higher altitude areas and a continental climate ranging from scorching summer to frigid winter days. Overall, rain is scarce forcing vines to search deep within the area’s varied soils.

Spain vineyard Ribera del Duero

Bush vines in Ribero de Duero after pruning.

At present, the #WorldWineTravel group of wine, food and travel aficionados are cheerfully sipping wines from throughout this historical region, pairing choices with an array of foods and exploring the culture, all while planning their own virtual visit to the largest autonomous region in Spain. The best news is you’re invited to join the virtual journey!

How to join us:

Post in our Facebook Group event or send an email to tell me you’re in: Include blog url and title, Twitter handle, and any other social media details. You can message me in Facebook or contact me at lynn at

Send your post title to me by Monday, March 22nd to be included in the preview post that Allison will prepare. Your title should include “#WorldWineTravel”.

Publish your post between Friday March 26th and 8:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, March 27th. You can always schedule your post in advance if you will be tied up that morning.

Include links to the other #WorldWineTravel participants in your post, and a description of what the event is about. I’ll provide the HTML code that you can easily put in your initial post — which will link to people’s general blog url.

Once all the posts are live, I’ll send updated code so you can update the permanent links to everyone’s #WorldWineTravel posts.

Get social! After the posts go live, please visit your fellow bloggers posts’ to comment and share. We have a Facebook group for participating bloggers to connect and share, too.

Sponsored posts are OK if clearly disclosed. Please be sure to disclose if your post is sponsored or if you are describing wine or other products for which you received a free sample.

And don’t miss our Twitter chat Saturday, March 27th at 8:00 am PT, 17:00 CET using hashtag #WorldWineTravel.

Until then, saludos!

D.O. Rueda is all about white wines made from Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc.

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