Valencia is famous for many things, from breathtaking sights to being the birthplace of paella. But did you know that Valencia also has a rich winemaking tradition that spans nearly three thousand years?

If you’re a wine enthusiast, trust me, you’ll love going wine tasting in Valencia. From picturesque vineyards situated in the scenic countryside to elegant wine bars in the center of the city, there’s a wine-tasting experience in Valencia for every type of traveler and budget.

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Wine tasting in Valencia – fun facts

History: The wine-making tradition in the Valencia region spans over 2,600 years
Main appellation: DO Utiel-Requena
Planted area: 32,000 ha
Wines produced: Mostly red and rosé wines. Also cava, pale white wines, and sweet wines
Red grape varieties: Bobal (indigenous grape variety occupying 65% of the area and producing 80% of the wine), Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, etc.
White grape varieties: Tardana (indigenous grape variety), Verdejo, Moscatel, Chardonnay, etc.
Annual production: 31 million bottles of wine per year
Other appellations: DO Valencia, DO Alicante, DO Castellón

Old Town

Valencia’s Old Town, also known as Ciutat Vella, is a mesmerizing maze of narrow streets, historic buildings, and hidden treasures. Dating back two thousand years, all the way to Valencia’s Roman origins, this part of the city is steeped in history and culture.

But that’s not all. The Old Town is bustling with activity and is a haven for arts, music, and nightlife enthusiasts, which makes it the perfect place to go on a wine-tasting tour while in Valencia.

Whether you decide to go wine bar hopping on your own or prefer to discover Valencia’s wine culture in the company of a wine connoisseur, you have plenty of options.


Ruzafa is a vibrant neighborhood known for its nightlife, which makes it a wonderful backdrop for wine tasting in Valencia.

Peppered with numerous wine bars and bodegas where you can indulge in the perfect local wine and tapas pairings, Ruzafa is bohemian and trendy with an eclectic atmosphere.

Here you will also find an abundance of options, so deciding where to go might be a bit overwhelming. To spare you the stress of random choice, here are some top wine bars and wine-tasting tours to check out in Valencia’s Ruzafa neighborhood.

City of Arts and Sciences

Finding a nice wine bar in Valencia is not complicated at all. But you might prefer a venue relatively close to your accommodation, especially if you plan to spend the evening wine tasting in Valencia.

Since the area next to the City of Arts and Sciences is one of the best places to stay in Valencia if you’ve booked or plan to book a hotel here, the following tour comes highly recommended.


Valencia has plenty of exceptional wine bars and terraces where you can taste absolutely marvelous local wines. But if you’re in the city for anything more than 2 days, the nearby Utiel-Requena is one of the best day trips from Valencia.

To get there, you can either rent a car or hop on the train and visit on your own. But if you want to expand your wine experience and learn more about this millennial wine region, you should definitely join one of these vineyard tours.

Lara profile picAbout the Author
Hola! I'm Lara, a travel writer based in Valencia, Spain. I like exploring the most authentic side of the city and sharing local travel tips, beautiful photo locations, hidden gems and festivals worth-traveling for in and around Valencia. I'm known for having a knack for finding the coziest dining spots and preparing a mean agua de Valencia cocktail. I love Valencia with all my heart and I hope you’ll do too.

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