We will visit a region in the province of León in Spain, crossed longitudinally by the Camino de Santiago and vertically by the Sil River. Located just south of Asturias and east of Galicia, it shares many elements in common with these two regions, both in terms of landscape, urban design, gastronomy and culture. However, it is a region with its own identity, which is proud of its history and its folklore. In fact, it is the only region of León that is recognized by law.
Cured meats are some of its typical delicacies. Also noteworthy are its D.O. wines and its indigenous Mencía grape, as well as its fruits, pippin apple, conference pear. Traditionally it is also a mining area.
We will visit a winery located in front of the Castro de la Ventosa. This enclave, archaeologically and historically outstanding as a unique site in the region, has served as an element of inspiration and historical restoration for the design and project of the building and winery. Thus, the building emerges from the ground and blends with it.
We will have lunch in a traditional building that was a former hospital for pilgrims in the 17th century.
We will stay in a Palacio Posada, a monument listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Junta of Castilla y León. It has been giving life to the land that surrounds it, especially vineyards, for at least three centuries. The noblemen made their living from wine, which they produced aged and stored in the cellar that today has been converted into a shop.
Dinner will be at the Posada Palace itself to taste local and traditional products from Castilla-León.