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Camino de Santiago, Day 12: Logronos, Spain: Wine Tasting

Bodegas Ontañón

Bodegas Ontañón

There are hundreds of wineries in this area but you usually must make reservations to visit.  The hotel receptionist was kind enough to do that for us and we had an appointment at 5 pm.  We took a public bus to the winery which is 10 minutes outside of Logrono.

We visited the family-owned Bodegas Ontanon Winery and had a personal tour around by the affable Jesus.  The family has over 250 hectares of prime vineyards, primarily growing Tempranillo.  The building also serves somewhat as an art museum with stained glass, sculpture, and paintings all done by one artist: Miguel Angel Sáenz.  We tried several wines and especially enjoyed the 1995 Tempranillo we were treated to.  Flavors!

We met a young couple from Washington D.C. traveling around Spain for three weeks.  Nice people.  We got some good tips from them about traveling to Porto, Portugal which is a good possibility when we are done with the Camino (provided we ever finish!).

It seems like we haven’t gotten very far on the Camino and I just have to keep reminding myself to take it one step at a time, one day at a time, and eventually, we will get there.  And to enjoy every step along the way.

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