San Vicente de la Sonsierra offers a large number of attractions for wine tourists and, from now on, it will have two more. After months of work, work has now been completed on the “Enhancing the value of the Castle’s wine cellars” project, which has adapted two municipal-owned wine cellars for future visits.
Through this project developed in 2020, these two coves will be incorporated into the guided tours offered by the municipal tourist office, which will greatly improve the tourist experience.
On the hill of the fortress of San Vicente there are a hundred or so caves of different depths and surfaces. With the implementation of this project, this important heritage linked to wine culture and to the past, present and future of the town will be enhanced.
The cellars in caves -calados- take advantage of the properties of the subsoil, which gives them a stable temperature and humidity throughout the year for the ageing and storage of the wine.
These cellars are also part of the museum project developed, thanks to which visitors will learn a little more about the history of the cellars, the history of traditional winemaking and the wine cellars and the heritage of the town.
The project, with a total cost of 54,655.88 euros, has been co-financed with a grant of 39,960 euros from the aid of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Affairs in the 2019 call for proposals (LEADER aid from the local action group ADRA).