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7 Best Places for Food and Wine in Spain

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Old town on the Tajo Gorge in Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

The seven best places for food and wine in Spain are idyllic, offering picturesque views, tasting rooms, and gourmet restaurants that present some of the world's finest food and wine.

Travel across Spain and unveil scenic beauty that intertwines with charming village squares. Cafes overlook outstanding vineyards and wineries complete a ballet between gorgeous untamed landscapes, antique towns, and manicured countryside.

Discover regions bursting with remarkable flavors as you take your time savoring the point at which classic cuisine and delicious wines meet local heritage, complemented by cultural charm and historical sites.

  1. 1. Combarro
  2. 2. Alicante
  3. 3. Jerez de la Frontera
  4. 4. Ronda
  5. 5. Acinipo
  6. 6. San Sebastian
  7. 7. Pontevedra
  8. Explore the Best Places for Food and Wine in Spain

1. Combarro

Octopus and wine served at a restaurant in Cambarro, Galicia, Spain

Pulpo a la Gallega in Cambarro, Spain

Delicately perched on the northwest shoreline, Combarro is one of the most beautiful villages in Galicia, one of the 6 Best Wine Regions in Spain.

The village’s old quarter highlights three distinct types of architecture and brilliant examples of the charming “Horreos' or ”raised granaries” that bring a burst of color to the seafront.

This is the perfect location for a seafood feast, as fishermen set out early to acquire the catch of the day. When done, their colorful boats return to the shores, adding to the beauty of a quaint village scene.

Food & Wine Highlights: Albariño • Rias Baixas Wine Region • Mussel Festival • Octopus

2. Alicante

Promenade in the Marina of Alicante in Spain

Alicante, Spain

Known for its long beaches and great weather that completes the perfect seaside scene, Alicante is not to be missed when visiting greater Valencia.

The city offers visitors a cultural experience highlighted by marvelous architecture, monuments, and museums, where castle grounds meet green spaces and vibrant squares. Savor the wines and foods of the Alicante province, embracing local traditions when visiting one of the many pubs or restaurants in the old quarter.

On Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid Vacations & Tours passing through Alicante, enjoy a visit to wineries and indulge in the local grape-harvest celebrations that embody the rich connection between wine and life in the area.

Food & Wine Highlights: Alicante Bouschet • Esmorçaret alacantí • Mercado Central de Alicante • Paella Alicantina • Salted Fish • Vino Fondillón

3. Jerez de la Frontera

Sherry barrels in Jerez bodega in Spain

Barrels of sherry in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Discover the jewel of Cadiz on Spain’s southern coast and uncover the wonders of wine-focused Jerez de la Frontera.

Thought to be the home of flamenco, the flamboyant gestures portrayed in the dance carry through in the architecture and fabulous flair Jerez has to offer.

Located between mountains and rolling vineyards, this is the ideal destination for food and wine lovers on Tours & Vacations of Southern Spain. On their travels, they can experience local varietals and savor culinary delights that encompass the culture and traditions of the Cadiz coast.

Food & Wine Highlights: Sherry • Riñones al Jerez • Rabo de Toro • Almadraba Tuna

4. Ronda

Panoramic view from a bridge in Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Possibly one of the most dramatic settings, Ronda inspires visitors with architectural masterpieces set upon a gorge that separates old from new.

During the Best Time to Visit Spain for a Wine Tour, capture incredible vistas from the dramatic Puente Viejo bridge and visit the nearby abandoned chapel, before savoring the simple pleasures of Ronda’s rich wine-making history.

Discover the Serrania de Ronda wine-producing area, collectively known as “the Ronda wines”, to savor blends unique to the region. Each wine is carefully crafted by the Bodegueros of Ronda to reflect a connection between the past and present.

Food & Wine Highlights: Petit Verdot • Tempranillo • Macabeo • Colombard • Slowronda Traditional Cooking • Ronda Carbonara

5. Acinipo

Moscatel wine and castanyada dish served at a restaurant

Moscatel and castanyada in Acinipo, Spain

A short distance from Ronda is the ancient city of Acinipo. Enter through the grand, stone entrance gates and head up the hill to a display of beautiful houses.

Embrace the strong Bronze-Age influence and marvel at many remnants of the ancient civilization. Take note of the impressive Roman Theater and discover the perfect blend of old meets new.

A key part of Malaga’s wine history, early settlers were part of a thriving community, with money minted with images of grapes, demonstrating the inextricable relationship between local wine, community, and tradition.

Food & Wine Highlights: Moscatel • Romé • Still Wine Production • Lemberger

6. San Sebastian

Tortilla de patatas dish served at a restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain

Tortilla de Patatas in San Sebastian, Spain

What better place to savor the wines and culinary delights of the Basque region than in the city of San Sebastian, known to have the most bars in Spain and a fair number of Michelin-starred restaurants?

Take in the glorious views across the Basque Coast and enjoy the popular and breathtaking beaches that make this region famous.

Walk the streets of one of Spain’s most beautiful cities and discover the art and culture of Donostia, while embracing local flair and fare on Northern Spain Tours & Vacations to San Sebastian.

Food & Wine Highlights: Rose wines • Anchovy dishes • Tortilla de patatas • Rioja • Txakoli • Folle blanche • Petit manseng

Learn more: Top 7 Things to Do in San Sebastian

7. Pontevedra

Caneliñas beach in Pontevedra, Spain

Pontevedra, Spain

Steeped in maritime history, spending time in the northwest coastal city of Pontevedra captures a distinct perspective when embarking on a food and wine tour in Spain.

Walk the charming streets of the beautiful historic quarter and admire the contrast between ancient ruins and modern architecture.

Known for outstanding seafood experiences, restaurants offer a taste of nautical treasures to accompany fine wines, one of the Top 5 Food and Wine Things to Do in Spain. You can also take walks on charming promenades that unveil the picturesque combination of land and sea.

Food & Wine Highlights: Cockle and sardine pie • Oysters • Mussels • Rias baixas

Explore the Best Places for Food and Wine in Spain

San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian, Spain

Experiencing some of Spain’s iconic varietals and best-kept-secret culinary combinations may be priorities for you on Food & Wine Tours in Spain. Adding adventure to the cities, towns, and villages surrounding these regions demonstrates the importance of heritage, community, and life when it comes to culinary history and wine traditions.

Learn how you can explore and experience the essential culinary delights and delicious wines across the Iberian Peninsula with more ideas in our Spain Travel Guide. Or discover options beyond Spanish borders with our Europe Food & Wine Tours & Vacations.

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