Wine has always been of the utmost importance to Yecla, from the phoenician period to today, such that in 1979 a Guarantee of Origin was bestowed on Yecla: a unique acheivement in Spain for one sole municipality.
The wines of Yecla have recieved a multitude of national and international prizes. They have been included in the lists of recomendations of noted wine experts and connoisseurs such as Robert Parker. In 2008 the CERTAMEN SELECCIÓN VINOS D.O. YECLA (A competition for the selection of fine wines) was inaugurated, making a landmark in the stimulation and growth of our wine business. With an eye on wine tourism, in 2009 Yecla joined the Asociación Española de Ciudades del Vino (ACEVÍN) (The Spanish Association of Wine Producing Cities) responsible for inspiring Rutas del Vino de España (Wine Routes of Spain), thus adding the Wine Route of Yecla.
The Wine Route of Yecla is led by the local Council, the regulating board of the Guarantee of Origin (Yecla), a number of other local institutions and groups associated with wine growing and producing, gastronomy, hotels, travel agents etc interested in the promotion and development of wine related tourism. The Yecla Wine Route is a way to discover our town and its touristic resources through the culture of wine. It is a way to live unique experiences, to contribute to the conservation of our wine growing tradition and to foster respect for our history and environment.
Through the Wine Route of Yecla the visitor experiences the cultural diversity created in the town over the years: vineyards, old and new wineries, wine tasting, gastronomy, shops, sightseeing attractions, festivals and other tourist services such as accomadation and events. To get to know Yecla, to enjoy a world of fun, to be guaranteed satisfaction, that is what is offered to the visitor. Whether on a guided tour or an individual visit, Yecla will offer you its best.