Arlanza – cradle of Castilla in search of the crown

Arlanza old-vine vineyard

Arlanza’s high mountain slopes, old vines and cool temperatures are giving neighbouring Ribera del Duero a run for its money. Above, one of the vineyards of 80- to 100-year-old vines whose produce is vinified by Andrés Septien.

José Zorrilla (1817–1893) was a famous Spanish poet and playwright who, although born in Valladolid, lived most of his youth in Lerma, as his mother’s family came from this Burgalese town. So strong was the bond that tributes have been erected in various corners of this villa ducal. He can be seen seated in front of the gardens of the Collegiate Church...