Castilla-La Mancha is a region and autonomous community in central Spain to the south and east of Madrid. The setting of 17th-century novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes, it encompasses plains dotted with vineyards, castles and windmills, plus mountain ranges.

Regional capitalToledo. Other towns: Cuenca.

Vineyards: At 400,000 hectares (988,000 acres) it is the largest vineyard region in the world, producing often mediocre wine for distillation, bases for sparkling wines and vermouth (Pedro Ballesteros Torres, March 2018).


Certified Biodynamic: Bodegas Parra Jiménez.

Certified organicBodegas Verum.


Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, ’10 Young Guns’, Decanter March 2018 p.46.