Every day at Casa de las Viñas is an opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside that surrounds the house, from vineyards to the mountains and beyond. Discover a world of secluded trails, amazing picnic places, sleepy villages and vibrant towns. Valencia city is less than an hour away, while the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean are within easy reach for daytrips.
Bordered by pine-clad mountains rich in fauna and flora, dissected by olive groves and almond trees, the village of San Juan sits in gently undulating vineyards. It’s a place that’s genuinely good for your soul.
There’s plenty of countryside to explore close by, on foot and by bike. And just a few kilometres away you’ll also find the rugged beauty of Negrete Park and Hoces de Cabriel, along with the impressive lakes at Benageber and Chera – ideal for lazy days by the water.
Towns and villages
Casa de las Viñas is located approximately midway between the lively Spanish towns of Requena and Utiel, around 8km from either. There are numerous traditional neighbouring villages and hamlets to explore as well, most of which are involved in wine production and many with their own cooperatives and bodegas where you can sample the local produce.
Slightly further afield, the small mountain towns of Chera and Sot de Chera are well worth a visit – not least for their magnificent scenery and stunning walks.
Both Requena and Utiel are brimming with centuries of history and offer many cultural attractions. There are festivals, events and fiestas throughout the year – and an abundance of cafés, bars and restaurants serving delicious local food. Both towns have a great selection of independent stores as well a choice of supermarkets.
Requena, the largest town in the area, sits nearly 700m above sea level and dates back to the Iron Age. It’s history as a centre for the silk and wine trades is evident throughout the enchanting old town, La Villa, and its caves, churches, Moorish castle, medieval architecture and ancient narrow streets are fascinating.
Less than an hour away by car, coach or train, perched on the Mediterranean coast is Valencia, Spain’s third largest, and arguably its friendliest and most captivating city.
Home of paella, there is so much to explore here, from the amazing City of Arts and Sciences, the splendid Turia Gardens, and one of the oldest food markets in Europe, to the wonderful cathedral, churches, and unique blend of historic architecture that makes the city so unique.
The Mediterranean coast is the perfect contrast to the vines and mountains of Requena, with the easily accessible beaches of Valencia city, Cullera and Oliva ideal for a day by the sea.
The famous sandy beach of Malvarrosa is just a short bus ride from the centre of Valencia with plenty of restaurants on the promenade where you can enjoy lunch.
Casa de las Viñas is available to rent for vacations all year round, including Christmas and New Year.