The first chapter in the history of Madrid's wine-growing industry was written under the influence of the Roman Empire, and the region's wines became a sign of wealth and distinction.
Towns: Alcalá de Henares, Nuevo Baztán, Pozuelo del Rey, Campo Real, Valdilecha, Carabaña, Tielmes, Perales de Tajuña, Titulcia Wineries: V de Valmores, Bodega y Viñedos Gosálbez Orti (Qubél), Bodegas Orusco
Rome extended the cultivation of vines to virtually all the corners of its empire, and at the dawn of our age wine would be known almost all over Europe: it was one of the basic ingredients of a healthy diet, accompanied all forms of celebration and ended up becoming a sign of richness, distinction and civilisation. In the first century BC, also under Roman influence, the wine-producing industry was born in the former ‘bull skin’, the Spanish territory described by Greek geographer Strabo. Exploring this route is a way of learning the importance of Madrid in the construction of Hispania, and appreciating the significance of cities such as Complutum (Alcalá de Henares) and Titulcia, that marked the beginning of the history of Madrid’s wines.