El Molar, a new sub-area for the Wines of Madrid Designation of Origin
The Wines of Madrid Designation of Origin adds a new sub-area of production to its three existing areas. 17.05.2015
The year 2015 is indeed a year of celebration for the Wines of Madrid Designation of Origin: besides commemorating its twenty-fifth anniversary, it continues to recover and expand its field of action with the declaration of a new sub-area of production. The three existing areas—Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias—are located south of the capital, whereas the new area is located to the north and takes its name from the town that hosts welcomes its wine-making activity: El Molar.
The sub-area of El Molar includes countryside, mountains and meadows. Located between the River Guadalix to the east and the River Jarama to the west, El Molar belongs to the Jarama river basin. Its gastronomic offer has always been of primary importance, and its main symbols are the Cerro de La Corneja Natural Park and, precisely, the Wine Caves on La Torreta hillside—in the vicinity of the town of the same name, excavated in the hillside by the Arabs and which subsequently became the setting for the making of the well known ‘El Molar Wine.’