From Aldeayuso one can see the Peñafiel rise crowned by its XIVth century castle and perforated by the centuries old cellars of Ribera del Duero. In the air one can breathe the wine culture. LAVIDA is a space consecrated to Feng-Shui culture, in which wine with capital letters and Slow movement is praised. Forget your hurries as a newcomer. You will be helped to do so with activities such as wine tasting in a wonderful room which exhibits a divine recap of the best of the Ribera. Behind us the original machinery of the house greets us, a gigantic press, with its winery and its history since 1768. It is worth knowing its mechanism to value our glass of red wine, more. The building is sober and functional, on two floors, around a patio open onto the Castilian sun. The rooms are full of light and like the rest of the building, are conceived, designed and decorated following the parameters of Feng-Shui. An artistic and scientific outlook but above all human, so as to create a harmonious ambiance.
The whole building is accessible to wheel chairs and to clients with reduced vision. The hotel has a room with an adapted bathroom. Signage in Braille around the room and bathroom, do not disturb banners to hang off the door knob in Braille.
There are wine tastings in the Hotel followed by the “amuse- bouches”as a form of “tapas” diner. The Spa proposes treatments starring vine, grape and wine itself. Baths and wrappings with wine therapy, body massages with oil from the grape pips, facials, foot reflexology…..they also organize visits to cellars, monasteries and museums in the surroundings. Canoeing in the Hoces del Duratón or in the Duero river (april-october), is another option. Hiking on the Duero banks and the surrounding moor.
Peñafiel castle and the Museo del Vino (wine museum), cellars, Valbuena del Duero Monastery, Monasterio de la Vid, altarpiece in the San Pelayo church (Olivares de Duero).
- LA RIBERA DEL DUERO: GUIA DE PUEBLOS, CASTILLOS, BODEGAS Y VINOS. Isabel Aizpún. Ed. Laertes, 2000. 12€
- APRENDA A CONOCER LOS VINOS: RIBERA DEL DUERO. Varios autores. Ed. Bon Vivant, 2004. 30€
LAVIDA accompanies this rural and wine setting, with a traditional Castilian menu containing personal touches as are the cheek cooked in red Rivera wine, or the “croquetas” maison. The room which is decorated with sayings and proverbs, all to do with wine growing, fits 48 guests. The average price of the menu without wine is 38€.
Ribera del Duero wines, Peñafiel cheeses, craft beers.
By car, from Peñafiel (Valladolid) to Aldeayuso (VA-223 road), 4km.
Madrid (highway A-1, exit 158) 178km.
Valladolid (N-122), 60km.
Aranda de Duero (N-122) 35km.
Segovia (VA-223, and highway of Pinares, exit 53) 85km.
By bus,from Madrid, daily service to Aldeayuso, by La Sepulvedana. From Valladolid, LaRegional buses to Peñafiel and taxi to Aldeayuso.
GPS coordinates: Longitude 040 08’ 00’’ W, Latitude 440 33’ 00’’ N