Camino Levante-Rest day in El Toboso

Seemed like a good day to take a rest day in the hometown of Dulcinea.
The Cervantes Museum with over 700 editions in many languages of a single book. You guessed it; Don Quixote by Cervantes. Interesting dignitaries signing some; Nelson Mandela, Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Margaret Thatcher and an Irish Edition signed by Eamon de Valera.
Don Quixote in German signed by Hitler
Dulcinea at dusk
After all that education we visited Campos de Dulcinea Winery for a tasting. Surprisingly we learned La Mancha is by far the biggest wine producing region of Spain.
All Campos de Dulcinea wines are all organic, with the grapes picked by hand.
The Sauvignon Blanc was crisp with a hint of grapefruit. The Rose was different with a strong strawberry scent but not sweet. The red was 100% Tempranillo. Outstanding. All the wines were excellent.
Sampling wines with Mika. Kind Raquela from the Hospederia de la Casa Torre translated for us.
I am a believer in La Mancha wine! Beyond Rioja there are many fine wine regions. Ribeira Sacra,, Ribera del Duero, and now La Mancha. Looking forward to further exploration.
Organic grapes. no racks. picked by hand
Great label depicting face of Don Quixote. And a great wine. only a few hundred cases produced each year. “Vale” is the last word in the book.
Book in Afrikaners signed by Nelson Mandela
San Antonio del Abad
Santiago the Moor Slayer depicted above altar
Sign of Santiago on the Church of San Antonio

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