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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bodega del Garroferal

La Bodega del Garroferal
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Murla
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Owner description: A very small, family owned wine Bodega situated in the beautiful Jalon Valley (Vall de Pop) midway between Alicante and Valencia.
peachbus
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

If you are in the area it is well worth taking a couple of hours out of your day to visit Peter and Helen. Peters knowledge and passion is accompanied by some fantastic wines. I would personally like to thank Catherine their daughter who very kindly entertained my 3 year old son so we could enjoy the wine tasting. I always said I hated Sauvignon Blanc but Peters wine was stunning we even ended up buying a bottle! Very reasonable price to do the tour and tasting and accompanied by some lovely tapas.

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Winenthusiast_8, Owner at La Bodega del Garroferal, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for the lovely review. Our daughter really enjoyed looking after your little boy too! We are pleased that you have found a Sauv. Blanc you like and hope to see you at the Bodega again soon!
Take care!
Peter & Helen
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Amsterdam
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“Warm genuine Hospitality and beautiful wines.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Even though we arrived in the evening unannounced (please do call in advance), Peter Arnold & his wife could not have been more welcoming. We enjoyed a great wine tasting with wonderful wines, and good conversation.
You can easily tell this company is run with heart and passion, which is why the wines are all named after musical pieces.
Now let's hope we get everything back on the plane.
Thank you and Baai Dankie, Peter!
From the Expedia team (the 2 Dutchmen, the Frenchman and the Belgian girl)

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Winenthusiast_8, Owner at La Bodega del Garroferal, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
It was great to meet you guys and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Hope you get all the wines home OK and that you will come and visit us again soon! Take care. Peter & Helen
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England
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“Wine Lovers Must Visit Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Anyone wishing to sample and buy some of what we consider to be the most delicious wines we have tasted from this region of Spain, then a visit to Perer & Helen Arnold's Bodega just outside Murla is a must on anyone's holiday agenda. We visited Peter and Helen in September 2012 (this being our 2nd visit) during their very busy harvesting period and they made us feel very welcome indeed! Next year we will be making the trip using our car so we can stock up on the wines.

Visited September 2012
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Portsmouth UK
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“Wished we could spend longer..........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Despite being extremely busy during the harvest period Peter very kindly took the time to give us a short tour of his winery, followed by some tasting with excellent Tapas. He takes great pride in his
product, and rightly so, as the wines are high quality and very reasonably priced. This is a small boutique vinyard, and will not be as polished an experience as say at Spier, but that's what makes the trip special. Peter charged us a tiny fee for the visit-given he was obviously working very hard, it spoke volumes of his character that he made the effort, and were it not for luggage restrictions, we would have bought many more bottles to take home.
If you are going to be in the area, send him an email and advance book a visit. It will be well worth the effort. Cheers Peter. Myself and Karen had a great time.

Visited August 2012
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Guildford UK
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“Possibly the best thing about this region of Spain!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

A simple and relaxed few hours will be had here in Peter's company sampling his really excellent wines and Helen's really excellent Tapas. There is nothing pretentious about this vineyard and you will learn a lot from Peter whose knowledge is imparted with both passion for what he does and extensive knowledge. If you know the Cape Wineries at all, he likes to talk about his time there. A really most enjoyable sejour.

Visited August 2012
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Winenthusiast_8, Owner at La Bodega del Garroferal, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again at the Bodega before too long!
Enjoy the wines!
Peter & Helen
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