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Riki Wigley

I have retired from the rat race and am loving life here in the Valencian Community of Eastern Spain. I have fallen in love with the food and wine of the region which is surprisingly little known despite it´s quality.

To this end I now promote Valencia´s wines through Ricardo´s Valencian Blog, give tastings to groups and take visits to bodegas within the Valencian Community, some of which are not open normally to the public.

If you would like a tasting organised for a group of friends or colleagues, or would like to visit a bodega to see the wine making process, taste and experience traditional Valencian food in a local restaurant I can put an unforgettable trip together for you. Just contact me at

Finally I am also wine consultant to Vino-Valencia a social networking organisation now moving into events management and with it´s own catering arm. You can find out more about our events at

Bodegas Les Freses. VÍ Vid Visits and Reports from Jesus Pobre

Les Freses sits under the mountain of Montgo, overlooking the sea. During the night the humidity levels are immense and in the morning the vineyards and the vines are bathed in moisture which is retained in the soils. During the afternoon the breezes dry them out again keeping them healthy and free from mildew. Historically winemaking has been carbon dated to 7 centuries before Christ in the nearby archeological site of L`Alt de Benimaquia, one of the first Iberian peoples settlements and []