Campo de Borja Region
The Campo de Borja region is located northwest of the province of Zaragoza, 64 km from the capital of Aragón, bounded north by the River Ebro and the Hills of the Iberian System by the south.
There are eighteen municipalities that comprise the region of Campo de Borja: Agón, Ainzón, Alberite de San Juan, Albeta, Ambel, Bisimbre, Bulbuente, Bureta, Fréscano, Fuendejalón, Magallón, Maleján, Mallén, Novillas, Pozuelo de Aragón, Tabuenca and Talamantes, being the capital the town of Borja.
The powerful influence of Moncayo determines the climate of this land, being the most significant climatic characteristics, “El cierzo” (a north wind) and large temperature contrasts.
Huecha River, which rises at the foot of the Iberian Range and flows into the Ebro as it passes through the town of Novillas, is the main axis of this territory, which offers landscapes as splendid as varied, dotted with olive trees, vineyards and almond trees.
It's been over a hundred thousand years that humans populated this land, with numerous archaeological sites to be found, mainly from the Iron Age. As ts border character, as the imprint left by the Three Cultures have contributed decisively to forge strong idiosyncrasy, witnessing this Moorish and Jewish quarters towers, Romanesque churches, Arab canals, palaces, castles that show the preponderance of the Military Orders achieved in our region.
One of the main assets of the Campo de Borja, known internationally, is its wine under the distinctive quality of Denomination of Origin since 1980 and whose main characteristic in its development is the predominance of the Garnacha grape variety.
The history of the Campo de Borja region is strongly related to this great wine tradition whose first historical references have been in the Monastery of Veruela and still feature in the local landscape, the existence of wineries in hills or hillocks and even under their own homes.
How to get there…
- From Zaragoza is accessed through the N-232 or the AP-68 in the direction Tudela/Logroño, taking the road N-122 in Gallur.
- From Navarra and la Rioja is accesed through the A-68 following Mallén direction through the N-232 or the AP-68 (exit Gallur)
- From Soria is accessed thorugh the N-122
- From Madrid, through the A2. Exit in La Almunia de Doña Godina direction Fuendejalón, through A-121