Madrid, with Designation of Origin

  • Madrid, con Denominación de Origen
    madrid_con_denominacion_de_origen.jpg
  • Madrid, con Denominación de Origen
    madrid_con_denominacion_de_origen.jpg
  • Denominaciondeorigen_1400051450.448.jpg

Far from the bustling and cosmopolitan Madrid,  the more rural Madrid, which still lives off agriculture and farming, offers a series of products that have obtained the Designation of Origin in recognition of their quality and good work, and which will delight the most discerning palates.

This certification not only reflects the quality of the products, but also guarantees absolute control of the ingredients throughout the entire production process. Food from Madrid has special characteristics which are their mark of distinction, thanks to the quality of the ingredients and the climate conditions.  

Wines of Madrid Designation of Origin

Madrid’s wine production is divided into three sub-areas: Arganda, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias. Although they share the same geographical certification, they are differentiated due to the different climatic conditions and the subsoil of each area. Since 1990, the Wines of Madrid D.O.  has rivalled classics like those from Rioja or Ribera del Duero on the national and international market. It boasts red, white and rosé wines with different grape varieties and marketed by 44 wineries.

Oils of Madrid Designation of Origin

A staple in the Mediterranean diet, extra virgin olive oil from Madrid, liquid gold, has very little acidity and an intense yellow colour with green tones. These characteristics give it its well-known quality. It is also worth highlighting its excellent aroma and high nutritional and dietetic value.

Sierra de Guadarrama Meat Protected Geographic Indication

The climate conditions and the fields of the North of Madrid sierra are a perfect environment for the breeding of  beef cattle. This privileged scenario influences positively on the quality of the meat with the Sierra de Guadarrama label. It is differentiated by its slightly damp appearance, its reddish-pinkish colour and a firm texture with infiltrations of fat on the muscle.

Anis from Chinchón Geographical Designation

It owes its name to the town in Madrid where it is produced and bottled. This alcoholic liqueur is prepared with grains of anis called anise. According to its alcoholic graduation and the amount of sugar, four varieties are prepared: special dry, extra dry, dry and sweet.

Olives from Campo Real Quality Designation

The land in this municipality to the south east of Madrid is covered in olives. They share the same quality as those that are destined  to obtain oil, but in this case, they are for human consumption. Apart from the quality of the  ingredients, the secret of the Campo Real olives lies in the seasoning, prepared with aromatic herbs, such as thyme, fennel or oregano.

Other autochthonous products

Not distinguished with geographical markings, but with  the same quality of the previous ones. Other food from Madrid enjoys much deserved fame within the region and beyond. They include products like melons from Villaconejos, strawberries and asparagus from  Aranjuez, broad beans from the Northern Sierra, garden produce from Villa del Prado, honey from the Madrid Sierra or garlic from Chinchón.

Furthermore, the Community of Madrid also has Certified Ecological Products, which are gaining more and more fans, and the new generic brand guarantee, M Product Certificate.

 

DON’T MISS

Discover Spanish wines, among the best in the world , and the emerging wines from Madrid, which are increasingly elaborated and recognised.

Savoury dishes and sweets, tapas and wines of the land. What and where to eat in Madrid.

THE STRAWBERRY TRAIN

  • Casa Mundi
  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Guide Eating in Madrid

OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

Make your way up to the observation deck for some stunning views.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

To enjoy amazing spring plans in Madrid.