Thank you. Lots of information in that thread. Interesting that one of the posters mention about trying the Joven wines for cost reasons. I don't recollect seeing any Joven Riberas in the local stores!
Thanks for the recommendations. Vega Sicilia is not taking any visitors at this time of the year. The nice lady from Emilio Mora is trying to veer us towards Cepa21 a "modern" take on the Emilio Mora wines and I am not entirely convinced about that . We are planning to stay for a few days in Aranda del Duero. It seems like most places are closed on Mondays! Did you get a chance to visit any of the local weekly markets while you were there?
I agree that calling and getting a reservation is the way to go. On our drive to Salamanca, if time permits, we will try to make a detour through Toro. I will try to fit Segovia in, but given the short time (and we are also spending a day in Burgos with some old friends), it might be tough one. Thank you.