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The DO area named after the city of the same name (Toro = bull) is located in the northern Spanish region of Castilla y León not far from the Portuguese border. The DO Rueda borders to the east, the big river Duero crosses both areas. Toro is also known as "Tierra del Pan" (Land of Bread) because of the huge wheat fields. The vineyards cover about 4,000 hectares and are mostly located in the valleys of the Guareña at an altitude of 600 to 750 meters above sea level. Already in the 13th century, monks cultivated vines here. In 1215, the first Spanish university was moved to the city of Salamanca (outside the DO) in the south (from Palencia), which gave a great boost to viticulture. The professors, students and not least the church princes and the Spanish court held this wine in high esteem. The area is named after the town of the same name, which is situated on a rocky hill on the banks of the Duero.

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