Your Wine Lovers Tour starts in the birthplace of La Rioja wine. Your first winery tour is of a famous and unique, family run winery (NB: **this winery will not confirm a private visit and there is, therefore, a small possibility that there could be other people in your visit group). Proud of being old-fashioned, they still construct their own barrels on site and do not expect to see modern sophisticated machinery there, it is all done traditionally – and the wines are truly outstanding. If there is one bodega experienced in producing white wine, it is here, where they age white wines in oak for as long as they do reds. You’ll have an excellent tour of the facilities finalised with a tasting of their main wines.
Continuing, you will make a “contrast” tour of a nearby modern style Bodega, founded some 20 years ago by a lovely Catalan couple. Well aware of the significant number of excellent traditional wineries in la Rioja, their objective was to create superb, high expression red wines in a modern style. The owners of the winery also produce incredibly high quality extra virgin olive oils in the Emporda region and in Mallorca, which you will also have an opportunity to sample. After this fantastic morning of sampling the best Riojas, our chauffeur will take you to a nearby scenic village. Here you will enjoy a relaxing Riojan country fare lunch, accompanied by more wines from the region, of course. On the way back to your hotel, our chauffeur will detour at a couple of other prestigious wineries, where you will be able to taste further Rioja styles, to round off this truly memorable and complete wine lovers day in Spain!
Tour in a nutshell: Guided visits to 2 prestigious wineries with sampling of their wines. Wine tastings at other prestigious wineries. Overnight in La Rioja wine country.