The cradle of La Rioja wine awaits you with a guided tour of a famous and unique, family run winery. Proud of being old-fashioned, they still construct their own barrels on site and create their outstanding wines with traditional methods. For over a hundred and thirty years the family has been devoted to a scrupulous selection of grapes, as well as traditional methods of ageing in oak barrels – the result being wines of an exceptional bouquet. Special mention ought to be made of their white wines. Here they age their white wines in oak for as long as their reds; the result has to be tasted to understand! Your excellent winery tour includes seeing their facilities, finalised with a tasting of their main wines. Continuing, you will make a “contrast” tour of a nearby 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 red wines in a modern style, which reflect the terroir of La Rioja wine region. The owners of the winery also produce high quality extra virgin olive oils, from olives grown in Catalonia and on the island of Mallorca; which you will be able to sample.
After this fantastic morning of sampling Rioja wines, our chauffeur will take you to a nearby scenic village, where you will enjoy a relaxing country fare lunch, accompanied by more local wines. Returning 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 wonderful Wine Lovers Tour 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 the Rioja wine region.