Full Day Tasting The Unknown Rioja Wine Region

Full Day Tasting The Unknown Rioja Wine Region

Get to know about the Rioja terroir, from classic Rioja wines to new trends while enjoying a drinking journey full of colors and vineyards along the way throughout the whole day.
THIS EXPERIENCE IS UNIQUE because we emphasize meeting "the terroir", those humble hardworking people passionate about what they do. We will visit very small wineries, from rustic ones with medieval cellars to newer and sophisticated ones.

You are not visiting only just waiters in a wine bar, you will meet the locals, the grower or winemaker and you will see that sparkle in their eyes that betrays the passion and magic that makes them enjoy every moment of their job.

The wine aging system has been revolutionized (back to the past) and today wine is not only aged in oak, stainless steel or concrete barrels.
With your expert guide you will have the chance to buy more wines aged in clay, ceramic or cement eggs.



Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Sebastian - Donostia, San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa, Basque Country

It will be a pleasure to pick you up at your hotel in San Sebastian (please let us know if you are staying in any other city) with my air-conditioned and heated vehicle.

You will enjoy a pleasant 90 minutes drive to the Rioja wine region and you will be able to see how the landscape will change little by little.

Duration: 1 minute

Stop At: Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado, Avenida Vizcaya 6, 26200 Haro Spain

Tasting of 5 wines and local olive oil: at Gomez Cruzado you will taste some classic and new tendencies of Riojan wines. 5 wine tasting included and option to ship their some exclusive wines home.

Haro, one of the first cities having electricity in Spain because of the wine production. We will walk by this lovely neighborhood admiring the architecture of the classic and oldest wineries.

[The tour can be tailor-made, there is always option to visit another of the classic Rioja wineries, contact us].

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A., Avenida Vizcaya 8 Barrio de la Estación, 26200 Haro Spain

Tasting of their 3 great wines and some local Riojan cheese. Roda or Rioja Alta will be the venue for the second tasting. Some of the most Rioja Classic wines are produced here.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Go to the bodega, not the hotel. Two different establishments that have nothing to do with one another, 01340 Elciego Spain

Let's enjoy the views from our secret viewpoint among the vineyards admiring the innovative and avant-garde architecture of the Marqués de Riscal winery designed by the famous Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry, who created a work, which, although full of shapes, is in perfect harmony with the landscape of the area.

Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest wineries in Rioja since 1858.
THE MARQUIS was one of the first person and winery in Rioja aging wine in oak barrels at the end of the XIX century.
[The tour is tailor-made, there is always option to visit one of the classic Rioja wineries].

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodegas Ysios, La Hoya Bidea, s/n, 01300 Laguardia Spain

We will stop in front of this unique boutique winery to admire the modern architecture designed by the famous Santiago Calatrava surrounded by the dramatic setting of the Sierra de Cantabria.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bodegas Carlos San Pedro Perez de Vinaspre, Calle paganos 44, 01300 Laguardia Spain

Short discovery visit and later tasting of 3 wines included in an underground Wine Cave.
Some of the Unique Bodega are still aging their wines in the underground of the medieval village of Laguardia in the traditional way. It's a unique experience to discover the underground wine cellars and taste their wines.

Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: Laguardia, Laguardia, Province of Alava, Basque Country

Lunch in a local restaurant and a short walk in the town.
The medieval town of Laguardia located on the top of a hill, is the capital of Rioja Alavesa Wine Region and one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It was founded in the 10th century as a defense of the Kingdom of Navarre and retains almost intact its medieval layout.
There await the fortified churches of San Juan Bautista and Santa María de los Reyes.
The town keeps many secrets and is entirely pedestrian because underground there are more than 300 tunnels dug hundreds of years ago. We will explain you the origin and the use that is given to them today.


Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio:
Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.
Full Day Tasting The Unknown Rioja Wine Region
11/9/2021 - 3/10/2025
Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Your Expert Basque Guide will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel/apartment or on the address you are staying.

In the case of airports it will have an extra cost. Contact us for more information and personalize that day.

Airports

  • Biarritz Parme Airport, Biarritz France
  • Bilbao Airport, Bilbao Spain
  • Vitoria Airport, Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain
  • San Sebastian Airport, San Sebastian - Donostia Spain


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Wine tasting 1 (5 exclusive wines)
  • 2 more tastings in 2 wineries (3 wines in each winery)
  • Lunch - Light local food lunch in a restaurant
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Local Expert Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas Carlos San Pedro Perez de Vinaspre
  • Entry/Admission - Bodega La Rioja Alta S.A.
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas y Vinedos Gomez Cruzado

No Incluye

  • Any extra item not specified above
  • Tips

Instalaciones


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