Rioja Wine and Food Experience

Rioja Wine and Food Experience

Discover one of the most important wine regions in the world by the hand of local expert guides, born and raised in the area, that will take you to really off-the-beaten-track wineries and restaurants, so that you can enjoy the region as a local.


Itinerary

Day 1: LOGROÑO (Sunday): Introductory Evening

Stop At: Calle del Laurel, Calle Del Laurel, 26001 Logrono Spain
Arrival in your hotel in Logroño. After check In, and resting a little, meet your wine expert local guide in the hotel lobby to star your gastronomic experience in La Rioja.

And what a better start in Rioja than with the perfect pairing! Of course, the wine of La Rioja never comes alone. Wherever you find good wine, you will find good food. La Rioja is a prime example of this.

We will go to the historic quarter and enjoy the lively par excellence dining Pintxo* Bars of the Riojan capital with the wine educator, introducing us to the virtues of pairing Rioja and other Spanish wine styles with food. As a “master of wine”, the wine educator will have a fine palate and will readily distinguish one wine from another and how we can determine the appropriateness of matching food with apt wine styles.

Accommodation.
*Pintxos are North Spain’s equivalent of Tapas, often presented on a wooden skewer.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: "Pintxo" dinner at the old quarter with a wine educator, introducing us to the virtues of pairing Rioja wine with food.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gran Via hotel or similar

Day 2: RIOJA ALTA (Monday)

Stop At: Oficina de Turismo de Haro, Plaza Paz n 1, 26200 Haro Spain
Breakfast. Early in the morning be picked up in your hotel lobby by your local expert, that today will take you into the amazing area of Rioja Alta.

There we will visit one of the most historical wineries in Rioja, and taste some of the most classic Rioja wines.

Get charmed by one of the most delightful wineries of Rioja Alta, located within the walled enclosure of a 14th-century castle, inside its fortifications we will be able to see the vineyards and taste their high-quality wines.

After this, we will have lunch in a 17th-century cellar, completely refurbished and transformed into a restaurant. We will enjoy one of the most delicious dishes in Rioja: roasted pig in a wood-fired oven.

To complete the day, you will have the opportunity of personally speaking to the owner of a Family Winery, who after the experience his family acquired as winegrowers, decided to build this winery in order to produce and sell high-quality wines.

In the afternoon, return to your hotel in Logroño.

Accommodations.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch in a 17th century cellar, transformed into a restaurant. Enjoy the famous Riojan roasted pig in a wood-fired oven.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gran Via hotel, or similar

Day 3: RIOJA ALAVESA (Tuesday):

Stop At: Bodegas Ysios, Camino de la Hoya, 01300 Laguardia Spain
Breakfast. To start your third day of this unique gastronomic experience, be picked up by your local expert in the hotel lobby, to start your discovery journey into the Rioja Alavesa area, situated between the Ebro River and the Cantabria Mountains, giving this region a privileged microclimate for vine cultivation. The most amazing thing is the mix between the traditional production processes with new technologies; you will be able to sample everything in a “Terroir” Winery that incorporates all the personality of the best vine plots in the prestigious Rioja Alavesa area to their excellent quality wines, where finally we will have a delightful picnic lunch in the winery where we will enjoy typical Spanish dishes, while we taste their better wines; just relax and enjoy nature surrounded by vineyards.

After this, we will visit an Avant-Garde Winery, a building that combines functionality and aesthetics, designed by the world's most prestigious architects where wine is the true protagonist, it is a must-see!

In the afternoon, be taken back to Logroño.

Accommodations

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Delightful picnic lunch in the winery; relxx and enjoy nature surrounded by vineyards.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Gran Via hotel, or similar

Day 4: LOGROÑO (Wednesday)

Stop At: Calle del Laurel, Calle Del Laurel, 26001 Logrono Spain
Breakfast.

Today we will stay in the city to visit one of the great ancient wine cellars in the Rioja capital. It is home to some of the legendary names of the wines of Rioja and of Spain, you will walk through the nooks and crannies of the centennial cellar, finishing with a tasting of the most emblematic wines of the wine cellar.

Afterwards, we will enjoy a traditional Riojan lunch.

End of our services

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"



Duración: 4 Days
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Hotel Los Bracos, Calle Bretón de los Herreros, 29, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
2: Mercure Carlton Rioja, Av. Gran Vía Juan Carlos I, 5, 26002 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
3: Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
4: Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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

Incluye

  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Local wine expert guide during the whole tour
  • Visits to 5 different wineries, with wine tasting in each one of them
  • Introducing pairing dinner with wine educator
  • Rioja Traditional lunch in Logroño
  • Lunch in a 17th century cellar
  • Picnic lunch in a winery
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Oficina de Turismo de Haro
  • Entry/Admission - Bodegas Ysios
  • Entry/Admission - Calle del Laurel

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