Rioja: Private Wine Tasting Tour
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This tour is designed to guide you into one of the oldest traditional "cave-cellars" in the area, dug 7-8 meters (23-26 feet) deep under the houses. This is a fabulous experience not to be missed! This activity also includes tasting wines in one of the most famous local wineries. You can also tour 'Marques del Riscal' winery cellar/hotel, which was designed by Frank Gehry, the architect who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. You will also walk along the medieval streets of Laguardia, one of the most charming towns in La Rioja area, before discovering local home-made food for lunch in an off the beaten track, non touristy restaurant.
This tour features the Basque wine region called Rioja Alavesa. This area is home to the best wineries of Rioja. Along the way, find not only wine, but discover amazing historical places. The St. James route passes through the area with medieval villages where there will be a few stops. Also along the way, experience art, culture, and the best that Spain has to offer. Leave from San Sebastian early in the morning. Upon arriving, taste the wines in some of the oldest wineries in Rioja Alavesa. After that, head to Laguardia Medieval village. Here, learn part of the history of La Rioja while you have time to eat pintxos and drink wine. Finally, visit a fourth winery in the area. All the wineries you are going to visit produce high quality wines with the traditional Rioja process.
Enjoy the experience of visiting the winery where Pascual Berganzo and Alútiz Vinos make their wines in Samaniego, the heart of Rioja Alavesa. Take a tour through three cellars and taste a variety of wines. The experience will begin in the stainless steel cellar, where you will be introduced to the world of wine by your guide. Here, witness the production of carbonic maceration wine. Next, head over to the concrete cellar, where the wine rests and acquires a special body. Lastly, go 15 meters underground inside the stone cellar where you can taste different wines and local products.
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An absolutely perfect & very educational day :) Our guide Kamali was so lovely :) Highly recommended!
I would recommend this to others. A highlight of our trip.