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Authentic wine experiences with passionate local hosts

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WINERY HOPPING

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Enjoy a memorable wine tour in La Rioja with local hosts

Take a PRIVATE tour or join a small GROUP tour (up to 4 people)

Flexibility

Enjoy our Mon-Sun 8-hour tours with pickup service from Bilbao, San Sebastian, Logroño, Haro and Laguardia

Authentic Experiences

Led by a Rioja-born host and an Englishman, our tours combine education, hands-on experiences and the intimacy of authentic hand-picked tours

Local knowledge

We offer our local knowledge,  a vast network of contacts and 19-years experience in high-end hospitality

ico1Wine tours in La Rioja

1. Choose your tour

Which of our handpicked experiences suit you best?

Winery Hopping

For wine lovers who want to explore a wide range of outstanding wines

Unusual Suspects

Our secret hidden gems are only revealed to authentic wine enthusiasts

Classics

Indulge into the timeless fine Riojas: velvety lingering Reservas and Gran Reservas

Rioja Uncovered

A must for photography-lovers and those who value an authentic and less touristy experience

Foodie Heaven

How to pamper a foodie with artisan producers of cured meats

The 90+ Club

Time to indulge in superb complex wines, the exclusive 90+ Club in Rioja

Architecture&Wine

Architecture & wine lovers can enjoy their two passions in a fun, informative way

Meet the winemakers

For wine lovers who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of the wine and a feel for the traditions

Terroir Treasures

For true terroir lovers who appreciate crafted wines and love to taste the tipicity of the land

Terroir Treasures

2. Choose either private or group tour

Now you can join a small group or have a private tour

Check other visitors’ opinions

TripAdvisor

 

If you want a truly personal tour then Rioja Wine Trips are absolutely the company for you. Inma is a wonderful guide, her english is superb and every aspect of your trip can be catered for if you need it to be. She includes both the history of the region as well as the wine, gaining access to parts of Vineyards you wouldn’t normally be able to do which is amazing – she has a true passion for her subject which is infectious and makes you want to be an expert yourself. We really couldn’t fault her – the perfect guide to a wonderful region.

Hidden Rioja
Hidden RiojaJo L. London, EnglandTripAdvisor

We just got back from the best wine experience of our life! I could not recommend highly enough the fabulous authentic experience that we had with Inma our host at Rioja wine trips. We were very lucky to go to a small town for a special wine tasting on the hill, we stopped on the way to see a vineyard and learnt about how the vines grow and are looked after and then moved to special open day festival to visit the underground wine cellars and taste many lovely local wines. The atmosphere if the party at this town was great and we had a very special day with fabulous memories. We won’t forget this day. Book with Inma and you will not be disappointed she is very knowledgable and loves her job which makes your day perfect!

Best day ever!
Best day ever!915 sally, GlasgowTripAdvisor
I arrived in Logrono with little expectation but left with an experience I carry with me with every glass of wine I drink. I’m lucky to have found Imna and Rioja Wine Trips! Inma led the tour with her extensive knowledge of the area with experience from working in several wineries in the region. She is also an expert of the local history which is impressive in it’s own right. Imna accompanied me to several points of interest including the wine fields where I learned about the different types of grapes, soil types, and what makes La Rioja and tempronillo wine so special. My tour culminated in the historic and quaint city of La Guardia where we ordered local Tapas and of course a great glass of crianza wine. I’ve attended many wine tours and done many tastings in my life, but they all pale in comparison to Inma‘s love of wine and passion for creating an individualized tour that any wine drinker would enjoy. Taking into consideration that Inma speaks perfect English, the price was extremely reasonable! Highly recommended! Thanks Inma!!
Wine Lovers Dream
Wine Lovers DreamWordlee11, Austin, TexasTripAdvisor
We took a day tour with Imma, and it was one of the best private tours I’ve done in a wine region, and I do a lot of them globally!
Imma’s local wine knowledge was really impressive, having worked in the industry and area for some time. She took us to wineries at are not on the map, and the location for lunch in a private dining room under a church overlooking the valley was something so unique and local. Very impressive, and her cooking was delicious too!
On the one day we were there, there was the yearly wine festival of open cellars in a village, Imma was flexible with the tour itinerary and we spent a few hours at the festival in the family cellars of many local winemakers. You just don’t get that experience anywhere!! It was so rustic, real, local and the wines were very good for local family winemakers. I even tried drinking from the Perron!! You must do this in Logrono!!
This is a new business for Imma, and I was very lucky for that, as I know once word gets out, that I would not be able to book a day tour with her on such short notice; the day before!!
If I could rate this 6 stars, I would.
If you are after a personal tour experience with flexibility and local knowledge, this is for you.

A must do in Logrono
A must do in LogronoVictoria G. AustraliaTripAdvisor
Our guided tour and bodega visit with Inma was exactly what we were looking for as a family on our visit to La Rioja.
We visited the Ruiz de Viñaspre Bodega in Laguardia, which in itself was a pleasure to see thanks to the warm welcome we received from Ainhoa, one of the family members who run it.
Along with her excellent ability to convey the essence of winemaking and the centuries of tradition that lie behind it, Inma’s warmth and outstanding knowledge enabled us to thoroughly enjoy our experience and leave La Rioja with a far better idea of everything that goes into making the product we all know all love. Likewise, as a local she was then able to advise us on great places to eat and wonderful places to see, all of which went beyond her remit and were naturally a resounding success.
Great job Inma, we’ll be back soon.

Real Rioja
Real RiojaRob T. United KingdomTripAdvisor
At the end of August my wife and I decided to treat ourselves to a stopover break in Logroño (a beautiful city) and to take some time to visit the wineries.

Since we’d visited a very well known winery in Chile in 2013, we had some preconceived expectations based on that experience. We had enjoyed ourselves on that visit, but we were really struck by the massive difference in la Rioja with Inma. Whereas before everything felt carefully rehearsed and commercialised, this trip seemed like a balmy adventure where we were treading new pastures and discovering secret wineries! We had a wonderful fun time throughout the day; as well as tasting some exquisite wines we ended up with enough bottles of wine to last our whole extended holiday in Spain.

Throughout the whole time on the trip, Inma was highly knowledgeable, relaxed great company, as well as speaking superb English (which we discovered she had studied to university level). She offered various options for lunch, but we’re delighted we picked the traditional homemade picnic which we ate in the surrounding hills. The weather was just right for it, and the wine that accompanied it was to die for! It was personal touches like this, along with the warmth of the people, the laid back yet productive schedule that combined to make this trip so well-weighted and memorable. We felt genuinely received as guests not just clients, something which is often hard to encounter today. We’ll definitely be recommending this trip to all of our friends who like their wine, scenery and culture in good healthy doses! 5 stars for sure!

What a wine trip should be like
What a wine trip should be likeAndrew B, Cambridgeshire United KingdomTripAdvisor

This was probably the best tour I’ve had of anything. Ever. Inma is simply terrific. She is warm, friendly, articulate and incredibly knowledgeable about wine and the Rioja region. We visited two wineries that were completely different but equally as exciting. She also packed us a delicious picnic lunch. Inma went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected, and we are very grateful to her for a very memorable experience.

Just amazingcbnyc24, New YorkTripAdvisor

My husband and I have traveled to many wine regions and have taken over 15 wine tours ranging from Barossa Valley to Bordeaux. But our tour with Mel at Rioja Wine Trips was the best wine experience of our lives. This 8-hour trip was an total immersion into Rioja, including the vineyards, history of the area, and numerous wine tastings. Instead of the large wine operations, Mel highlighted the small producers making special wines that do not get widespread distribution. HIs rapport with these small winemakers made our trip special as he provided insights into winemaking and the traditions of the area. As other reviewers have noted: The luncheon in the castle was a highlight! I cannot give enough praise to Mel and Rioja Wine trips: This is a tour designed for people whom love wine and the history that goes with it. You must do this if you’re in Rioja!

Amazing Rioja Wine Experience!spaqueen12, Scottsdale Arizona

My boyfriend and I did the Unusual Suspects tour with Inma last week, and it was absolutely spectacular! We were staying in San Sebastián, and Inma very kindly arranged for a driver to pick us up in the morning and drive us back to the hotel at the end of the day. Every winery we went to was fantastic, and Inma explained so much about Spain, La Rioja specifically, and Spanish wine making all along the tour. She could not have been a kinder or more generous guide, and the provided lunch was also wonderful and delicious. It was a truly amazing day, and definitely a highlight of our trip to Spain. I would highly, highly recommend any tour with Inma and Rioja Wine Trips!

Amazing TourShoshana G

A group of 8 long-time friends (4 husband-wife couples, who all went to college together and are now in our late 50s) traveled to La Rioja in early September 2017. We are all well-traveled internationally and knowledgeable about good reds. The same group did 3-day boutique winery tour of Napa in 2015.

Based on reviews, we booked a two-day tour with Inma and Mel, and we were very pleased. We arranged our trip online with Inma; she was extremely helpful in getting us set up for the tour and helped us with securing a hotel in Logrono (Hotel Calle Mayor was excellent) and provided local tips. She even made accommodation/dining suggestions at our next stop, San Sebastian (also excellent).

Our group wanted a mix of culture and wine-tasting and Inma suggested ‘Winery Hopping’ and ‘Unusual Suspects’ for our two days. We had plenty of tastings with just enough culture/sight seeing. Lunch was included in both of our tours and the meals were excellent. Particularly fabulous were the lamb chops at Bodegas Omalza.

Mel, Inma’s husband, was our tour guide for the two days. He was knowledgeable and personable, with a good sense of humor. He kept things interesting and fun, while educating us. During our two days with Mel, we learned a lot about Riojas, and discovered an appreciation for them. The wineries we visited produced very nice wines. While we all drink a lot of cabs, merlots, pinots and zins, none of us had much experience with Riojas prior to our trip. When we got home to the states, we all explored the Rioja sections of our local wine shops and bought several cases.

I highly recommend Rioja Wine Trips for exploring La Rioja. Mel and Inma will tailor your tours based on your wine knowledge and interests. We give them an A+.

Perfect Way to Explore La Rioja!StopAndDrink, Pittsburgh

Superlatives are not adequate for this extremely well planned & well executed personally guided tour in the expansive Rioja wine region.
Inma is wise without pomposity and informative without being pedantic or condescending either. She really has a passionate yet informal style & very engaging too. We have been to numerous vineyards in Montalcino, Chianti, Loire Valley & multiple California spots too—without a shadow of a doubt, this is a very personalized tour and unequalled:A+!

REAL Rioja!Robert S. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida