YOUR HOSTS ON YOUR RIOJA WINE TOUR

Inma Bezunartea Pinilla

Your host Inma on your Rioja Wine Tour

Inma is usually told she goes above and beyond with people. But…isn’t that what you would expect from a good host?

As a local with a wealth of experience in the area, from high-end Barcelona hospitality to marketing Rioja wines and leading tours, Inma is a born host.

She brings more than twenty years of experience helping foreign visitors to feel and taste what goes on. She has done the PR for Torre de Oña, a picturesque Rioja boutique winery for several years and received excellent reviews from visitors.

She is multilingual (English and German) and adapts easily to other cultures. Good listener, she always makes herself available. She has a soft spot for flamenco, black olives and short silly jokes!

As a traveller herself, she can understand your expectations and take you to the must-sees and the off-the-beaten-track spots. She loves entertaining and sharing her knowledge with people, that is why she is suited to ensuring visitors enjoy a truly authentic holiday.

Other than her extensive experience, she holds a Master’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation -English and German- from the University of Barcelona, has furthered her education in the Export and Trade sector of the wine industry and has expanded her expertise by taking the Sensory Analysis of Wine Certificate with professor Antonio Palacios at the University of La Rioja.

However, more than her qualifications or experience, what really makes her the natural choice for your wine tour in La Rioja is that she loves what she does, and she can’t hide it.

EDUCATION

Masters Degree in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Barcelona

Masters Degree in International Trade Export Management

20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Experience helping foreign visitors to feel and taste what goes on

MULTILINGUAL

Spanish, English and German. Good listener, she always makes herself available.

Mel Evelyn

your host Mel Evelyn on your Rioja Wine Tour

I am a British wine lover living in La Rioja.

My love for travelling led me to live and teach in France and Venezuela. In 2010 I was looking for a new sunny mountainous place to ride my road bike and teach and Rioja was the place for me. My love for cycling has enabled me to know the region like the palm of my hand. I am an outdoors person that will provide key insights into exploring the culture of my adopted homeland.

I hold a degree in Business and Leisure which I put to good use in the Technology and Marketing fields for a decade in the UK.

I was also a certified English teacher for many years, which allows me to educate and entertain people in a laid-back way. Therefore on the day I will happily tweak the itinerary to meet your needs and cater the tour to your knowledge level. The idea is to make the tour informative yet fun!

Those that know me well will tell you I’m definitely a people’s person with a good sense of humour ( I also love playing guitar so if you are a fan of Jimi Hendrix you’ll get an extra glass of wine!).

EDUCATION

Degree in Business and Leisure from Bolton University

12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Experience teaching and entertaining people in different countries

FLEXIBLE

Good communicator, he always caters the tour to your needs

Lorena Alves Lima

your host Lorena on your Rioja Wine Tour

I was born in Brasil. I lived in Germany for 5 years and I loove traveling. In the last 10 years I have been exploring and enjoying the world of wine, visiting wine regions in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy.

Now after 12 years living in this fantastic region and married to a local, I feel privileged to be a Riojan ambassador and introduce our visitors to the area, the traditions and the wine.

I did the PR for various years for two renowned century-old Rioja wineries (Marqués de Riscal and Gómez Cruzado), which allowed me to meet people from around the world and share my wine knowledge and passion with them. In 2017 I obtained the WSET Level 2 award certificate in wines and spirits.

I love baking, music, watching series and traveling…and when these interests are combined with wine, it makes it even better!

EDUCATION

Masters Degree in Psychology

10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Experience educating foreign visitors in the world of Rioja wine

MULTILINGUAL

Brasilian, Spanish, English and German. She’s naturally gifted for languages!

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