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CLASSICS

Velvety lingering wines that epitomize the finest traditional Riojas

Classics

A tour to indulge into the classics, wineries that epitomize the traditional Rioja finest wines

This experience is suitable for those wine lovers fond of the classic Rioja wines -velvety lingering Reservas and Gran Reservas- and for those who wish to sample the long-aged timeless Riojas with long drinking windows.

Join us on this tour to visit the wineries that epitomize the traditional fine wines in Rioja: balanced, silky, elegant timeless wines that have proudly represented Rioja for decades. If you like a sip of plums, raisins, hints of vanilla, tobacco, leather with a lingering aftertaste this wil be music to your ears!

To give you an idea, the vintages we are drinking now are 2010, 2011 (the last two vintages officially rated as Extraordinary by the Rioja Control board) 2012 and 2014. You can choose to enjoy either:

A) a Premium 2-hour 30 minute guided tour with tasting plus a tasting of 3 top-notch wines at another winery (6 wines in total) or

B) three Premium tastings of three wines each (9 wines in total)

Duration: from 9am to 6pm

Itinerary:

  • 9am hotel pick up
  • A) Premium 2-hour 30 minute guided tour with tasting of 3 wines paired with iberian cured meats
  • Tasting session of 3 high-end wines at a renowned winery (the Spanish wines most in demand by diners all over the world at this moment)
  • B) Tasting of 3 high-end wines at a Premium château-style cellar that only sells to top restaurants
  • Tasting of 3 fine wines at a boutique winery with a small 35,000 bottle annual production that makes silky yet bold wines
  • Tasting session of 3 high-end wines at a renowned winery (the Spanish wines most in demand by diners all over the world at this moment)
  • Farm-to-table home-made lunch paired with 2 wines served at a private underground cellar excavated out of bedrock underneath a 12th century castle
  • 6pm hotel pick drop off

What’s included:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off in Logroño, Laguardia, Haro, Marqués de Riscal and Viura
  • Chauffered transportation in La Rioja in a brand new 9-seater van or a 7-seater people carrier
  • All admission fees and all tastings
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Guide services with an English speaking guide and wine expert
  • Insurance and liability

Rates per group size

  • PRIVATE TOUR
    EUR 300 per person
    A tour for a single party of 2 people
  • PRIVATE TOUR
    EUR 270 per person
    A single party tour. Size: from 4 up to 8 people
  • SMALL GROUP TOUR
    EUR 250 per person
    Different parties sharing a tour. Size: from 4 up to 8 people
  • LARGER GROUPS
    For private parties larger than 8 people, please ask for a quotation

Payment methods

Payment method Rioja Wine Trips

San Sebastian and Bilbao pick up/drop off

Hotel pick up and drop off in San Sebastian and Bilbao can be arranged at an additional cost.

Check the rates, pick up/drop off times and conditions at Rioja wine tours from San Sebastian and Rioja wine tours from Bilbao

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Other visitors’ opinion on the Classics tour

Inma guided us through the wonderful Rioja landscape visiting several different bodegas, mainly in the Haro area.
She is in fact the perfect guide. She has knowledge, she is friendly, she speaks English perfect, she has contacts and not at least she is local. We really enjoyed this trip tasting some fantastic wines.

She picked us up at the hotel in Logrono at 08:30 and we ended the day at 19:30 at the railway station in Logrono.
Within the period of 11 hours we started the day having an architectural visit to the bodega Ysios, designed by the famous architect Calatrava. The building/bodega is really extraordinary. Then we continued having a very interesting guided tour at the bodega Lopez de Heradia. We also visited the show rooms tasting wines from the bodegas Muga, La Rioja Alta and Roda.

Inma, I think we will keep this day in our minds for ever.
Inma is highly recommended as your host when visiting this amazing wine district. With her knowledge and her personality she is just perfect.

Just perfect
Just perfectTaju005, Oslo NoruegaTripAdvisor

What a great experience from our initial enquiry to great follow up afterwards. Inma and Mel have such a passion for their craft and this knowledge is shared in a simple conversational way. We were given tapas and restaurant recommendations for all cities in our trip to north west Spain and wines which we could purchased and enjoyed when we got home.

The day itself was fascinating from pick up in the morning to safe return that evening. Mel was our guide on this occasion and we went to several wineries that day and tasted so many wines. The highlight was at Conde los Andes which is like an old farmhouse outside but is simply incredible inside with its kilometres of cellars and hundreds of thousands of bottles. This is a must see and the tasting was wow with fab iberico ham to enjoy at the end.

Our final part was lunch in a cave tasting wine from a barrel and enjoying tomatoes from Inmas father’s garden, lovely roast peppers, olives, ham, Inmas tortilla and crusty bread, Yum!!

This was such a great day and it was like being out for the day with good friends. Continued deserved success to you both and a genuine thank you!

Classic wines with new friends!! WOW
Classic wines with new friends!! WOWred_rebel96Tripadvisor

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*Optional: Hotel pick up and drop off in San Sebastian and Bilbao can be arranged at an additional cost. Kindly ask us for a transfer quotation at inma@riojawinetrips.com

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