Rioja Wine Tours

MEET THE WINEMAKERS

MEET THE WINEMAKERS

 Gain an in-depth knowledge of the wine and a feel for the traditions behind it

A tour for wine lovers who want to see the behind-the-scenes

Characteristics of the Meet the Winemakers Rioja wine tour

DESCRIPTION

Spend the day with the grapegrowers and winemakers

Meet two generations of a winemaking family and see the behind-the-scenes of a winemaker’s day to day life.

This is an exclusive tour of Rioja wine country: taste some superb wines at cellars not normally open to the public.

This tour has been designed for people who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of the wine they are tasting and a feel for the traditions behind it.

Ask everything you always wanted to know

When you taste you only see the final product. On this tour you will have the opportunity to ask them everything you always wanted to know about grapes, vineyards and winemaking decisions over (many) glasses of wine.

You will wander through the vineyards at your leisure with the winemakers, learning about viticulture and the winemaking process.

First we will visit their vineyards and see the vines being worked. We will finish with an extensive Rioja tasting of the fruits of those labours at the private dining room of the family-run winery. The father and the son who work the vines will be happy to share their knowledge and passion for their wine.

We will then head to a boutique family-run winery to enjoy 4 wines. Afterwards we will have lunch and we’ll finish off the day with another tasting at a family-owned winery.

Number of wines tasted

You will taste a total of 14 wines: 12 wines at the wineries + 2 wines at lunch

ITINERARY

This is the itinerary of the Meet the Winemakers tour:

  • 9am hotel pick up
  • Private guided tour at their vineyards and explanation of grape varieties, soils, growing methods and vine labours
  • Guided tour at the winery conducted by the winemaker and tasting session of 5 wines from their portfolio
  • Tasting of 4 wines at a boutique winery
  • Farm-to-table home-made lunch paired with 2 wines served at our private underground cellar excavated out of bedrock underneath a 12th century castle
  • Tasting of 3 wines at a family-owned winery run by the 3rd generation of winemakers
  • 6pm hotel drop off
PRICING

SMALL GROUP: 220€ pp. Different parties sharing a tour (4 up to 7 people)

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PRIVATE for 4-8: 250€ pp. A single party tour for 4 up to 8 people

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PRIVATE for 2: 300€ pp. A tour for a single party of 2

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LARGER PARTIES: For private parties larger than 8 people, please ask for a quotation

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Payment method

Payment method Rioja Wine Trips

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in the towns of Logroño, Laguardia, Elciego, Villabuena, Haro and Briñas
  • Chauffered transportation in La Rioja in a brand new 9-seater
  • All admission fees and all tastings
  • Lunch
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Guide services with an English speaking guide and wine expert
  • Travel Agency Insurance
DURATION

From 9am to 6pm

Booking enquiry

Other visitors’ opinion on the Meet the Winemakers tour

If you want an authentic taste of both the wine and the region, then I thoroughly recommend taking a Rioja Wine Trip.

Mel is as friendly as he is knowledgeable and our day in the hills and vineyards of the towns and villages was both a learning experience and huge amounts of fun. A relaxed but thorough itinerary took in vineyards and boutique wineries, a picnic in the caves and many opportunities to take in the views and atmosphere.

An amiable host, Mel made the whole day a blast and Inma makes a mean Spanish omelette. It’s the complete package for wine experts and those, like my partner and I, who just want to learn a little and enjoy the authentic taste of Rioja. Thoroughly recommended.

The real taste of Rioja
The real taste of RiojaSteve MTripAdvisor

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