Winery Hopping

WINERY HOPPING

AN INTRODUCTION TO RIOJA WINES AND STYLES: HOW TO DECODE RIOJA

The Winery Hopping tour is a must-do on your wine trip to Rioja: learn how to decode Rioja once and for all

A tour to understand Rioja varieties, wine aging classification and styles in a fun educational way

Characteristics of this Rioja wine tour

DESCRIPTION

An introduction to Rioja wines and styles: how to decode Rioja

Our Winery Hopping tour is a perfect introduction to Rioja wines and styles.

All winelovers we have had said it’s a great overview of the different winemaking styles within Rioja. It is suited for first-timers and those who wish to understand and learn about Rioja varieties, wine aging classification system and styles.

Rioja produces a wide range of wines: from traditional American oak-aged Reservas and Gran Reservas to more modern fruit-driven and terroir-oriented wines. If you want to start learning about Rioja, this tour will give you the basis to understand Rioja key factors. It’s the preliminary explanation to get familiar to our local varieties, classification systems and winemaking processes.

An overall perspective of Rioja

As a comprehensive introduction, it covers the traditional Rioja portfolio (young white, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva) and the single-varietal wines that highlight the terroir. This way it provides an overall perspective of Rioja wines. This tour is the perfect choice for those who are more focused on the tasting sessions than the guided tour itself.

There is truly something for every palate here. You will see 3 wineries very different from each other and taste 12 high-quality wines in total.

Number of wines tasted: 12

ITINERARY
    This is the itinerary of your Winery Hopping wine tour in Rioja
  • 9am hotel pick up
  • Tasting session of 4 fine wines at a winery run by the 5th generation
  • Tasting session of 3 high-quality wines at a high-end terroir-oriented winery
  • Tasting session of 5 fine wines at a boutique winery established in 1886 in Haro, in the renowned Railway Station District
  • Farm-to-table home-made lunch served at a private underground cellar carved out of the bedrock underneath a 12th century castle
  • 6pm hotel drop off
PRICING

Rates per group size

SMALL GROUP TOUR: 200€ pp. Different parties sharing a tour (4 up to 7 people)

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

PRIVATE 4-8 people: 240€ pp. A tour for a single party of 4 up to 8 people

LARGER PRIVATE TOURS: For private parties larger that 8 people, please ask for a quotation

Payment method

Payment method Rioja Wine Trips

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

From 9am to 6pm

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Other visitors’ opinion on the Winery Hopping tour

We arrived in La Rioja with very little knowledge of the region or the local wine production and Inma provided a tour catered to our preferences that took us to several bodegas in small towns throughout La Rioja. We tasted a variety of wonderful wines including some with very limited production and even several from a winemaker’s personal cellar.

We also got to see the beautiful landscape of the region and learn about the history of the region and specifically the wine production. Inma provided a wonderful lunch made with local ingredients. Throughout the booking process and the tour Inma was a wonderful host. She was always eager to tailor the tour to our preferences and went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. We found that Inma’s tour was the highlight of our visit to Logrono and La Rioja and we enthusiastically recommend this tour for your visit.

A wonderful experience
A wonderful experience Jordon G. Silver Spring, MarylandTripadvisor

I would like to highly recommend Rioja Wine Tours. My husband and I had the pleasure of having Imma as our local wine guide. We found her on Tripadvisor. Of course you are always a little hesitant booking with someone you do not know, but she made our wine tasting experience truly incredible.

We are from San Diego and wine taste in Napa several times a year, and could not have been more impressed with our experience! We exchanged several emails before our trip.She wanted to know what type of wine we wanted to taste and all our preferences. She is a local and very knowledgeable about the wine and the wineries in the area.

Imma picked us up at the hotel right on time and took us to several wineries. All were fabulous!! She also brought a delicious picnic lunch. I can’t recommend her enough. By the end of the day we felt like we had spent the day with a friend. Her price is very affordable and you will definitely not be disappointed. We can’t believe there is a better option for your day of wine tasting in the Rojas Wine Region.

A fabulous day of wine tasting!
A fabulous day of wine tasting! Arlene D 864, San Diego, CaliforniaTripadvisor

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