Discover scattered with vineyards and breathtaking panoramas region of Rioja. Dive into the world of their modern and classic wines, meet people who create them and enjoy delicious Riojan cuisine.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We will pick you up early in the morning and begin a 1.5 hour, spectacular drive to Haro. Don’t worry the time will fly! During the journey your guide will give you an introduction of the history of the region, wine and local traditions.
Our first stop is, located by the Ebro river, Barrio de la Estación in Haro. You will visit here a traditional winery and sample a selection of their best wines. The guide will explains to you classic and modern approach to winemaking and the insights of ongoing wine revolution in the region. Ah! And Rioja isn’t just famous for its wine… High quality olive oil is also a thing here! And you will have an opportunity to find out about it trying some delicious extra virgin olive oil from a tiny village of Ollauri.
We will leave Haro behind and head to our next stop. On the way, we will stop for a picture in located at the top of a hill medieval village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra that overlooks Ebro river and the plateau covered with endless vineyards.
Next, we will explore medieval pearl of Rioja – Briones a gorgeous, tiny village that offers panoramic views of the region. We stroll down its streets and visit an impressive gothic church. It feels like the time stopped there. Sleepy streets, sandstone buildings and burned with sun gardens. We have to admit it… Briones is one of our favorite places in Rioja.
Lunch time! We will visit a fantastic restaurant specialised in Riojan cuisine with a modern twist. You will enjoy a delicious, 5-course lunch with wine pairing. The family who runs this place dedicated all their life to wine. They not only run the restaurant but also own a winery. As if that was not enough they created a wine museum of Wine and Culture to better explain the the relationship between man and wine. What can we say… they are true wine enthusiasts!
Afterwards you will discover a family-run winery that produces a slightly different style of wines. It is one of the smallest ‘bodegas’ in Spain but their wines belong to the most prestigious in the country. We will take a tour of the winery and sample the fruits of their work.
At the end of the day we will drive back to San Sebastian leaving behind dry soil, green vineyards and stone villages.