Rioja Suggested 3-day Wine Tour
Rioja Wine Tour from Logroño – the three sub-regions of Rioja
Tour starts from the Carlton Rioja in Logroño at 8pm on a Tuesday evening and ends at
around 5pm in central Logroño three days later-on a Friday
To offer you greater flexibility, our Scheduled wine tours have evolved into Suggested wine tours whereby you are free to choose the dates for this tour to run from a Tuesday evening through until three days later-on a Friday afternoon. We need a minimum of six participants to make this wine tour viable and plenty of notice (minimum of 90 days) to secure hotel accommodation.
The best times to visit Rioja is late Spring to early Summer – although an excellent time in the wine calendar is late September during the wine harvest, when all Bodegas are busiest. If you choose to go there in late September, you will probably experience the bubbly atmosphere of the annual San Mateo festival in Logroño. Your chosen dates will enable us to send you a quote, which largely depends on your chosen time of travel.
Our 3-day Rioja wine tour starts off at 8pm on a Tuesday evening with an introduction to Rioja wines and food with a special tutored wine and Pintxo pairing evening in visiting about six Pintxo bars in Logroño, led by wine educator Jose Berger.
The first full day is focused in the Rioja Alta area, west of Logroño initially in Haro to visit the well-established Bodegas Muga, which has the rare attribute of making its own wine barrels. We will then visit a smaller family winery before lunching at one of the best restaurants in the area, the Vieja Bodega. We finish the day with a visit to the brilliantly conceived Vivanco Wine Museum in Briones.
The second day takes us to a less well known, but nonetheless fascinating part of Rioja, Rioja Baja, now rebranding itself as Rioja Oriental. This is an area where fossilised dinosaur footprints bear testimony to their former existence in that region. Although less well known than the other two areas of Rioja, it does produce excellent wines, as you will witness in tastings at Bodegas in Aldeanueva and Arnedo respectively.
The last day will be devoted to Rioja Alavesa. We visit the unusual winery hotel of Eguren Ugarte (with its miles of natural cellars hewn into the rock). Later you will visit the beautiful medieval village of Laguardia. We finish off the tour with a visit, tasting and fabulous lunch at the quality, family Bodega of Ruiz de Vinaspre.
Within the tour start and finish points included are: All accommodation, meals, which include wine (except at breakfast), winery visits and tastings, any other visits, transport, and your tour guide.
What’s not included:
Flights or other transport to the tour start point and from the tour end point. Any discretionary tips. Any additional bottles of drink that you might wish to buy for personal consumption later.
Bookings for your desired dates, contents and duration of your specified wine tour with us, must be made by email, or via the Booking form shown below on this page, subject to a minimum of 90 days-notice to firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs in Euros (€):
Our price guide for this Rioja Suggested 3-day wine tour inclusive of accommodation, your wine tour guide and transport come to about €1,350 per person based on two people sharing a room with a €250 single person supplement. We require a minimum of 6 (six) people to run this wine tour.
Once we confirm the cost of your specified wine-tour with us, your non-refundable deposit for €200 per person becomes payable. Upon receipt, we will confirm your hotel accommodation, your wine tour guide & transport arrangements. Payment is required by bank transfer, please.
We must have at least 90-days’ notice for every booking.