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Why Visit Spain?

Viva España! The land of fiestas and Flamenco; stunning beaches and majestic mountains; tapas and a plethora of highly acclaimed wines. Spain is the third biggest wine producing nation in the world (behind France and Italy), and boasts the world’s largest area of vineyard plantings (nearly 3 million acres). There is no better destination for a wine tasting holiday.   

Spain produces a wonderous diversity of wine. From the heady, old world style wines of Rioja to lively, aromatic Galician whites; sparkling Cava to fortified Sherry. As you travel through the wine producing regions of Priorat, Ribera del Duero and the world-renowned Rioja you will quickly discover that no two Spanish wine tasting experiences are the same. 

A visit to Spain is not complete without experiencing tapas: going from bar to bar, snacking on mouth-watering, gastronomic creations. Learn more about this culinary tradition and how to navigate the local food scene on a tapas tasting tour. However, there’s more to Spanish cuisine than tapas and paella. The country is renowned for its jamón (cured ham) and fresh seafood and is the top producer of olive oil. Delicious foodie experiences are to be found around every corner!

It’s easy (and extremely enjoyable) to while away warm Spanish evenings drinking wine and eating tapas. In between wine tasting tours and gourmet experiences take time to explore the country’s diverse landscapes, delve into the fascinating Moorish history, visit one of the plentiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites and enjoy some R&R on the beautiful beaches.  

Plan Your Visit

Best Known Grapes

Almost half of Spain’s total vineyard area is planted with just two grape varieties: the pale skinned grape of Airen and the red grape Tempranillo. Bobal, Garnacha (Grenache) and Viura (Macabeo) are also widely planted. And the thick skinned Albarino grape dominates in the region of Rias Baixas. Long overlooked indigenous varieties are increasing in popularity amongst new producers...watch this space! 
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Best time to visit

Spain is synonymous with sunshine and enjoys a predominantly dry climate, so can be enjoyed year-round. However, the best time of year to visit Spain on a wine and food tasting holiday is during the spring months of April, May and June, and the autumn months of September and October. During these months, the weather is most favourable and there are lighter crowds.  Summer temperatures can get quite hot, particularly in the south of the country and there is an influx of tourists heading for the popular beach resorts. Although the north of the country is not as busy or humid. During the winter months, temperatures remain relatively mild in the south, whilst the north of the country is cooler and experiences rain. 
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How long to stay

Spain has a bountiful array of cultural and natural highlights and an abundance of wine and food tasting opportunities. There is plenty to keep you occupied no matter how short or long your stay! A long weekend city break to Barcelona, Seville or Madrid will give you a teasing taster of the local cuisine on a tapas tour and time to sample the wines of the region. But we guarantee it will leave you wanting to return! If you can spare 7 days, you can delve deeper into the wines of Rioja; enjoy a gastronomic journey through Andalucía and venture into the hidden corners of Galicia.  On a two-week holiday you’ll have time to visit two or three of the country’s wine producing regions and compare their unique characteristics, or intersperse tapas tasting and wine drinking with some R&R on the beach.  
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How to get there

Most Spanish airports have flight connections to major cities all over the world. The airports with the most international flight connections include Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, and Malaga. In turn, the airports are connected to an extensive transport network, taking you to your final destination by train, taxi, bus, or metro. The closest airport to the wine producing region of La Rioja is Logroño–Agoncillo Airport, however there are alternative airports with efficient onward connections. One example is to arrive at Bilbao Airport and take the train to Haro (a journey of just over 3 hours). An international train network connects the major Spanish cities of Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastian, Irun, and Vigo with the cities of Lisbon and Porto in Portugal and the cities of Marseille, Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse in France. Spain also boasts an extensive domestic network of comfortable, high speed trains.  
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