wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Rioja
Discover Rioja, its history and diversity and enjoy winery visits and wine tastings with this full-day wine tour.Visit Bodegas Marqués de Muerrieta, a winery linked to the origins of the Rio... See More
Discover the Rioja wine region with this private half-day tour. If you don't fancy spending the whole day visiting wineries, then this is the perfect tour for you!Visit two wineries and enjo... See More
Discover the most famous wine region of Spain, La Rioja, on this full-day private tour.In Rioja traditional family wineries co-exist with more avant-garde ones including those designed by re... See More
Enjoy two winery visits and tastings in Rioja, walk through the vineyards, and learn all about its wines. Visit the medieval village of Laguardia. Spain is widely famous for the high qualit... See More
Discover the Rioja wine region visiting a winery, walking through the vineyards, enjoying a wine tasting, and indulging in a typical lunch with wine. Spain is widely famous for the high qua... See More
Why Visit Rioja?
Rioja is Spain’s oldest and most famous wine producing region, yielding almost 300 million litres of wine a year. There is no better destination for a Spanish wine tasting holiday. The region has a long history of viticulture and the traditions and quality of its winemaking have become known around the world as some of the very best that Spain has to offer. Nowadays the contrast of older traditional wineries alongside the new and modern will appeal to all wine lovers.
WINE TASTING TOURS IN RIOJA
Rioja is synonymous with full-bodied, oak-aged, high alcohol red wines primarily from the Tempranillo grape. However, the region’s innovative winemakers are experimenting with zesty blanco and refreshing rosado which we encourage you to discover during your wine tasting holiday in Rioja. The best wine tasting tours of Rioja combine visits to centuries old, traditional bodegas with the region’s ultra-modern wineries for a full understanding of the rich viticultural tradition and recent innovations in this iconic region.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN RIOJA
Essential for an authentic Spanish food experience is a tapas tasting tour. Tapas is an intrinsic part of Spanish life and mingling with the locals in a tapas bar offers an unmatchable insight into local life. Rioja and the city of Logrono in particular, has developed its’ own style of tapas and many bars will specialise in one specific ingredient or dish, be it prawns, mushrooms, or the best patatas bravas in town!
MORE REASONS TO VISIT RIOJA
We understand that most visitors are lured to Rioja by the world-famous wine, however the region offers more than amazing wine tasting opportunities. History buffs will appreciate the medieval villages and be wowed by the UNESCO World Heritage listed Suso and Yuso monasteries. Lovers of the great outdoors can trek through the forest covered Sierra de Cebollera Nature Reserve. And Logrono, the capital of the region, is a charming town with wonderful Baroque architecture and excellent tapas bars.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
A visit to Marques de Riscal, one of Rioja’s most famous wineries, is a must. It may be one of the oldest wineries with a respect for tradition, yet it continues to innovate and experiment. It’s also possible to stay in the winery’s eye-catching Frank Gehry designed hotel created from pink, gold and silver titanium.