Off the Beaten Path in Rioja Wine Country from Bilbao

Off the Beaten Path in Rioja Wine Country from Bilbao

Meet the winemaker and discover the secrets of Rioja wine region

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8 Hours

Product ID: 12878
Description

If you are looking for a different experience in Rioja, this is your type of tour! You will start by visiting a very small private winery where you will enjoy an authentic experience, meeting a local winemaker, who only makes wines for his friends and a reduced numbers of visitors. He will show us how his ancestors have been making wine for the past three centuries, the cellars where they kept it and what kind of tools they used. All in a beautiful small winery, where you will taste some of his excellent wines and enjoy a lunch based on local products. 
From there, you will visit some prehistoric sites, where you will see well kept dolmens and other burial sites, on your way to medieval Labraza, awarded Best World Walled Town in 2009, a town where time has stopped and is almost unvisited by tourists. You will also make a stop in Laguardia, the capital of Rioja wine region, where you will enjoy a visit of its medieval streets as well as its beautiful church. Obviously, you can´t leave Rioja without visiting a second winery, this time equally old and familiar, but that has updated its wine...

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If you are looking for a different experience in Rioja, this is your type of tour! You will start by visiting a very small private winery where you will enjoy an authentic experience, meeting a local winemaker, who only makes wines for his friends and a reduced numbers of visitors. He will show us how his ancestors have been making wine for the past three centuries, the cellars where they kept it and what kind of tools they used. All in a beautiful small winery, where you will taste some of his excellent wines and enjoy a lunch based on local products. 
From there, you will visit some prehistoric sites, where you will see well kept dolmens and other burial sites, on your way to medieval Labraza, awarded Best World Walled Town in 2009, a town where time has stopped and is almost unvisited by tourists. You will also make a stop in Laguardia, the capital of Rioja wine region, where you will enjoy a visit of its medieval streets as well as its beautiful church. Obviously, you can´t leave Rioja without visiting a second winery, this time equally old and familiar, but that has updated its wine making techniques to offer the best quality wines to its visitors. 

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Group size
1 - 6
Languages
English, French, Spanish
The meeting point
Bilbao, Vitoria, Rioja area (Laguardia, Haro, Labastida) or other places on request.

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Includes
  • Private guided tour in premium vehicle
  • Private visit to a local winery plus wine tasting and a small lunch
  • Pick-up at your hotel
  • Pick-up from Bilbao, Vitoria, Rioja area (Laguardia, Haro, Labastida) or other places on request
  • Entries, if any
  • Wine purchases
  • Any other meals than those included

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Cancellation Policy

Up to 10 days before the tour, no charge.

Up to 72 hours before the service - 50% of price.

48 hours before the service - 100%.

Organized by

Mikel Gómez Urkijo

Basque-born and passionate about travel & food, I love showing our beautiful country and wine culture to my guests. It isn't just wine tasting...it's also about explaining how we make it, what places are the most interesting to visit (in an off-the-beaten-path philosophy) and where to find that hidden gem that will be the highlight of your visit. College educated (degree in English literature, as well as in Marketing), I've been in the tourist sector for over 10 years and I do my best to make my guests feel at home.


Product ID: 12878

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