We organize and operate Rioja wine tours with one objective in mind: to provide each of our customers with magic and memorable experiences in Rioja. We design itineraries aiming at pleasing all types of wine lovers. With our Rioja wine tours, you will not only taste but also feel & enjoy Rioja!
You may be wondering, what is the best wine tour in Rioja? This is not a question for us to answer. We aim however at given our best in each of our wine tours in Rioja to ensure we share with you our passion for our land.
1 – Pick-up location. Pick-up and drop-off are included in our private wine tours in Rioja. Our region is not huge, but that does not mean we can pick you up from all locations. The price of our tours includes pick up and drop off for the following locations. If yours is not on this list you can assume that an extra fee will apply.
City of Logroño, Haro, Laguardia, villages between Laguardia and Haro (this includes hotels Marques de Riscal, Viura and Palacio Tondon)
If you are looking for a wine tour in Rioja from Bilbao or from San Sebastian you should look at the bottom of this page where you will find specific Rioja wine tours from these two cities.
2- Pick up time. The pick-up time will be confirmed by your guide. You can estimate pick-up will take place between 09:00 and 09:30 in the morning.
3- Drop-off time. Not all tours end at the exact same time (this can vary based on your accommodation and also on the tour chosen or the wineries selected for a given day) You should estimate the tour will end 8 hours after your pick-up time.
4- Will I be able to purchase wine during the tour? Yes, you will be able to purchase wine. Most wineries we visit do also send wine outside of Spain, including to the United States.
5- Does the price of the tour include wine tasting? Yes, wine is tasted at all wineries visited. The actual number of wines tasted varies from tour to tour. You can find more information on the tour descriptions. Please note that since the selection of wineries for a given day may vary, the actual number of tastings of a tour can also change. As a general rule, at least two wines are tasted at each winery. Your guide will indicate how many tastings are included in each of the visits. At some wineries, you may also have the opportunity to purchase extra tastings or also purchase wine and enjoy it there. Please note that those extras will need to be paid on top of the tour fee and they can only be paid directly at the winery premises.
6- Does the price of the tours include meals? Yes, a high-quality Rioja meal is included with the price of the tour. Wine is included though if you would like to request a specific wine from the restaurant´s wine list you will need to pay for this at the restaurant.
7- Are vegetarian options available? Riojan gastronomy is rich in vegetables and you can rest assured there will be options for you in case you require a vegetarian menu. Your guide will enquire about dietary restrictions to make sure there is no problem for you during your wine tour in Rioja.
We are very proud of our land. And we believe we have good reasons to be so. Many visitors tell us one of the things they love about Rioja is the fact it resembles the wine country of their dreams, the landscapes as sometimes seen in postcards.
Rioja is full of rolling green hills where small ancient villages stand. You will discover walled cities next to the river Ebro and mountains to both North and South. The mountains on the North are the majestic Sierra de Cantabria. These mountains are fundamental for our wines since they ensure the cold winds of the Atlantic don´t reach us. The mountains to the South are the Sierra de la Demanda mountain range. Two of Spain´s most important monasteries are located near those mountains. Yuso and Suso. The Spanish language was first written in them. Those are lands well-known to pilgrims. Rioja is an important part of El Camino de Santiago, and pilgrims find their most important stop in Rioja at Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
Despite Rioja is a small region, it is full of history. Traces of Neolithic activity are visible not far from Laguardia, and close to some small roads, you can still be surprised by stones that were used to press grapes and produce wine.
During our wine tours in Rioja, we make sure we take the roads where the most beautiful landscapes are enjoyed. We also make sure you taste not just wines, but also good examples of our rich and tasty gastronomy.