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La Rioja

Food & Gourmet Tours

Our most recommended La Rioja Food & Gourmet Tours

La Rioja: Group Winery Tour and Tasting

1. La Rioja: Group Winery Tour and Tasting

Experience La Rioja's wines with this small group tour. Travel to a winery in Alfaro to tour a local winery and try two wines paired with some small dishes. Head to a a winery in Alfaro that has been set up in what was once an old hanger. Be welcomed by your sommelier and guide. Learn about the tradition of winemaking in the area. Gain insight into centuries-old traditions. Follow your around this unique space. Stop to save 2 fine red wines which are complimented by a carefully selected snack. Let the flavors like coconut-scented American oak and the plush red tempranillo grape roll over your tongue. Discover well-aged wines with the best values in the world, when compared with comparably aged wine from France or Italy.

Rioja: Private Wine Tasting Tour

2. Rioja: Private Wine Tasting Tour

This tour is designed to guide you into one of the oldest traditional "cave-cellars" in the area, dug 7-8 meters (23-26 feet) deep under the houses. This is a fabulous experience not to be missed! This activity also includes  tasting wines in one of the most famous local wineries. You can also tour 'Marques del Riscal' winery cellar/hotel, which was designed by Frank Gehry, the architect who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. You will also walk along the medieval streets of Laguardia, one of the most charming towns in La Rioja area, before discovering local home-made food for lunch in an off the beaten track, non touristy restaurant.

From La Rioja: Tour Olive Groves and Mill with Tasting

3. From La Rioja: Tour Olive Groves and Mill with Tasting

Visit a small, family-owned olive mill in Galilea, a small town in the Ocón Valley with this tour from La Rioja. See the olive groves and mill, before sampling some olives and olive oil. Discover the olive groves surrounding the mill and the different olive harvesting processes. Uncover the secrets transforming fresh olives into world-famous extra virgin olive oil. Head to the farmhouse to taste olive oil and olives. Let you knowledgeable guide reveal how to properly appreciate the olive oil.

La Rioja: Jamon Iberico Farm Tour and Tasting with Wine

4. La Rioja: Jamon Iberico Farm Tour and Tasting with Wine

Come and learn about our Duroc piglet breeding project under the organic farming method in the Ocón Valley, La Rioja, in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve. We will start the visit in our organic farm 'El Encinar' where our piglets live and breed happily, enjoying the sun and the open air, in contact with nature. We will continue the visit in our facilities where we elaborate our organic artisan meats and sausages and you will be able to see up close how we carry out the whole process. You will learn how Jamón Iberico de Bellota is created. The most prestigious ham in the world. Finally we will enjoy a tasting of our organic Jamónes paired with Rioja wine. Get ready for an amazing Experience!!!

Ocón Valley: Rural 2-Night Stay and Cultural Tour

5. Ocón Valley: Rural 2-Night Stay and Cultural Tour

Enjoy the hospitality of the Ocón Valley, and discover the charm and magic of this area known as the Tuscany of La Rioja in a unique weekend. Meet our family project of livestock and production of organic Spanish Jamón and meat in the Ocon Valley, one of the hidden gems of La Rioja. Live an authentic experience in an environment that still retains the genuine charm of rural life in the heart of the World Biosphere Reserve. Discover how we raise our happy piglets in the organic farm 'El Encinar' and how we produce our organic artisan meats and sausages. Complete your experience in the Ocón Valley enjoying all the attractions offered by this hidden treasure of La Rioja: nature, heritage, landscapes, gastronomy, wine tourism, apitourism... And stay in a charming rural house where you can enjoy the hospitality of María and Fernando. We want you to live something unique, a different experience to recover the memory, the flavors and aromas of yesteryear and to value the local gastronomy, the rural environment, the circular economy and our environment.

La Rioja: Small-Group 2-Winery Tasting and Tapas Tour

6. La Rioja: Small-Group 2-Winery Tasting and Tapas Tour

Spain is widely famous for its wines' high quality, and La Rioja is one of the main areas for wine production. It is in this part of Spain that you will find an abundance of quality wines, as well as beautiful landscapes. Enjoy visiting two wineries (bodegas), and take a relaxing walk through the vineyards. You'll learn the wine-making process, ranging from the grape harvest through to the maturation, and will finish the experience with a wine tasting in each winery to taste some of the best Rioja wines. Two different wineries will be visited in order to learn the difference from one winery to the other. Throughout the day you will also visit the charming medieval village of Laguardia. For lunch, three tapas and an extra three local wines will be tasted.

Bilbao: La Rioja Winery with Tasting and Traditional Lunch

7. Bilbao: La Rioja Winery with Tasting and Traditional Lunch

Spain is widely famous for its wines' high quality. Discover the cradle of these wines - the land that provides its name to the DO of La Rioja, which is easily reachable from Bilbao. Enjoy a visit to a winery (bodega), taking a relaxing walk through the vineyards whilst learning the wine-making process from the grape harvest to the maturation. Following that, finish your experience with a wine tasting of 4 wines accompanied by an expert local. After your tasting, a complete traditional lunch consisting of local products and the best wines will be served in the winery or in a local restaurant. Your day also includes a visit to the Laguardia medieval village, which is famous for its medieval walls and underground family-owned wineries.

San Sebastián: La Rioja Day Tour

8. San Sebastián: La Rioja Day Tour

Discover the immense beauty and delicious tastes of the La Rioja wine area on this guided day tour. Experience local wineries and exquisite wines, visit medieval towns, have a 4-course Riojan meal, and more. The tour starts at the Barrio de la Estación de Haro, known for its many wineries, close to the railroad tracks in order to transport wine barrels more easily. Visit a wonderful 100-year old winery and taste a selection of its best wines, from the classic to the new and daring. Wine is not the only magical liquid produced in these lands, La Rioja is also a producer of olive oil – here you’ll enjoy a delicious tasting of this liquid gold. It’s then time to visit 2 charming villages. First, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, built on top of a hill. Take in the unbeatable views over the Ebro river, the sea of vines, and the hills that dot the valley. Next, it’s on to the popular Briones for a bit of Spanish authenticity: streets suspended in the past, an imposing Gothic church, and old sandstone buildings. In La Rioja, lunchtime, and gastronomy in general, is a sacred thing. Visit a restaurant that specializes in traditional Riojan cuisine. Partake of a delicious menu and enjoy more excellent local wine. Next, visit a small family winery to learn its working method, which adds great value to Spanish wine culture. Enjoy a tasting and see why this winery is considered one of the most prestigious producers in the country.  Finally, be driven back to your accommodation satisfied with a truly Spanish experience.

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What people are saying about La Rioja

Really interesting tour. A knowledgeable guide explaining the process in how to produce olive oil . Thanks

Great wine tasting :)

An absolutely perfect & very educational day :) Our guide Kamali was so lovely :) Highly recommended!

Daniel our guide was very nice, the day was beautiful and the wine fabulous

I think our guide did an excellent job balancing a very good day.

I would recommend this to others. A highlight of our trip.