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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.

Ocón Valley: Rural 2-Night Stay and Cultural Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about La Rioja

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.