September 2005- Vol 16


VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain
HARVEST TIME ...

Harvest time started in August in the south of Spain and will finish in mid October in the north. This year harvest is little bit earlier than usual due to the heat and the drought, but it looks very good and it is a very nice time to do a wine tour.

We invite you to participate in the HARVEST in collaboration with hotel Villa de Abalos. If you prefer Ribera del Duero, we propose a winery - Hermanos Perez Pascuas, Viña Pedrosa- and a country lodging Palacio de los Serrano in Sotillo de la Ribera. Gastronomy lovers will certainly enjoy in El Conde restaurant in la Rioja.

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FEATURED TOUR

HARVEST IN RIOJA

A harvest tour is most appropriate during this time. This is one of the best times to do wine tours, the vineyards are very pretty, winery visits are very interesting, there is a lot of festivals and this year harvest looks very good so everybody is in a good mood. Harvest experience is a real wine journey. This activity is in collaboration with Hotel Villa de Abalos. More information

This tour can be specially designed for corporate events, incentive travel or a complement to a business meeting. It can also be done in different regions with other activity in the vineyard or the winery if it is not harvest time.

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FEATURED WINERY

HNOS. PEREZ PASCUAS - (Ribera del Duero)

This is one of our favorite wineries because of its wines of course, but also because of its extreme hospitality. They are some of the first ones to embrace wine tourism in Ribera del Duero by opening their winery to all visitors. A modern family winery where tradition is combined with the most modern technology with the objective of the regular production of elegant fine wines.

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SCHEDULED TOURS


- CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TOURS all year upon request. We organize tours in RIOJA, RIBERA DEL DUERO, TORO, LA MANCHA, PENEDES, PRIORAT, south of Spain. etc, for groups or individuals.

- Classical Wines, Rioja and Ribera, 4 days/3 nights. 2-5 Oct

-One Day trips from Madrid (Ribera de Duero and La Mancha), from Barcelona (Wine and Cava in Penedés) and from Sevilla (Jerez o Sanlucar). All year upon request.

2005 Schedule and itineraries
If you are interested in different dates, please let us know. Tours are open all year upon request.
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AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

- Until October. Exposition La Rioja Open Land. Nájera Medieval Legacy .

-September 7 to October 15. El Rioja y los 5 sentidos (La Rioja)

-October 7 - 9. Cavatast in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia.

-November 3-6. Salón del Chocolate in Barcelona

-November 7-9. Salón de las Denominaciones de Origen in Vigo.

-November 29 - December 1. 6th International Wine Fair. Iberwine in Madrid

- 2005. Don Quixote IV Centenary

FEATURED HOTEL

PALACIO DE LOS SERRANO - (Ribera del Duero)

Located in a wonderful small town two hours away from Madrid, Palacio de los Serrano or Serrano Palace, is a genuine charming casa rural, something like a bed and breakfast or a country inn. It is a restored neoclassic noble house from XVIII century with monument category. The house has a noble stone facade and the inside full of light where the feeling of comfort and spaciousness are priority.

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FEATURED RESTAURANT

EL CONDE in Ollauri - Rioja

Open in the summer of 2003, the restaurant is located in the cellar that the Paternina winery owns in Ollauri, close to Haro, the wine capital of Rioja. This cellar with amazing caves can be visited by appointment if you are going to use the restaurant services. The restaurant offers delicious food where traditional Riojan dished share the menu with modern and innovative specialties.

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