February 2006- Vol 20


VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain
Winter wine tours ...

Wine tourism is getting increasing recognition in Spain. In February we had two national meetings dedicated just to enoturismo or wine tourism. It seems like we have more and more people interested in the wine and travel combination. We continue offering tempting options, either to do a winter wine tour now, or to plan for the spring, summer or fall.

We have decided to focus more on customized private tours and have less scheduled tours, although we still have our Classical Wines in Rioja and Ribera del Duero in June. All tours are available upon request, you can check our web page. This month we propose one day trips from major Spanish cities

We feature Pares Balta, one of our favorite wineries in Penedes, a great hotel in Rioja, Señorio de Casalarreina, and Arzuaga Navarro, a famous winery in Ribera del Duero with a five tar hotel and a restaurant.

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FEATURED TOUR

One day wine excursions from major Spanish towns

If you don't have a lot of time and you still want to experience the joy of Spanish wines we suggest a short one day excursion from any of the main Spanish cities. We will pick you up in the morning and be back in the afternoon or evening. You will visit one or two wineries with wine tasting, and you will have a delicious typical lunch accompanied by the regional wines. If you have time you can even visit a historical place.

Discover Ribera de Duero, La Mancha, the land of Don Quijote, or visit a bodega and vineyards in Toledo from Madrid, go to wine and cava country in Penedés from Barcelona, visit La Rioja from Bilbao or San Sebastian and what about some Sherry from Sevilla? The possibilities are endless.

This tour is perfect for corporate events, incentive trips, meetings, product presentations, etc

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FEATURED WINERY

PARÉS BALTÁ - (Penedés)

With over seventy years in the wine business they are still a family winery that combines perfectly tradition with technology. Nowadays they elaborate very high quality both still and sparkling wines and they are very happy to receive visitors to see the winery and taste the wine in situ. GRATAVINUM is their winery in Priorat

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SCHEDULED TOURS


- Classical Wines, Rioja and Ribera, 4 days/3 nights. 14-17 June

- 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.

-One Day trips All year upon request.

2006 Schedule and itineraries
Tours are open all year upon request.
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AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-March 6-10. Alimentaria in Barcelona

- March 10-12. Wine and Jazz in Rioja, weekend in Hotel Villa de Abalos (La Rioja).

-March 16-19. SEVATUR Tourism Fair in San Sebastián

- Marzo 24 y 25: Global Warming and Wine Barcelona

-March 28-30. V World Wine Forum in Logroño (La Rioja)


-April 9 -16. Easter Week in different Spanish towns: Sevilla, Cordoba, Toledo, Valladolid, Zamora ...

-April 25-30. Sevilla's April fair

-May 7-14. Jerez Horse Fair

-May 28-31. Vinoble. 5th International Exhibition of Noble Wines in Jerez de la Frontera

-September 13-Oct 15. XIV Bienal de Flamenco Sevilla 2006

FEATURED HOTEL

SEÑORÍO DE CASALARREINA ***- Rioja

In Rioja and surrounded by some of the best wineries in the area, this country hotel is the ideal place to rest and relax in a quiet and luxurious atmosphere. A monastery from 1509 has been restored and decorated to become an elegant hotel that provides every guest with modern comfort keeping its old special charm. It offers warm and comfortable rooms with an oversize Jacuzzi and wonderful views.

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SPECIAL RECOMENDATION

ARZUAGA NAVARRO in D.O. Ribera del Duero
Quintanilla de Onésimo (Valladolid). Winery, Hotel and Restaurant

This winery is a classical in Ribera del Duero. Their crianzas, reservas and gran reservas are among the best in the region.

The five star hotel is located in the same building as the winery, and it is perfect to enjoy a good wine in a classic elegance atmosphere. Rooms are extremely comfortable and warm, all with a hydro-shower cabin. It also has an excellent restaurant. Wine related activities can be organized on their facilities.

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