September 2007- Vol 25


VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain
WINE AND YOGA and WINE HOTELS

Fall is the most exciting time in wine regions, harvest has already started and will be going on until the end of October. This is a great time to do any activity related with wine. Vineyards are beautiful with all the different colors, red, green and yellow, and landscape is magnificent

We suggest two ideas for a different wine vacation. Combine wine with yoga and the Harvest Festival in Logroño in our Wine, Yoga and San Mateo Festival - Rioja Tour Sep 20-23. Or experience the harvest first hand with our private harvest experiences. The weather is perfect to enjoy the countryside and for other outdoors activities like golf, bicycling, horse riding or hiking. All tours are available upon request, please check our web page.

This month we feature Haciendas de España WINE HOTELS, a very interesting project with wine states in Spain. And a historical cellar from the 15th century in Aranda de Duero, Bodega Don Carlos.

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FEATURED TOURS

WINE, YOGA and SAN MATEO FESTIVAL - RIOJA TOUR. Sep 20-23, 2007.

Special tour to enjoy Wine, Yoga and the harvest festival of San Mateo. The first day you will enjoy the harvest Festival in Logroño, capital of Rioja. The second day will be dedicated to yoga and wine, two ancient pleasures that compliment each other perfectly.

In the morning you will do a yoga session in the winery Castillo de Cuzcurrita located in a XV century castle, either in the garden or in the tower, depending on the weather. After your body and your mind are relaxed and energized, you will visit the winery and enjoy a wine tasting. Lunch will be traditional food in a restaurant in the mountain of Sierra Cantabria, and the day will continue with the visit of an artisan winery with underground caves and the medieval village of Laguardia.

Lodging is in Logoño, where you could explore its great restaurants and all the tapas bars in Laurel Street. 3 nights. Guaranteed departure. Download PDF

HARVEST EXPERIENCE

We invite you to experience the harvest with us. From now until the end of October we can organize a day of harvest in Rioja where, accompanied by an expert, you will pick up the grapes by hand. After this, following the old traditional method, you will step on the grapes to obtain the must. A winery visit to learn all the aspects of the wine making process will be followed by a typical Riojan lunch. This activity can be organized for groups of any size and can be integrated in any of our wine tours. Contact us for more information: info@vintagespain.com

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FEATURED WINERY - HOTELS

HACIENDAS DE ESPAÑA - Wine States in Spain

Haciendas de España is a very interesting project to create special hotels within Wine States, a place where you can rest and enjoy wine and gastronomy.

HACIENDA ZORITA in Valverdón (Salamanca). Originally a 14th Century Dominican Monastery 10 Km from Salamanca, this Wine Hotel enjoys breath taking views of the surrounding vineyard and river Tormes. Housing a top tier restaurant, wine tasting showroom, and luxurious Wine Spa, Zorita offers the unique Durius experience, designed for self indulgence. This is the first Wine State of the group Haciendas de España, and the aging cellar of bodegas DURIUS. More information 

HACIENDA UNAMUNO en Fermoselle (Zamora). Situated in the heart of the Arribes del Duero Natural Park, is the birthplace of our DURIUS wines. Lying next to the river Duero which borders Spain and Portugal, this charming Wine Lodge enjoys a unique setting amid vineyards and olive groves. There the visitor will find all the comfort of a country noble house in the same building of the winery. More information

HACIENDA ABASCAL en Quintanilla de Arriba (Valladolid). This contemporary, avant garde Hacienda, lying next
to the most recognized Spanish wineries, is situated in the Golden Mile of the Ribera del Duero. The Wine hotels rooms are found within the winery itself and the vineyards extend onto
the terrace. Not only does the hotel enjoy spectacular
views, its design allows it to blend into the surrounding scenery! More information

SCHEDULED TOURS


- YOGA, WINE and San Mateo Festival Rioja Tour
, 3 nights, 20-23 Sep 2007


- 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.

2007 Schedule and itineraries
Tours are open all year upon request. Please contact us
info@vintagespain.com

AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-Jul - Sep, Nights of Embrujo and Flamenco in Bodegas Terry in el Puerto de Santa Maria

-Sep 16-22. III European Cinema Festival "Castilla-La Mancha Wines" in La Solana (Ciudad Real)

-Sep 15-23. Harvest Festival in Logroño. San Mateo

-2 Aug - 27 Oct. El Rioja y los 5 Sentidos, in la Rioja

-Oct 5-7. Cavatast in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia

- Oct -Nov weekends. Mushrooms Tourism in Caldas de Reis - Galicia


-Oct 15-17. IV Salón de las
Denominaciones de Origen
in Vigo


- Photography Exhibition in different wineries Finca Valpiedra, López Heredia and bodegas Roda

NOTE: We would like for you to send us your contributions for the newsletter: description of wineries or wines you enjoy, articles about cities related to wine, interesting festivals and events, comments about tours you have enjoyed or not.
FEATURED CELLAR

HISTORICAL CELLAR DON CARLOS in Aranda - Ribera del Duero

The historical Cellar Don Carlos from XV century, is an underground cellar located in the center of Aranda de Duero. They offer guided visits where they explain everything about these type of cellars. It is also a wine shop, with a large selection of Ribera del Duero Wines. They also offer commented wine tasting. The cellar can be used as a tasting room and it has a small museum. More information

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