March 2008 - Vol 28


VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Gourmet Wine Tasting Tours in Spain
WINE AND LEISURE PROPOSALS FOR SPRING TIME

Winter is almost finished and here comes spring time. In order to receive with pleasure the new season we offer you a new wine and yoga program. We also propose different wine and food related activities for your time in Madrid: to make the most of Madrid or just escape it for a day.Madrid is a wonderful city to visit this time of the year, perfect weather, away from the cold of the winter and the heat of the summer.

This month we feature two wineries in Rioja, one of the smallest and the largest in the region, Bodegas y Viñedos Arranz-Argote and Viñedos de Aldeanueva de Ebro. We also have a very interesting hotel in Burgos, Hotel Velada, an ancient palace converted today in a four stars hotel with an excellent restaurant.

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FEATURED TOURS

EXPERIENCE GOURMET MADRID

We invite you to walk Madrid and enjoy all the possibilities this European city offers you. Come with us and you will discover the modern, the ancient and the monumental Madrid, with its museums, its monuments and of course its wine and gastronomy culture. It doesn't matter if you are just two people or you have a larger group, when you visit Madrid, we invite you to experience the city and its surroundings with us. In Vintage Spain we offer wine and tapas and gastronomic tours of Madrid, cooking classes, wine tastings, wine dinners, guided visits in Madrid, etc. And from Madrid, you can also do a one day wine tour to Ribera del Duero, la Mancha or Toledo. See more

WINE AND YOGA IN RIBERA DEL DUERO (April 11-13)

Last year we combined wine and yoga in Rioja and it was a great experience. So now we propose you a wine and yoga weekend in Ribera del Duero. On Saturday morning you will do a yoga session, either in the garden or in the inside, depending on the weather. After your body and your mind are relaxed and energized, you will visit a spectacular winery and enjoy a wine tasting. Lunch will be traditional food in a nice restaurant (also vegetarian menu). After lunch you will visit a cheese factory where you could appreciate the taste of this typical product. The program will continue on Sunday with a second yoga session and a guided visit to the village of Sotillo de la Ribera. A wine and yoga experience can be customized just for your own private tour. See more

Our gourmet tours are available upon request. See more information about our tours

FEATURED WINERIES

BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS ARRANZ - ARGOTE (ARAR) in Navarrete (Rioja). DOC Rioja

Bodegas y Viñedos Arranz-Argote is a very small winery in Rioja owned by two partners. They elaborate just one kind of wine called ARAR made with grapes that come from vineyards more than 70 years old, inherited from their ancestors. They combine tradition with modern techniques and materials in their winemaking. Their cellar, in the centre of Navarrete, is an amazing cave where they keep their barrels. More information 

VIÑEDOS DE ALDEANUEVA S. COOP. in Aldeanueva (Rioja). DOC Rioja

In 1956, 250 agricultural workers joined to create Viñedos de Aldeanueva. Today the winery has 850 partners who own 2,600 hectares, which is the 7% of the total production from the D.O. Ca Rioja. With an average annual production of 18 million kg, this is the biggest Rioja-producing wine cellar and the most important one in Rioja Baja, just for that is worth teh visit.More information 

PROPOSED TOURS


- Customized Private Tours. We organize tours everywhere in Spain. etc, for groups or individuals.

-One Day trips

- Cultural, tapas and wine tours, cooking classes and wine tastings in different Spanish cities

- Active wine: golf, bike, hike, etc

- Corporate events

- 2008 Tour Samples and itineraries

Tours are open all year upon request.

AGENDA

Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-27-30 March. Ferantur
. Andalucian Fair or Rural Tourism in Sevilla

- April 2-5. Wine and Olive Trade Fair in Extremadura, Almendralejo

-14-17 April. Salón Internacional del Club de Gourmets. Madrid

-17-20 April. International Tourism Fair. Barcelona

-25-28 May. Vinoble in Jerez de la Frontera.

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 HOTEL and RESTAURANT

HOTEL VELADA **** in Burgos

Hotel Velada Burgos welcomes you in an incomparable setting of comfort where you can relax and enjoy the wonderful city of Burgos. This four star hotel is right in the historical center of Burgos with the Pilgrimage Way of Santiago right at their door. It is located in a 17 th century house, which was owned by the Counts of Berberana and where the respect for its history and nowadays expectations have been merged. Its excellent restaurant is open all year long for lunch and dinner. More information

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