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Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year

December 2009 - Vol 38


VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Gourmet Wine Tasting Tours in Spain

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A GREAT 2010

Thanks for your support during all these years!

We want to thank everybody who has trusted us all these years, specially people who have done tours with us and has recommended us, also we want to thank our collaborators, wineries, restaurants, hotels, guides, museums, buses, taxis, and everybody who always have helped us to offer an exceptional service.

We have decided to focus more on customized private tours and have less scheduled tours, although we will post some scheduled tours in January. All tours are available upon request, you can check our web page.

Our proposals cover different wine regions of Spain, from north to the very south. Winery Finca Loranque in Toledo, and winery Mas Comtal in Penedes, close to Barcelona. Our hotels are a SPA in Olmedo - Valladolid close to three wine regions, Balneario Villa de Olmedo and a rural villa Santa Petronila in Jerez de la Frontera to explore Sherry region. And have also a look at our agenda.

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HARVEST TOURS

vineyardPrivate Customized Gourmet Wine Tours.

Our exclusive Gourmet Wine Tours can be customized just for your group to experience the authentic sabor and aroma of Spain

We can arrange private gourmet wine tours or rutas de vino all year upon request in all the main wine regions in Spain and Portugal. Explore all aspects of Spanish wine, from types of grapes used and how to grow them, to the secrets of wine tasting, while enjoying Spanish gastronomy, art, history, culture and some time for shopping. We want you to experience the real Spain, and create for you an authentic tour that will show you the breathtaking beauty of this country and its delicious wines and food, in large towns or small medieval towns. We can arrange a private tour to these regions for any group size: large groups or just two people. We have selected a variety of wineries, long-established, traditional, modern, and ecological ones, to give you a good knowledge of the wine of the region. All the visits to bodegas include wine tasting or cata. Wine and food are both protagonists in our gourmet meals. We use specialized local guides and hotels with a special charm. You can check our proposed itineraries to start getting ideas Our gourmet tours are available upon request.

SEMI-GUIDED GOURMET WINE TASTING VACATIONS - 20% OFF BOOKING NOW for 2010. For independent travelers we suggest Semi-Guided Gourmet Wine Tours. You can rent a car (driving is not difficult in Spain) and we plan the trip for you. We provide local transport and a guide for the days with wine tours, since we don't encourage drinking and driving. You will have some days on your own and some days with a chauffeured guided wine tour. We are still offering 20% discount if you book before end of January. Check our samples

These tours are also perfect for corporate events and incentive trips. Meetings, product presentations, meals etc can be organized in some of these wineries.

FEATURED WINERIES

Finca Loranque in Bargas (Toledo)
Finca Loranque has wisely recovered the vinicultural history of a land that assimilates the wine culture as part of its personality. Only 10 Km away from monumental Toledo, in the town of Bargas, the Díaz Bermejo family started in 1996 the recovery of the more than one hundred-year-old cellar of Finca Loranque, which has been declared Site of Historic and Artistic Interest. The cellar, located in the heart of the farm, is a magnificent example of the civil architecture of the Toledo farms of the late XVIII century.
See more information

Mas Comtal in Avinyonet del Penedés (Barcelona), DO Penedés
When we talk about Mas Comtal we talk about the result of an accurate, modern and pioneering viticulture and a vanguardist and innovative task in the cellar. The result is a project that was initiated at the beginning of the 80s by the brothers Albert and Joan Milà, with the aim of producing quality wines in the same rural house where they both were born and raised. See more information

PROPOSED TOURS


- Semiguied gourmet wine tours and short breaks. Upon request

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


- One Day trips from mayor cities in Spain


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

- Corporate events


- Tapas tours in Madrid

Tour samples 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

- Jan 26-28. Madrid Fusión in Madrid

- Jan 20 - 24. FITUR. International Tourism Fair. Madrid

- March 22-26. Alimentaria in Barcelona

-April 12-15. Salon Internacional del Club de Gourmets in Madrid

- April 28-30. Fine Wine, III International Meeting in Aranda de Duero
(Burgos)


FEATURED HOTEL AND SPA

Balneario Villa de Olmedo in Olmedo (Valladolid)
The Villa de Olmedo Spa Resort is set on the site of a 12th-century, Mudejar convent. It is a particularly charming place to rest and relax, with the range of thermal treatments on offer. Located in Olmedo (Valladolid), in the Region of Castile-León, it is set in stunning natural surroundings that inspire peace and tranquility. It is the perfect place to visit the wine regions of Rueda, Cigales, Ribera del Duero, and Toro. See more information

LODGING - RURAL VILLA
Santa Petronila in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
Imagine having a stroll through ancient vineyards, rolling hills covered with white earth and vine stocks as long as your eyes can reach. A land where wine has been cultivated and appreciated from the time of the Phoenicians. Whether you are looking for peace, adventure or unique experiences, whether your interests are wine&gastronomy, golf and sun, culture or excursions, you will find it in Jerez, at Santa Petronila, a Vine estate from 1737. Project selected “Best Practices” in the “Europeo Eurovinq” Program, 2008. See more information


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