Rutas de Vino

September 2004 - Vol 5


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

Lots of towns are now celebrating their harvest festivals or they have some wine related activities. Check out our agenda.

This month our featured tour is the one day tour from Barcelona to Penedés. For the more active traveler we also have a bike tour through the vineyards in Rioja. The amazing winery hotel El Juncal in Ronda is the option for the exclusive traveler, especially if one also choose the restaurant Tragabuches in the same town. With the hotel four stars and the Michelin star of the restaurant we can guarantee a 5 star stay in this wonderful town in Andalucía.

We know and like the places and establishments we recommend, this is why we can talk about them and also why we would appreciate very much your opinion about them. They are all very open and friendly with wine lovers and most are out of the tourist track.

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FEATURED TOUR

ONE DAY WINE TOUR TO PENEDES from Barcelona

Two or three winery visits with wine tasting, traditional lunch with wine, transport to and from Barcelona. (From 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, approximate duration 9 h)

This tour is the perfect complement for your Barcelona vacation. The Penedes landscape is spectacular, sea and mountains, with small towns on top of the rolling hills, farms, beautiful vineyards time of the year, and a great amount of bodegas - wineries producing both still and sparkling wines. Our tour combines different style wineries, modern with traditional or small family-owned with larger producers. You will be given a comprehensive tour of one of the wineries, visiting the facilities and being guided through the process and secrets of wine making. After the visits enjoy a well deserved lunch.

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ACTIVE WINE TOURS

RIOJA BIKE WINE TOURS THROUGH THE VINEYARDS with hotel Villa de Abalos.
September 17-19 and 24-26 and upon request

Vineyards are beautiful in September, making it the perfect time to enjoy an active weekend in Rioja, biking through the vineyards, visiting wineries and having a wonderful picnic in the countryside. More information

 

EVENTS AND FESTIVALS


Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

- September 10- 16. Fall Festival in Jerez de la Frontera.

- September 20- 26. Riojan Harvest Festival in Logroño (La Rioja).

- September 16- 25. International Film Festival in San Sebastian.

- September 26. Harvest Festival in Ribera del Duero in Sotillo de la Ribera (Burgos).

-October. Segunda Ruta Nos Vamos de Vinos in Castilla - La Mancha.

-October, first weekend. Harvest Festival in Alcazar de San Juan.

-October. Seafood Festival in O'Grove (Galicia)

-November 13-16. V Wine and Denomination of Origin Fair in Torremolinos.

-November 23-25. International Wine Fair in Madrid.

- Forum Barcelona, from June to September
- Camino de Santiago -
The way of St James Pilgrimage to Galicia. Ongoing

SCHEDULED TOURS


- September 19-25. Spanish Wine Experience - Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toledo, 6 nights.

Full 2004 Schedule and itineraries

Coming soon 2005 Schedule.
If you are interested in specific dates, please let us know.

For more details contact us info@vintagespain.com

FEATURED HOTEL AND WINERY

EL JUNCAL- Ronda (Málaga). Hotel and Winery

This is the perfect hotel for exclusive gourmet traveller. Elegant and sophisticated, it integrates the tradition of its location, an Andalucian farm house from the XVII c., with a modern and minimalist interior. The result is a place to dream and relax in the Ronda mountains. With swimming pool and sauna.

The winery is located in the same hotel and this spring they just have put in the market their very successful first wine, Pasos Largos 2002. Wine related activities can be organized on their facilities. More information

 
FEATURED RESTAURANT

TRAGABUCHES in Ronda (Málaga)

A well deserved Michelin star and numerous mentions in gastronomic guides support the cuisine quality of this restaurant in Ronda. They offer very creative and innovative Andalucian specialties with an exceptional tasting menu. More

NOTES

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, etc.
 

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