February 2005 - Vol 10
VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain
YOUR TRIP IN FEBRUARY
February is usually a month for planning the
trips of the year. Although for the people
who come to do a winter wine tour it is exceptionally
nice, it is quiet, people in the wineries
are relaxed and they have time to share with
Wines in Rioja and Ribera del Duero
is one of our new scheduled tours. Our recommendations
this month are in the regions of the tour,
the top winery Fernando
Remírez de Ganuza one
of the most prestigious in Rioja,
and an excellent local restaurant, El
Lagar de San Vicente in Peñafiel
(Valladolid). We are also very happy to introduce
you to Viajes y Vinos,
our representative in the Caribbean market.
And we have the scheduled tours for 2005 and
our agenda for the rest of the season.
can also email us to
use this email address to send us suggestions,
comments, complains, contributions, etc.
No 5 No6
May 17- 20. CLASSICAL WINES - Rioja and
Ribera del Duero. From
tour is perfect for people who want to experience
Spanish wine and Spanish culture. It includes
visits to wineries in the two most important
regions for Spanish wines: Ribera del Duero
and Rioja.The tour will also take you through
the history and art of Spain, from the 2000
year old Roman Aqueduct in Segovia to the
new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, including
monasteries, cathedrals and historical sites
that will be visited and admired.
and sweet, spend four days and three nights
to immerse into the Spanish culture, wine
and gastronomy, stay in small towns home
of winemakers, and eat with the locals,
in the typical places not frequented by
tourist and in the very good places, popular
with everybody. And, of course, enjoy the
best wines of Spain, comparing such different
regions as the modernity and innovation
of Ribera del Duero with the tradition of
Rioja. This tour can be specially designed
for corporate events.
REMIREZ DE GANUZA
- D.O. Rioja. Samaniego
is definitely one of the most prestigious
wineries in Rioja. Located in the
heart of the Rioja, it produces
some of the most nationally and
internationally recognized Spanish
in all aspects of winemaking process
allows Fernando to get exceptional
complex and elegant wines from the
best grapes. Modern Rioja wines
full bodied and with structure with
the potential to be enjoyed for
years to come. The winery was founded
in 1989 and since then there has
been non stop innovation, with a
perfect combination of technology
and tradition. One of our favourite
Wine and Don Quixote. La Mancha
and Toledo, 3 days/2nights. May 11-13.
- Wine and Cava.
Penedés and Priorat, 3 days/2 nights.
June 21-23, September 7-9
Wine tradition. Rioja,
4 days/3 nights. June 14-17, Sep
Wine, Art and History.
Ribera de Duero, 3days/2 nights. June 1-3,
Spanish Wine Experience
- Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Toledo, 6
nights. June 6-12, Sep 19-25
Classical Wines, Rioja
and Ribera, 4 days/3 nights. 17-20 May,
28 Jun-1 Jul, 30 Aug-2 Sep, 2-5 Oct
-One Day trips from Madrid (Ribera
de Duero and La Mancha),
from Barcelona (Wine and Cava in
Penedés) and from Sevilla (Jerez
o Sanlucar). All year upon request
Schedule and itineraries
you are interested in different dates, please
let us know. Tours are open all year upon
Vintage Spain can help you attending any
of these events
-February 25 - March 9, 2005.
IX Jerez Festival, Flamenco.
5-8. Fevino. North West Wine Fair.
-March 24-27. Easter Week
Festivities in many Spanish towns, Sevilla,
Granada, Valladolid, Toledo
International Wine Tourism Show, "DestinoVino".
Logroño (La Rioja)
-May 1-8, 2005. Jerez Horse
Fair in Jerez de la Frontera.
- May 9-12, 2005.
FENAVIN National Wine Fair in Ciudad
Don Quixote IV Centenary
Cycle of Wine
in Hotel Villa de Abalos.
LAGAR DE SAN VICENTE -
restaurant asador is located
in an old cave-cellar underneath
the castle of Peñafiel. Serving
the menu has a lot of items to choose
from, but their specialty is lamb
roasted in a wood fired
oven, as Spanish people say lechazo
asado, that comes
perfectly cooked and served with
salad.The wine menu is basically
dedicated to Riberas with quite
VIAJES Y VINOS
wine tours for the Caribbean Market
Viajes y Vinos
are our representatives in the Caribbean,
and we are just celebrating our
first year of partnership. They
promote wine tourism and gastronomy
as a vacational experience by representing
companies specialized in the area,
and the coordination of other services
related to wine and culinary tourism.
They also develop special marketing,
promotion and communication projects
for products and services related
to wine, travel and gastronomy.
You can contact them in www.viajesyvinos.com
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
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. They are all very open and friendly
with wine lovers and most are out of the tourist track.