May 2005 - Vol 13
VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain
IN THE VINEYARD
Spring brings very pretty vineyards, long
days and nice weather, perfect for a wine
tour. Check out our suggestions in www.vintagespain.com
those of you who want to travel in September
we have two scheduled tours: Classical
Wines in Rioja and Ribera del Duero
and our most complete one The
New Spain Wine Tour with the
famous Spanish wine specialists and writer
John Radford to celebrate
his new published book "The
New Spain". John is one of the
most respected wine critics in the world and
a recognized expert in Spanish wine.
We recommend three
wineries belonging to the Codorniu:
Legaris, modernity in Ribera
del Duero; Bodegas Bilbaínas,
a historical of Rioja; and of course, Cavas
Codorníu in Penedés.
Codorniu has always opened their wineries
for visits. And Hotel
Ribera del Duero in Peñafiel.
can also email us to
use this email address to send us suggestions,
comments, complains, contributions, etc.
August 30- September 2. 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.
D.O. Ribera del Duero
is the new Codorniu winery in Ribera
de Duero. Uses modern architecture
with a design that facilitates working
in the winery. They also produce
modern wines with a different touch.
The winery, their excellent wines
and most of all, the kindness of
their people make for a very interesting
of the oldest bottling company of
the Denomination of Origin Qualified
Rioja. Next to the winery it is
the vineyard Viña Pomal that
was bought and planted in 1908.
From these vines they make the wine
Viña Pomal since 1911. They
have over 1000 m. of caves made
in stone. The visit is one of the
nicest in Rioja. More
is one of the largest historical
cavas in Penedés. Located
in a wonderful modernist building,
it offers the opportunity of visiting
one of the most impressive winery
in Spain. They have a long tradition
of welcoming visitors. More
New Spain with John
Radford- Rioja, Ribera del Duero,
Toro, Cigales and Rueda, 7 nights. Sep 18-25
- 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.
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
- May and June.
CHOCOLATE BATH, in Hostal
de la Gavina in S'Agaró in the
Costa Brava. Another way of enjoying chocolate!
- June 10-12. RIOJA
BIKE WINE TOUR through the vineyards
, weekend in Hotel Villa de Abalos (La Rioja).
Schedule and itineraries
you are interested in different dates, please
let us know. Tours are open all year upon
NEW SPAIN WINE TOUR
18- 25. THE
NEW SPAIN WINE TOUR WITH
JOHN RADFORD - Rioja, Ribera del
Duero, Toro, Cigales and Rueda
New Spain Wine Tour
with the famous Spanish wine specialists
and writer John Radford
celebrating his new published
New Spain". John is
one of the most respected wine critics
in the world and a recognized expert
in Spanish wine. We are sure it
will be an unforgettable experience.
with hotels, wineries and price
is now available.
HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
HOTEL RIBERA DEL DUERO en Peñafiel
elegant three star hotel was built
in a restored flour factory dating
from the beginning of the 20th century.
It has the advantage of being located
in Peñafiel, a lively city
in the center of Ribera, where you
can go out for dinner or to have
a drink without the need of driving.
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.