June 2005 - Vol 14

VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain

Wine tours are the perfect option for your summer vacation, you can visit "cool" wineries, enjoy regional gastronomy and practice different outdoor activities such as hiking, biking or golf. Like our new summer weekend tours in Priorat, a little known region with excellent wines and a beautiful scenery. We keep on insisting on 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 feature two wineries from two of the new Spanish wine regions: Bajoz in Toro and Enate in Somontano; the hotel Posada Fuente de la Aceña in Ribera del Duero and a great restaurant in Rioja, Jose Mari in Rivas de Tereso.

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July and August. Wine and gastronomy in Priorat

Priorat is our special offer for the summer. We invite you to discover this beautiful region through its wine and gastronomy. You can spend a weekend or more days in a charming hotel, enjoy Alicia's creations in the kitchen, visit two or three wineries, participate in a cooking class or an olive oil tasting session and enjoy the scenery, monuments and villages of the area. Contact us for more information: info@vintagespain.com

September 18- 25. THE NEW SPAIN WINE TOUR WITH JOHN RADFORD - Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toro, Cigales and Rueda

The New Spain Wine Tour with the famous Spanish wine specialists and writer John Radford celebrating 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 are sure it will be an unforgettable experience. The itinerary with hotels, wineries and price is available as a PDF file in www.vintagespain.com/newspain.pdf. WINERIES - Rioja: López Heredia, Fernándo Remírez de Ganuza, Miguel Merino, Ysios, Izadi. Ribera del Duero: Ismael Arroyo – Valsotillo, Arzuaga Navarro, Legaris and Aalto. Other Wines: Abadía Retuerta, Dehesa de la Granja (This is Alejandro Fernández – Pesquera - winery in the Toro region). Cigales: Emeterio Fernández – La Legua. Rueda: Palacio de Bornos – Cuevas de Castilla. Toro: Bajoz, Dos Victorias

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BAJOZ. D.O. Toro

This is one of the wineries included in the tour The New Spain with John Radford. Not only it is the largest winery in the D.O. Toro, but also one of the most innovative. They produce fantastic wines of the highest quality and they are also very happy to receive visits in the winery. More information

ENATE. D.O. Somontano

Enate is a very special winery located the Somontano region of northern Spain. It is a modern winery with and artistic flare. Their labels have been designed by famous Spanish painters. Their wines are also modern, with unusual varieties and innovative names that make Enate wines difficult to forget. It is a different visit, with excellent wines in a beautiful area of the Pyrenees. More information


The 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. Sep 13-16

- Wine, Art and History. Ribera de Duero, 3days/2 nights. September 28-30

- Classical Wines, Rioja and Ribera, 4 days/3 nights. 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

- July 15-17. RIOJA BIKE WINE TOUR through the vineyards , weekend in Hotel Villa de Abalos (La Rioja).

2005 Schedule and itineraries
If you are interested in different dates, please let us know. Tours are open all year upon request.


Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

- June 20-23, 2005. FEGAMED II Mediterranean Gastronomic Fair in Malaga.

-June 29. Wine battle in the fiestas of Haro

-July 6-14. San Fermin in Pamplona.

- 2005. Don Quixote IV Centenary


HOTEL FUENTE DE LA ACEÑA in Quintanilla de Onésimo. Ribera del Duero

Wonderful four star hotel in an old water mill by the banks of the Duero river. A big window to enjoy the beautiful views of the river has replaced one of the walls of each bedroom. It has an outstanding restaurant where the local ingredients are used in a very creative and innovative cuisine. More information


Asador JOSE MARI in Rivas de Tereso. La Rioja

Jose Mari is one of the best places to enjoy real Riojan food, like patatas con chorizo (potatoes with spicy paprika sausage), menestra (vegetable stew), or chuletillas al sarmiento (lamb chops roasted with dry vine branches). It is also located in the Toloño - Sierra Cantabria mountain with wonderful views and a great outside sitting area.More information

NOTE: We would like 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.

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