January 2006- Vol 19

VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Wine tasting tours in Spain
New year in wine tourism ...

This year we are starting with very good perspectives for wine tourism. Spain is becoming a very popular destination and Spanish wines are getting a well deserved recognition outside our country. THANKS to everybody who came to Spain! We hope to welcome more people.

We have decided to focus more on customized private tours and have less scheduled tours, although we still have our Classical Wines in Rioja and Ribera del Duero in June. All tours are available upon request, you can check our web page.

We feature Matarromera, a famous winery in Ribera with lodging and a restaurant, and a great hotel in Rioja, Hotel Villa de Laguardia.

Donna from NYC sent us her wonderful feedback on the Classical Wines tour we did together last year, the same one we offer now in June.

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June 14- 17. CLASSICAL WINES - Rioja and Ribera del Duero. From Madrid

Pedro and some friends who enjoyed their trip, and sent us their picture in front of Ysios

This 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, including monasteries, cathedrals and historical sites that will be visited and admired.

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.

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MATARROMERA - (Ribera del Duero)

Matarromera group is one of the most well known wineries in Ribera and one of the most interesting enotourism projects in the area. They have:

  • WINERIES: Matarromera, Renacimiento and Emina can be visited in Ribera, and Valdelosfrailes in Cigales. You can also visit the distillery Destilerías del Duero
  • RESTAURANT: La Espadaña de San Bernardo offers good food and good Ribera del Duero wine
  • RURAL HOUSE: Emina in Ribera del Duero is a good option for lodging in the area
  • EMINA is the new wine interpretation center.

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- Classical Wines, Rioja and Ribera, 4 days/3 nights. 14-17 June

- CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TOURS all year upon request. We organize tours in RIOJA, RIBERA DEL DUERO, TORO, LA MANCHA, PENEDES, PRIORAT, south of Spain. etc, for groups or individuals.

-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.

2006 Schedule and itineraries
Tours are open all year upon request.


Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-January 25-29. FITUR International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid.

-February 8 and 9. National Enotourism Congress in Madrid. We have been invited to speak here.

-February 16 - 18. FIRAVI 2006 Feria Técnica de la viña, el vino y el cava in Villafranca del Penedés

-March 6-10. Alimentaria in Barcelona

-March 16-19. SEVATUR Tourism Fair in San Sebastián

- Marzo 24 y 25: Global Warming and Wine Barcelona

-March 28-30. V World Wine Forum in Logroño (La Rioja)



One of the few four star hotels in the area of Rioja Alta. Located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, in the medieval town of Laguardia, it is a wonderful place that combines all the elements that make a great hotel: quality, comfort, good service and charm. A place to enjoy Rioja, even in the winter.

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WINE TOUR STORY by Donna (August 2005)

Donna Campos did the Classical Wines Tour with us last year in August and she sent us her wonderful impressions of the tour.

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