May 2008 - Vol 29

VINTAGE SPAIN NEWSLETTER. Gourmet Wine Tasting Tours in Spain

This month we want to focus in one of the most traditional destination for wine tourism, Rioja, with a winery and two hotels in the area. But we can do a wine tour anywhere in Spain, so we propose our one day gourmet wine tours from the main Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, San Sebastian or Sevilla.

We have two featured wineries, one in Rioja region but located in Navarra Fernández de Manzanos, and another wonderful one in Penedés , that makes wine and vinegar, Celler Avgvstvs Forvm.

We also have two different hotels in Rioja: hotel Villa de Laguardia, a modern hotel in the medieval village of Laguardia with an excellent restaurant and Hospedería Señorío de Casalarreina, a small boutique style charming hotel decorated with antiques

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ONE DAY GOURMET WINE EXCURSIONS from Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Sevilla, etc

If you don't have a lot of time and you still want to experience the joy of Spanish wines we suggest a short one day excursion from any of the main Spanish cities. We will pick you up in the morning and be back in the afternoon or evening. You will visit one or two wineries with wine tasting, and you will have a delicious typical lunch accompanied by the regional wines. If you have time you can even visit a historical place. This tour is available for any number of people, from 2 people to as many as you want. This tour is perfect for corporate events.

Discover Ribera de Duero, La Mancha, the land of Don Quijote, or visit a bodega and vineyards in Toledo from Madrid, go to wine and cava country in Penedés or Priorato from Barcelona, visit La Rioja from Bilbao or San Sebastian and what about some Sherry from Sevilla? The possibilities are endless. We can also do a one day wine tour if you are already in the wine region of your choice. See more

Picture from Natalia Rada
Our gourmet tours are available upon request. See more information about our tours


in el Vendrell (Tarragona), D.O. Penedes
Cellers AVGVSTVS FORVM is a little winery with a lot of history located in the Penedés wine region (Tarragona). When they first planted their vines back in 1983, they discovered what it used to be the old roman road between Rome and Cádiz: the Via Avgvsta, which nowadays gives the name to their company, wines and vinegars: Avgvstvs and Forvm. More information 

FINCA MANZANOS in Azagra (Navarra), D.O.C. Rioja
Finca Manzanos owned by Fernández de Manzanos family, makes a fresh start the construction of a wonderful winery “Chateau” style in a beautiful estate, placed over a small hill where it is possible to see the Ega river join the Ebro river. From here, one can look at a lovely panorama of the whole Rioja. It is worthwhile to visit such a unique place.
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- Customized Private Tours. We organize tours in RIOJA, RIBERA DEL DUERO, TORO, LA MANCHA, PENEDES, PRIORAT, south of Spain. etc, for groups or individuals.

-One Day trips

- Cultural, tapas and wine tours, cooking classes and wine tastings in different Spanish cities

- Active wine: golf, bike, hike, etc

- Corporate events

Tour samples and itineraries
Tours are open all year upon request. Please contact us


Vintage Spain can help you attending any of these events

-25-28 May. Vinoble in Jerez de la Frontera.

-May-June, Saturdays. Music in Logroño wineries

-June 14-15. Medieval Weekend in Briones (La Rioja).

-June 29. San Pedro Festival in Haro and BATALLA DEL VINO.

-Sep 10-Oct 11. XV Bienal de Flamenco Sevilla 2008

- 31 Oct - 2 Nov. Expogalaecia in Vigo. International Tourism Fair

- 28-30 Nov. ChocoMad. I Chocolate Fair in Madrid

FEATURED HOTEL and restaurant

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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In Rioja and surrounded by some of the best wineries in the area, this country hotel is the ideal place to rest and relax in a quiet and luxurious atmosphere. A monastery from 1509 has been restored and decorated to become an elegant hotel that provides every guest with modern comfort keeping its old special charm. It offers warm and comfortable rooms with an oversize Jacuzzi and wonderful views. See more information

NOTE: 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.

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