Exclusive Rioja Wine Festival: Experience 14 Top Wines & 7 Michelin Star Tapas

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Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Food Pairing, Walking Tour, Cellar Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Outdoor, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
191
10
/ Person
Jimena C
Activity Overview
‘La Cata del Barrio de la Estación’ Rioja Wine Festival is considered by wine critics to be the best wine event in Spain! This Rioja Wine Festival is for sure to be, once again, an unforgettable experience for wine lovers and foodies.

‘La Cata del Barrio de la Estación’ truly is a great opportunity for you to discover and taste some of the best-rated wines from Rioja Alta (14 in total) paired with local tapa dishes created by Spanish Michelin-Star Chefs Francis Paniego and the Echapestro Brothers (7 delicious culinary creations).

This fabulous wine and food event only takes place once every two years in Haro, the capital of Rioja Alta where the most renowned wineries from the area are located. From 11AM to 6PM, you will be able to freely explore a large part of these iconic wineries (7 in total) and discover charming and hidden gems from these unique bodegas.

We will depart from Madrid to Haro at 7:00AM in a comfortable coach bus arriving around 11:00AM in order to take full advantage of this amazing wine festival reuniting the best of the winemaking and the gastronomic scene in Rioja Alta.

You will then be able to explore and visit the 7 wineries on foot (there are all located walking distance one from another) and to taste 2 wines at each winery + a gastronomic Michelin-Star dish in each one as well. 

Complimentary live music and multiple wine activities will be in place throughout the entire journey for you to enjoy this wine experience to the fullest! Your wine guide will be accompanying you throughout the day.

List of Wineries Visited:
  • López de Heredia
  • Viña Tondonia
  • CVNE
  • Gómez Cruzado
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Viña Pomal Bodegas Bilbaínas
  • Bodegas Muga
  • Bodegas RODA
What to Expect During This Wine Experience:
  • A memorable Rioja wine experience
  • Tasting the best-renowned wines from Rioja Alta
  • Amazing food pairings created by Michelin-Star Chefs
  • Plenty of good vibes and a wonderful lively wine event
 
Included
  • Entrance fee to the ‘Cata del Barrio de la Estación’ event
  • Wine tasting of 14 wines at 7 wineries in Haro
  • Enjoying 7 Star-Michelin dishes
  • Transport from Central Madrid to Haro in a comfortable coach (shared transportation) and return to Madrid on the same day
  • Wine and cultural related activities in all wineries
  • A beautiful wine glass for you to keep as a souvenir!
Not Included
  • Additional food or drinks throughout the day
  • Any other item not specified in the “price includes” section
  • Tips for your guide
Group-size:
Max. of 10
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
191
10
Timing
Dates
Start Time
On Jun 16, 20187:00 AM
Duration
12 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Very Strict
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
Unique, genuine and authentic!
From hotel pick-up to drop-off, Jimena and team were just fantastic! She was thoughtful, accommodating and speaks great English! We really enjoyed the entire experience--the wine tour and tasting was great. We also had fun with a quaint and private stroll through Navalcarnero, including a wonderfully delicious and authentic lunch! Not a typical "tour" by any means--so very unique and genuine--we loved ... more it! Well worth the cost.
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Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Duration:
3 Days
This 3-day Rioja Wine Tour allows you to pick the dates, and if you wish, also be able to choose extra days! Our 3-day Rioja Wine Tour involves exploring each of the three Rioja sub-regions ... more(Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, Rioja Alavesa).

We exclusively cater to your own group, which makes it more flexible for you when choosing the ideal hotel, especially if you are spending some days in the region and have a car with you. In case you have a car, we might suggest accommodation at an enchanting hotel with a countryside setting out of town rather than in downtown Logrono.

We are knowledgeable about the area and its wineries, and we can organize a longer (or brief) tailor-made wine-tour just for you. E-mail us if you would like us to organise a bespoke wine tour with your special preferences.
$
451
69
/ Person
Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Duration:
1 Day
Your Exclusive 1-Day Rioja Wine Tour from Logroño for 2 or More People! You pick your date by just checking with us in good time, with at least 60 days notice to ensure availability ... moreof services. 

We’ll collect you at your hotel of choice in Logroño, or a neighboring town, at your preferred time, though we suggest at around 9.30 am. Afterward, we’ll take you to Haro where we can tour the popular Muga Winery, which is renowned as one of the few wineries in Spain for making its own barrels. You’ll have a chance to witness the coopers in action, and have a tasting session of some of the Muga excellent wines followed by a tour to one of the smaller wineries in the region.

Lunch will be at the Vieja Bodega in neighboring Casalarreina, one of the finest restaurants in the region. Afterward, we’ll take you on a tour of the Vivanca Wine Museum in Briones, followed by a visit to the charming ancient City of Laguardia. Here we’ll have a tapas supper and then take you back to your hotel.
La Rioja, Spain
Duration:
3 Days
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We welcome you to experience one of the finest wine-making regions in Spain. You will enjoy the leisure from the comfort of your hired car. You will be accommodated at Hotel Marques ... morede Riscal, Rioja’s most iconic. This tour gives you a chance to enjoy Michelin-starred dinners as you taste exceptional tapas and wines that Spain has to offer.

Trip Highlights:

Return flights to Bilbao (hold luggage exclusive).

You will Relax with luxury private chauffeurs.

You will be accommodated at the spectacularly luxurious Marques de Riscal, a 5-star hotel, where you will enjoy complimentary access to the spa.

You will tour the famous Marqués de Riscal winery and get a chance to taste their fine wines.

You will enjoy full days private wine trip in the company of your devoted expert wine guide and driver. You will tour a variety of world-famous, contemporary and old wineries in the region. You will learn about the winemaking process, as you meet the winemakers while tasting the wines.

You will indulge in an exceptional eight-course Michelin Star dinner with accompanying wines.

You will enjoy a customary tapas lunch coupled with wines.

Itinerary

Day 1:
You will fly into Bilbao and relax with exclusive chauffeurs from Bilbao airport to your hotel. Once you arrive at the stunning Hotel Marques de Riscal, you will enjoy your first Rioja wine tasting experience at a famed cellar that dates from 1858. Afterward, you will enjoy the comprehensive spa and gym facilities at the hotel followed by an exceptional eight-course Michelin Star dinner paired with wines at one of the leading restaurants in Spain.

Day 2:
You will extend your Rioja wine tasting escapade with a full day wine tasting experience around Rioja in the company of your English-speaking driver guide who will drive you for the day. You will explore three estates and experience a mix of modern and boutique wineries and an ancient vineyard that dates back to the 14th century. Here, you will compare modern and old practices as you savor a diverse range of wines. You will refuel at lunchtime with a classic Riojan tapas lunch paired with wine.

Day 3:
We will suggest that you relax and explore the neighboring city of Logrono before returning home. You will tour the Old Town, for a stroll along streets that form part of the Way of St James. On your way to the airport, we recommend a stop off to explore the majestic Guggenheim Museum. Afterward, you will fly out from Bilbao.