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Wine & architecture enthusiasts wine tour

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Tour description

With this tour, you will enjoy a superb tasting menu paired with 4 wines at an amazing avant-garde winery.

This private Rioja tour is perfect for lovers of great wines and architectural enthusiasts.

Wineries and cellars are engineered to facilitate the wine-making process. When these needs are enhanced with ground-breaking design and aesthetic flare you get something truly special. Rioja wineries witnessed in the past the designs of architects like Eiffel and in more recent times some of the world’s most acclaimed architects have left their stamp in the Riojan wine country: Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava or Iñaki Azpiazu.

Experience this special blend of history and modernity

  • 5 different stops illustrate this relationship between wine and architecture
  • 3 stops to enjoy wine tasting (2 guided visits and 1 guided tasting session);  a varied selection of Rioja wines chosen to display the full spectrum of flavors of this region’s wine.
  • A tasting menu with food and wine pairing (4 wines)
  • Expert guide well-versed in the region and its culture.

This Private wine tour of Rioja includes

Professional Guide

A highly experienced, friendly wine expert for the day in Rioja

Top quality vehicle

Transportation through Rioja in a High- quality minivan with air-conditioning

Top quality meal

A fantastic tasting menu with wine food and wine pairing at a winery is also included (vegetarian options available)

Landscapes & vineyards

Your guide will stop at some places where you will be able to enjoy the most beautiful examples of wine architecture in Rioja

3 stops at wineries to enjoy wine tasting and architecture

- A first visit to a modern winery where architecture has been put at the service of wine making - A second stop at the most iconic district in Rioja to enjoy the tradtional architecture that put Rioja in the world of wine - A third stop at a traditional producer to enjoy a wine cellar that has been used for centuries and that illustrates traditional architecture at the service of wine making

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Hotel pick-up and drop-off from some towns in Rioja region (Logroño, Haro, and villages on the way from these 2 cities, including Elciego or Laguardia.). Pick-up from other locations in Rioja also available, please enquire for more information.

Taxes & services

21% Spanish Taxes (VAT). Complimentary water

Practical information & Dietary restrictions

Hotel pick-up: Please indicate your accomodation details in the booking form if available when you book the tour. Please make sure that your accomodation is in the area described above in Rioja or Rioja Alavesa to ensure this is the right tour for you. Please indicate also if you have any dietary restrictions.

Wine & architecture Rioja wine tour - Itinerary

The tour will typically start with pick up at 09:30 (but pick-up time will be confirmed by email once you have booked the tour)

This is a tentative itinerary. The pick-up time will be confirmed and the itinerary times can be slightly modified depending on the appointments made at the wineries.

Hotel Pick-up
The tour starts at the hotel or accomodation where you stay in Rioja (pick up is possible from Logroño, Haro, Laguardia, Elciego or villages on the way from Logroño to Haro)
Stop #1 - First stop - Frank Gehry
Your guide will drive you to a magical spot where you will enjoy amazing views of the valley and of Marqués de Riscal. Get ready for the best pictures ever!
Stop #2 - Second stop - Barrio de la Estacion and Zaha Zahid
The tour continues to the Barrio de la Estacion in Haro, one of the most important wine districts in the world. Learn why el Barrio is key to understand Riojan wines and enjoy wine tasting at the elegant wine bar designed by Zaha Zahid Hadid created here a dramatic triangular structure that embraces the past, present, and future of this winery and its wines
Stop # 3 - Avant-Garde wine making - Iñaki Azpiazu
The wine tour will continue with a modern winery, one of te most outstanding pieces of architecture at the service of wine making. A glass cube, one of the landmarks in Rioja, hosts a winery that dwells 35 meters underground. The design harness gravity and avoid the use of mechanical methods: a place where art and wine making meet
Stop 4# Food and wine pairing lunch
A superb tasting menu paired with 4 wines
Stop 5# Wine making. Back to the 15th century !
The day will end visiting a family owned winery where you will enjoy a traditional calado: a centuries old cellar that has been used for wine aging generation after generation
Stop 6# - Santiago Calatrava - Ysios
A quick stop to enjoy the amazing views near the fascinating masterpiece by Santiago Calatrava at Bodegas Ysios
Hotel drop off
You will safely be dropped-off at your accomodation.

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Reviews

"Thanks again for the quick response when we first contacted you. The tour was perfect for us. Anyone visiting the Rioja region should enjoy these amazing wineries. Some of the buildings are magnificent from the outside. We learnt a lot about the production of wine and had delivered home a good number of bottles
Restaurant for the luxury Ribera del Duero tour
Neil
This tour was part of our honeymoon in Spain. We loved the great panoramic view of the vinyards and wineries. The modern buildings were building stunning and beautiful, but we both preferred the traditional wineries and their wines. We strongly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Rioja.
Luxury wine estate in Ribera del Duero
Helen

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Price based on group size f 4

Why with us and Terms

  • Dietary restrictions.  The tour can accomodate nearly all possible dietary restrictions. You will be requested to provide dietary restrictions through the booking process.
  • What it the pick -up time in my accomodation? Pick-up is typically at around 9:30 AM but it is confirmed on a case by case basis
  • At what time will we be back to our accomodation? At around 17:30 – 18:00. This may depend on where your hotel o flat is located, and also on the itinerary for the day
  •  Contact us in case of doubts.
  • Can I pay with Amex? You need to contact us to be able to book with Amex
  • Can I play with a paypal account? You need to contact us if you wish to pay using Paypal

  • Can I have the name of the wineries we will visit? We do not advertise the names of the wineries visited and prefer not to provide them to ensure we keep the exclusivity of the tour to its maximum for our customers. We only visited small, top wineries that fit perfectly well into the schedule for the day.  

  • Can I propose which wineries to visit? We understand you may love some wines from Rioja and would like to visit the winery where they are produced. We are happy to listen to your preferences but please bear in mind that some wines are great, but the wineries not worth visiting. Please bear also in mind that some wineries do not accept visits or are not available on many days. Lastly, visiting certain wineries may imply a huge detour. The local team is expert in Rioja and will ensure your tour includes amazing wineries.

Winetourismspain.com is the most secure, easy and best way to experience the fantastic wineries of Rioja.  This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the area in luxury and comfort with your own experienced wine expert guide for the day, and really get to know the wineries and high quality wines in the area.

We only work with the best guides and wine producers in Rioja wine country. 

You can make your reservation by selecting an available date from the calendar. Then select the number of people.  To proceed to the payment page click “BOOK NOW”.

If you are booking well in advance and prefer to pay a 30% deposit to reserve your date, please contact us by clicking on Contact Us” and we can then send you a payment link for the deposit

If cancelled 30 days before the start of your trip, 15% of the total services cost will be deducted. For cancellations within 30 days of the starting date of the service, 30% of the total cost will be charged. Tours cancelled 7 days or less prior to the first day of your trip are non-refundable. We advise that you consider purchasing Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance.

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