Wine tours in La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa
Rioja is world famous thanks to red wine. Hundreds of wineries produce excellent wines and are worth visiting. A wine tour in Rioja should combine old wineries with modern ones to understand both the rich tradition of the Rioja region and the changes that have also taken place. We offer you interesting guided and self-guided wine tours in Rioja to discover this fantastic region.
Rioja taxi tours
Private wine tours in Rioja, Spain
Top 10 favorite Rioja wine tours
This taxi service in Rioja is perfect to avoid driving. Winery visits are not included. This service includes 6 hours of driver for itineraries in Rioja. ONLY IN RIOJA. The driver will only drive you and wait for you at wineries or villages between Haro and Logroño. This service is perfect if you have booked your own winery visits and need transportation in Rioja.Read More
A self-driven itinerary that incudes a guided visit (in English) at Marques de Riscal and wine tasting at a family onwed winery. 5 wines tasted. This Rioja Winery Pass is the simplest way to book your winery visits in Rioja and taste. Great value for money to ensure you will have visit some of the "must see" wineries Simply select it and you will receive your itinerary for the day. NO TRANSPORTATION INCLUDEDRead More
The traditional Rioja wine tour is the perfect way to learn about the most interesting things Riojas has to offer. This Rioja private tour has it all: high-end wines, tastings at 4 different wineries, a fantastic meal…. All part of an itinerary that will stop at the most amazing examples of fantastic architecture with the purpose of wine making. Your tour guide will ensure you enjoy a great day. Our tour is personal, informal, informative and fun!Read More
Enjoy Rioja from Barcelona with this 2 and half day tour. The best way to discover Rioja from Barcelona. Transportation by train from Barcelona to Rioja where you will stay for two nights and all the great things Rioja offers. Be picked up from your hotel in Rioja by your guide for a full day of winery tours and wine tasting at some of the best wineries of RiojaRead More
This tour from Barcelona to San Sebastian or to Bilbao offers the perfect getaway in Rioja before reaching San Sebastian. You will reach Rioja by train and stay at a charming hotel In Logroño, one of Spain´s top tapas capitals! . Relax, explore, and discover this amazing wine region with your private wine tour with a local expert guide. The ideal option for discovering Rioja and ending with a dropoff in beautiful San SebastianRead More
This tour from Barcelona to San Sebastian or to Bilbao offers the perfect getaway in Rioja before reaching San Sebastian. You will reach Rioja by train and private transfer to your hotel in the charming town of Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa. Relax, explore, and discover this amazing wine region with your private wine tour with a local expert guide. The ideal option for discovering Rioja and ending with a dropoff in beautiful San SebastianRead More
This taxi tour is a very affordable way to enjoy Laguardia and its wineries from Logroño. Discover the charming medieval village of Laguardia on this wine tour to the beautiful region of Rioja Alavesa. No need to worry about arranging transportation or booking winery visits in English. Our travel experts will take care of that for you. Your itinerary will include guided visits in English at 2 interesting wineries in Laguardia. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town and taste the local gastronomy in one of the town’s tapas bars or restaurants. Convenient and comfortable transportation by private taxi with pickup from your hotel in LogroñoRead More
A perfect introduction to the wines of the Rioja region. A self-guided tour in Rioja, including regular bus service from Bilbao. From the bus station, you will walk to 2 of the best wineries in Haro, the wine capital of Rioja. Enjoy 2 wine tasting sessions at the famous "Barrio dela Estación" in Haro.Read More
This enchanting and fun activity will show you what it´s like to be a wine expert for a day. Perfect for children and small groups of adults. You will not only learn by watching the activity leader, but you will also get to try the activities yourself- feel like a real enologist and pretend you are a Riojan winemaker!Read More
Enjoy an amazing wine and food pairing tasting meal at a top notch winery and discover wineries that are true architecture master pieces applied to wine making. Enjoy great scenery, traditional tunnels, “guardaviña” huts doted here and there in the vineyards that contrasts with breath-taking avant-garde architecture.Read More
This is probably the most romantic tour of Rioja you will find. Enjoy a 4x4 vineyard tour and get transported to amazing landscapes. This is a tour to enjoy the terroir, including a fantastic picnic at a superb spot where you will enjoy nature, great local ingredients and excellent wines. 2 amazing wineries are included and a selection of wines to understand Rioja distinctive terroir.Read More
This luxury wine tour in Rioja is about old vintages and tasting wines at exclusive wineries. Experience the passion Hemingway had for Rioja at his favourite winery, relax and taste amongst art and vines and enjoy a lunch at Rioja´s most iconic settingRead More
When you are planning a trip to Spain it’s easy to think about beaches, big bustling cities or small quaint villages. But there is another, less obvious option when visiting Spain that is truly amazing and unique. To the north, before you reach the Atlantic coast there is a small region where one of the best wines in the world is made: Rioja
Find out the best Rioja wine tours to enjoy and get the most out of your vacation in Rioja.
Rioja is home to excellent gastronomy which is a perfect match for its famous wines. Rioja is a perfect destination to enjoy wine, food, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Our wine tasting tours in Rioja can start from Haro, Logroño or Laguardia.
If you are a wine enthusiast your wine tour in Rioja will most probably not be the first, nor the last you enjoy. There are some things unique to Rioja which are worth mentioning to ensure you will make the most out of your experience.
1- Grape varietals. Rioja is a region where mainly red wine is produced. Tempranillo is the grape mostly planted and your guide will explain many things about Tempranillo and why it became so popular in Rioja. But there are other grapes in Rioja like Graciano or Grenache. White wines are also produced. Macabeo or Viura are the grapes used. Please note that some wineries also produce sparkingly wine, though this is rarer.
2- Regulation. As you could expect in such an important Old World wine region, regulation is everywhere. Sometimes for good, sometimes for not so good, most of the time misunderstood, understanding the basics of these regulations help to understand Rioja.
3- Three regions into one. Rioja wine region is part of three administrative regions in Spain: Rioja, Basque Country (Alava), and Navarra
4- Landscapes, the Ebro river, and vineyards. The Ebro river shapes the landscape is an important part of Rioja and you will be able to enjoy this during your Rioja wine tour.
We believe a wine tour in Rioja should be conducted by a knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate local guide. The private wine tours in this list all include a fantastic selection of wineries, excellent tastings and are conducted by top professional wine guides.
If you need more information to prepare for your trip you can find interesting facts about the wines from Rioja.