La Rioja Wine Road
One day wine & culinary excursion – from San Sebastian or Bilbao
B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Day One – San Sebastian, Museum of Wine & Oldest Rioja Wineries
Starting from San Sebastian, our chauffeur will take you to La Rioja wine region (1 ½ hours). On arrival to La Rioja, meet our local English-speaking expert guide for a visit to the Museum of Wine Culture, hosted by the Dinastía Vivanco Foundation.
This private museum takes you on a revealing voyage through the history and culture of wine, and exhibits the art and archaeology collection acquired by the family over the years. In addition, its garden houses over 200 varieties of grapes, forming one of the most important private collections in the world.
Continue along the valley of the Ebro River, stopping at picturesque local villages, with their typical stone wine-presses where wine was already made before the 15th Century, or at the walled-in medieval village of Laguardia, with its underground labyrinth of some 300 family-owned wine cellars!
Take a visit to one of the oldest Rioja wineries, built over ancient cellars from the 16th and 17th Centuries. A guided stroll around the family-run winery will be followed by a tutored tasting of some of the legendary Rioja wines, right where they come from.
After the visit, enjoy a delicious lunch, featuring mouth-watering Riojan classics such as Riojan-style potato stew with chorizo (Patatas a la Riojana) or lamb chops grilled with vine wood (Chuletillas al Sarmiento), matched with only the finest of wines.
Take in the beautiful landscapes of La Rioja on your drive back to San Sebastian.
Private chauffeured transportation throughout the itinerary
Local English-speaking guide, specialized in wine, joining you through La Rioja
Guided visit & entries to the Museum of Wine Culture or alternatively, visit to another winery
Private visit to a family-run Rioja winery, including wine tasting
Traditional Riojan lunch
Stroll through local villages, as per the itinerary
All local taxes