Vineyards in Spain
So what is a wine tour with Barcelona Private Experiences like? Well, here is an example of our amazing winery trips.
Wine Tours from Barcelona
Autumn is an excellent time to visit vineyards. It’s harvest time, which means they’re full of life and the art of winemaking is in full flow. We will organise tasting courses in the bodegas and dining with perfect wine pairing, and you can explore the country, perhaps on horseback, or maybe even in a hot air balloon.
This key time in the life of vineyards makes a great excuse to invite visitors to experience them at their best and to enjoy some amazing wine and beautiful views of the Spanish countryside.
As always we will design a trip to any preferences you have, but to give you a taste of what to expect here is one of our favourite trips – a 6-day winery tour from Barcelona.
DAY 1 – La Rioja
We leave Barcelona in the morning and stop in the beautiful Gothic city of Tudela, at one of our favourite lunching spots. If you’d like you can visit one of the monasteries of the area before heading on to enjoy the exclusive dining experience we have organised at the Portal de Echaurren, a Michelin-starred gastronomic temple in the world famous region of La Rioja. Fortunately, for comfort and ease, the venue is also a hotel so you will spend the night there too.
DAY 2 – La Rioja
Our first winery visit. Our friends at Artadi will create a wonderful experience for you with the finest reds, whites and Cava on offer. Lunch is in Haro, where again, we will have a perfect gastronomic experience arranged at our favourite restaurant. You can follow that with a visit to the monastery of Santo Domingo de los Silos, which offers a unique view of the Spanish past where you can still hear Gregorian chants. Next, we head to Aranda de Duero, a little further south, for some of the best tapas of the region before spending the night at the finest hotel in town.
DAY 3 – Ribera del Duero
First up on the third day is the modern winery of Pago de Los Capellanes, famed for its full-bodied and velvety wines. They offer 5 amazing reds and 3 stunning whites, and you will enjoy them all! Lunch will be in Roa de Duero, as we prepare for our second bodega visit of the day. The afternoon takes us to the cellars of Mesoneros de Castilla y Valsotillo, an ancestral vineyard that upholds ancient winemaking processes to delicious effect! Then back to Aranda de Duero for the night.
DAY 4 – Burgos
Day 4 takes us to Burgos, the historic capital of Castile. You can visit the Cathedral, the Cartuja de Miraflores and the Museum of Evolution, where all the discoveries being made at the Atapuerca UNESCO world heritage site are displayed. Lunch is at Landa, perhaps the most important gastronomic spot in Burgos, where the traditional flavours of Castilian cuisine are cherished and perfectly expressed (black pudding, beans, suckling lamb and suckling pig).
DAY 5 – Pamplona
The fifth day starts with a choice of options on the way back toward Barcelona. Your gastronomic stopover can be en route in Zaragoza or Lleida, and either offer a perfect haven for a hungry visitor, but just a little out the way is the famous Pamplona. There you can make a cultural visit before experiencing the food at one of our favourites in Tafalla. As always, your room for the night would be at one of the finest hotels in Pamplona.
DAY 6 – Penedès
The return to Barcelona, with a final gastronomic stop at Lérida in La Dolçeta, for authentic and rustic Catalan classics. Then the last bodega visit at one our favourites of Penedès, perhaps Cava at Gramona, just outside Barcelona.
To talk to us about this tour of Spanish wineries, or for a fully personalised experience tailored to you, just leave us a few details today.
Top photo by Matt Lamers