Join our wine expert for a full-day excursion to the Rioja wine region. Enjoy a detailed explanation of the region on the drive south (our guide is receiving his Master's in Wine Tourism!), and spend the day touring and tasting, stopping for a traditional Riojan lunch en route. Duck into cellars, learn the differences in modern and traditional methods, sip your way through the different grape varietals. This trip is a wonderful, in-depth, and complete introduction to the country's most well-known and beloved wine-producing region.
08:30 We depart San Sebastian to drive south to La Rioja 10:30 We'll arrive at the first winery for a tour of their production area, their cellars, and a tasting of their wines. 12:30 Visit to a second winery for a tour and tasting, or perhaps we'll have stop at a couple of wine bars, if you're more interested in tasting than in touring. 13:30 Traditional Riojan lunch, which is typically grilled lamb, peppers, and wine (of course!) 15:30 Optional cultural visit to the historic village of Laguardia, photo opportunities at the gorgeous Marqués de Riscal and Ysios wineries. 16:30 Say farewell to La Rioja and head north back to San Sebastian. 18:30 Arrival to San Sebastian.