Rioja and Ribera del Duero (Private Tour)
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About The Event
A behind the scenes VIP pass to a week of wining, dining and scenery like you only read about in books and see on the big screen! A journey with some of the most legendary wineries in the world. Interwoven with the brightest new stars all in their wineries, vineyards and backyards. We'll meet the owners, taste with the winemakers and hang out in the cellars of the greats. Names like Lopez de Heredia, Contino, CVNE, and Valduero all legends, and the base for which others measure their wines. We'll hang with the new kids and meet people you've never heard of that will be the classics of tomorrow.
But man can not live on wine alone, so of course we'll feast like Kings and Queens. We'll enjoy dining at a Michelin starred restaurant, join winemakers at their favorite local haunts and eat in vineyards and cellars. We'll also enjoy a bit of free time to partake in one of the most traditional Spanish experiences, tapas! And of course we'll find more fun, castles, cobbled streets and new friends along the way. To see both regions we'll split our week into 3 day intervals with the first half in Ribera where we'll hold base camp at the 17th century palace Parador de Lerma! This resort sits in a medieval walled village surrounded by vineyards, locals and their inviting bars, shops and restaurants. From here we'll explore the countryside leading to some of the most highly regarded wine and food in the world.
Our next 3 days will be spent in one of the most classic of all regions known to man, La Rioja. Rustic, balanced wines with pedigree and soul. We'll visit the center of the wine world in Spain, Haro. We'll enjoy the local lamb and pork cooked traditionally over grapevines and in century old hearths. And since it's a private tour, its only fitting that we have a private hotel. So we'll commandeer the Pura Vida hotel in Valganon. A sleepy village of 50 people set at the foot of mountains in Southern Rioja, two miles from the town of Ezcaray.
All in all we'll visit no less than 8 world class wineries, hang out in some of the oldest cellars in the world, eat the greatest local produce and chill in centuries old palaces and medevial villages like it's our job! And of course, much more to come........Salud!