Like us, we know you appreciate delicious food and fine the end of the week there is nothing better than chilling with a nice glass of wine and great food. It's an ideal way to unwind. indulging yourself with a great bottle of wine brings a little bit of the vineyard to your table.

First hand experience of La Rioja

Imagine how much more your appreciation would be enhanced if you could experience the sights, sounds and flavours of your favourite wine region first hand. You don't have to be a diehard wine enthusiast, just a fan!there a few wine tasting wine holiday packages which will talk you through the terroir and also give you time to walk through the wine region, sampling the local food and drink.

La Rioja

We think an active holiday for wine buffs is best done at your own pace. For a truly personal holiday, we like companies that offers tailor made packages to the smaller, beautiful and often underappreciated regions of Spain, such as La Rioja for example.going with a small group of friends and a trust worthy guide will help you appreciate wine even more.

Why La Rioja

The gateway to La Rioja is Bilbao, famous for Frank Gehry's titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum and the magnificent Mirador de Tolono is less than an hour away with magnificent views across the wine growing region. Drop down into the valley of the Rio Ebro and you're in the heart of the wine production in La Rioja where you can combine walks through the vineyards with exploring the stunning mountains and valleys and indulging in superb Basque meals at some of the region's finest restaurants.The local food comprises of seafood from the northern coast and meats from the plains to the south of Rioja. Expert chefs and sommeliers serve up dinners known as a "maridage" where each course is accompanied by its own wine selected specifically to complement the flavours of the food.

going to a traditional winery gives you sample of how much care and attention goes into making a bottle of wine. Muga is one the oldest established wineries in the region and it's fascinating to see how this Bodega insists on traditional methods, using only oak for all the barrels and casks and retaining their own master coopers on-site.If your a wine lover and enjoy active holidays then La Rioja is an ideal place to go. You can immerse yourself in the culture and history of the region and experience the lifestyle behind the wines. there are shorter weekend packages if you don’t fancy the normal 9 day package which also involves walkng through the countryside.

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