We will go to the vineyards where we will meet the winegrowers to share their experience and knowledge of the field, but also you will be able to participate in the particular task at that time of year we are, such as pruning, harvesting, racking, etc.
After this, we will go to the cellar to meet the Winemaker and experience first hand all processes involved in elaborating wine, from the moment the grapes come into the cellar until the wine is bottled by you!
There are lots of delicious wines that we taste during the course, and you can sit back and learn from our passionate and entertaining instructors, who are the very best in their region.
We will start with a brief theoretical introduction to the area, the land, grape varieties and types of wine in DOCa Rioja. Later we will have a practical tasting on the basis of the Appearance (colours and qualities), Olfaction (types of aromas) and Gustation (sensing the flavours in the mouth).
You will be able to appreciate the ancient underground cellars of the modest wine producers, and also the amazing architecture of the most emblematic wineries of the region.
Lunch in a winery is a great experience to pair their wines with their signature cuisine.
Tell us about your favourite winery and we will do the rest, meet the producers and learn about their secrets to obtain the excelent wines they produce!
Many wineries are using avant-garde architecture as a marketing tool, linking their wines with their architecture and thus creating an incredible attraction for tourism. Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Bodegas Ysios, Bodegas Baigorri, Bodegas Lopez de Heredia or Bodegas Viña Real, are just some wineries that you cannot miss!
We will transport back to the medieval times very present in our days in the Riojan landscape, through a rich architectural legacy around the most important castles of the wine route full of history and traditions, while enjoying the best wines in the most enchanting parts of the fortifications.
It is a luxury trip where you will visit the most exclusive wineries of La Rioja enjoy great quality wines from small winemakers.
ward-winning wines including gourmet sampling menus or michelin star restaurants where renowned chefs work.
This is certainly a gourmet experience totally personalized and exclusive for the most demanding clients.
We will go to the most famous streets which have a wealth of tapas bars where the locals go to relax and enjoy the best of the local cuisine and a glass of Rioja, where fruity reds and an abundance of older vintages are waiting to be enjoyed.
Discover not only the wines and tapas but also the incredible atmosphere you will experience for yourself!
In La Rioja we have traditionally made other products for hundreds of years, you can visit oil mills in the middle of an idyllic landscape of olive trees, sausage factories where you can see the process of making and curing ham, chorizo and cheese, even you can be a mushroom producer or discover the beekeeping world and the honey production, saffron and much more!
Enjoy right from the hands of the most recognized and Michelin Stars award winning chefs a unique gastronomic experience, Food Pairing with a menu of 7 dishes designed with seasonal products and 5 Rioja wines; or even learn with the Cook On Site how to cook the dishes you later enjoy and also you can do a Cooking Course where you will learn the most important parts of the Spanish cooking and where you will be the essential part of its development.
We will go throught the Rioja Wine Country to visit the beautifully preserved medieval villages that come to life at the foothills of the mountains that back up to the Basque Country surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see.
Travel across the rolling valley of the Ebro river with plenty of opportunity to admire beautifully preserved Romanesque churches and stroll around charming medieval towns such as Laguardia, Briones and Ezcaray.
We will visit the spectacular mountain monasteries of Suso, Yuso and Valvanera. The Yuso and Suso Monasteries are in the village of San Millán de la Cogolla and are European Heritage Sites. We will also visit a third monastery, Valvanera, that lies further south, driving the mountain road provides a dramatic journey.
Beautiful and well preserved, they are worth visiting, especially with the delightful surrounding fields and mountains.
St. James Way is the world's oldest tourist trail, the dividing line between the upper and lower Rioja regions so you will also get a glimpse of this famous pilgrim route with its numerous walkers and bikers.
We will visit Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, Najera and the Santa María la Real Monastery that was for centuries, the pantheon of the kings of Navarra. Finally we will go to Santo Domingo, one of the main cities of the pilgrimage route to Santiago.
Logroño is a city rich in history and traditions which have been preserved since the Middle Ages.
It is the capital and main wine hub of the famous and beautiful La Rioja region and is simply a must-visit destination for any wine lover and foodie.It is an ancient walled town with notable landmarks including churches from the 11th century.
Situated on the banks of the River Ebro, it is the largest and most dynamic town in Rioja, with enough interesting and elegant shops, bars and historical attractions to satisfy the most demanding of visitors!
This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment.
Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general.
Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.
You will discover La Rioja as a local, participating in the region's gastronomic traditions and festivals, concerts, sports competitions, bullfights, fireworks and many more cultural activities, some of them are of National Tourist Interest such as “San Mateo”, where we celebrate the Harvest Festival, or even the famous "Wine Battle", where we throw thousands of litres of wine as though it were a pitched battle.