Getaway & Hotel Marques de Riscal & Vintage Spain
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You do not have to be a wine aficionado to know and enjoy La Rioja. Not only is it one of the most spectacular wine regions on the planet, it also a gastronomical haven. Take a private chauffeured tour around the breathtaking vineyards, sample the delicious regional cuisine, and relax in an architectural marvel exuding 5-star luxury.
Located in the very north of Spain, just below the Pyrenees Mountains, sits the little wine region of La Rioja. La Rioja exhibits a long and extremely rich history of wine making, with records leftover from the Roman settlement that date as far back as 200 BC. It is particularly fertile due to the seven major rivers that run through the area, which provides life to all of La Riojas naturally stunning landscapes. Recently named by TripAdvisor as the "Best Place in Spain for Wine", La Rioja is a must for any level of wine drinker. The journey will begin with a transfer to the 5-star Hotel Marques de Riscal. Designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the Bilbao Guggenheim, Hotel Marques de Riscal is an architecturally advanced masterpiece. With all the amenities one would expect from a luxury hotel, the one-of-a-kind hotel manages to blend futuristic design with top class classic comfort After soaking up the atmosphere of this architectural marvel, venture down the winery for a tasting to whet your appetite before dinner. Guests can look forward to tasting 2 wines; Marqués de Riscal Rueda and Marqués de Riscal Reserva, served with local regional Riojan snacks; sausage and chorizo. Expect to be wowed with a 14-Course Michelin Starred Dinner; surrounded by breathtaking architecture and impressive views of the medieval village of Elciego and the Riojan vineyards. The impressive menu encapsulates a creative fusion of traditional family-based Echaurren cuisine and futuristic techniques and recipes. The next morning you'll be picked up from the hotel in a luxury vehicle to begin the tour of La Rioja - accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Discover the secrets of the wine and food of the area, visiting an amazing range of the region's leading wineries, from traditional to boutique and avant-garde wineries, New Rioja to Traditional Rioja. Winemakers or winery owners will guide you through their personal method for winemaking while exploring the beautiful grounds and sampling the wines. For lunch, savour a delicious gourmet meal, typical of northern Spain, which will be accompanied by regional wines. With an obvious abundance of fine wine, food and breathtaking scenery, La Rioja is the perfect getaway for any traveller.
The personal guide was excellent. I was surprised at the difference in wine making technique at each of the chosen sites. Each was a contrast: first creative un...
Visited Rioja last month and experienced a very in depth day exploring wineries, learning about the winemaking process of the region and sampling their full bod...
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