Vino Riojana: Three Night Spanish Wine Getaway and Three Michelin-starred Lunch for Two

Vino Riojana: Three Night Spanish Wine Getaway and Three Michelin-starred Lunch for Two

Haro, Spain

£1,600

“Wine goes well with the region’s ochre earth and vast blue skies” Lonely Planet

Why we love it

Tour Rioja's most impressive wineries, and stay three nights in Haro, the medieval capital. You will experience the tradition and history of the Basque country with this immersive weekend in Spain’s premier winemaking region. Taste the regions best wines, and enjoy modern multi-Michelin-starred dining.

What's Included?

  • Three nights for two people in a double room at one of the region's finest hotels
  • One day wine tour with medieval winery private collection tasting, wine tasting at a wine bar and full vertical tasting
  • Museum and winery tour at Dinastia Vivanco Wine Museum
  • Three Michelin-starred lunch for two at Azurmendi, the World's Most Sustainable Restaurant 2015
  • Private chauffeured transport to and from the airport

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Named after the River Oja, Rioja dates back to 1925 and is recognised for the tradition and quality of wine making. In 1991 it became the ‘DO Calificada’; Spain’s highest quality wine region.

Haro, the capital of Rioja wine, is home to some of the oldest names in winemaking in the country. This medieval town is the perfect base to begin your adventure, with close proximity to the Basque country, and important ties to the wine industry in Spain.

A stone’s throw from the town centre, you will enjoy a full day experience visiting three local Riojan bodegas (wineries). From big to small, taste wines in medieval cellars and modern wine bars. Walk through vineyards and uncover the grape growing and winemaking processes, wine tasting and enjoying lunch at one of the bodegas overlooking the vineyards.

On the second day, tour the Dinastia Vivanco Wine Museum in Briones, south of Haro. Considered the best wine museum in the world, Vivanco was named ‘Winery of the Year 2012’ at the Gourmet International Food and Quality Drinks Exhibition in Madrid. Take this unique opportunity to wander around the Vitis Vinifera garden, visit the museum and enjoy a tour of the bodega.

Riojans don't believe in drinking without eating, and in keeping with the area’s traditions, savour a three-Michelin-starred lunch at Azurmendi. Located in the beautiful town of Larrabetzu and hidden among hillside vineyards by a mirrored façade, Rioja native Eneko Atxa’s Azurmendi celebrates the earthy and home-grown flavours of the Basque country.

The restaurant was conceived and built around sustainability. The installation of solar panelling, onsite vegetable garden and geothermic system producing electricity, harvesting rainwater and recycling waste - earned Azurmendi the award of Restaurant Magazine's Sustainable Restaurant Award 2015.

Description

Named after the River Oja, Rioja dates back to 1925 and is recognised for the tradition and quality of wine making. In 1991 it became the ‘DO Calificada’; Spain’s highest quality wine region.

Haro, the capital of Rioja wine, is home to some of the oldest names in winemaking in the country. This medieval town is the perfect base to begin your adventure, with close proximity to the Basque country, and important ties to the wine industry in Spain.

A stone’s throw from the town centre, you will enjoy a full day experience visiting three local Riojan bodegas (wineries). From big to small, taste wines in medieval cellars and modern wine bars. Walk through vineyards and uncover the grape growing and winemaking processes, wine tasting and enjoying lunch at one of the bodegas overlooking the vineyards.

On the second day, tour the Dinastia Vivanco Wine Museum in Briones, south of Haro. Considered the best wine museum in the world, Vivanco was named ‘Winery of the Year 2012’ at the Gourmet International Food and Quality Drinks Exhibition in Madrid. Take this unique opportunity to wander around the Vitis Vinifera garden, visit the museum and enjoy a tour of the bodega.

Riojans don't believe in drinking without eating, and in keeping with the area’s traditions, savour a three-Michelin-starred lunch at Azurmendi. Located in the beautiful town of Larrabetzu and hidden among hillside vineyards by a mirrored façade, Rioja native Eneko Atxa’s Azurmendi celebrates the earthy and home-grown flavours of the Basque country.

The restaurant was conceived and built around sustainability. The installation of solar panelling, onsite vegetable garden and geothermic system producing electricity, harvesting rainwater and recycling waste - earned Azurmendi the award of Restaurant Magazine's Sustainable Restaurant Award 2015.

We Also Recommend

  • Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit Rioja; September and October brings the harvest
  • Don’t miss the Batalla del Vino in Haro (29th June); a historical fiesta where locals re-enact a battle with Rioja wine filled water pistols
  • Visit the Balcón de la Rioja, a short drive north east of Haro, for panoramic views of the valley

Additional Information

    This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

    Note that flights are not included, to give you the maximum flexibility with your travel.

    Hotel: The exact hotel will depend on your travel dates. We guarantee a four-star rating for the hotel.

    Wine tour duration is approximately ten hours and run Monday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm.

    This experience is priced for two people. To add more guests, simply add a person or purchase multiple quantities at checkout. Up to twelve more people can be added to the experience.

    Lunch is inclusive of the ‘Classic’ Lunch Menu for two people at three-Michelin-starred Azurmendi. Drinks are not included, these and any extras can simply be purchased on site.

    Service charge is not included.

    All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 12 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Spring and autumn are ideal times to visit Rioja; September and October brings the harvest
  • Don’t miss the Batalla del Vino in Haro (29th June); a historical fiesta where locals re-enact a battle with Rioja wine filled water pistols
  • Visit the Balcón de la Rioja, a short drive north east of Haro, for panoramic views of the valley

Additional Information

    This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months.

    Note that flights are not included, to give you the maximum flexibility with your travel.

    Hotel: The exact hotel will depend on your travel dates. We guarantee a four-star rating for the hotel.

    Wine tour duration is approximately ten hours and run Monday to Sunday, 9am to 7pm.

    This experience is priced for two people. To add more guests, simply add a person or purchase multiple quantities at checkout. Up to twelve more people can be added to the experience.

    Lunch is inclusive of the ‘Classic’ Lunch Menu for two people at three-Michelin-starred Azurmendi. Drinks are not included, these and any extras can simply be purchased on site.

    Service charge is not included.

    All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 12 weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

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    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

La Rioja, Spain

48195, Bizkaia, Spain

Haro La Rioja, Spain

Azurmendi 48195, Bizkaia, Spain

Vino Riojana: Three Night Spanish Wine Getaway and Three Michelin-starred Lunch for Two

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