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Picnic in the Vineyards and Boutique Winery Tour

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Tour Description

This tour of La Rioja is meant to showcase both the quality of the La Rioja wines and the stunning landscape found in the Ebro Valley. Includes 2 winery visits and delicious picnic lunch within the vineyards of a boutique winery. A fantastic overview of the famed region and sure to leave a lasting impression for any food and wine lover!


Centuries Old Winery

We will first visit a family owned boutique winery in a centuries old village near the wine capital of Haro. In this elegant family owned winery, we will taste 3 of their top wines, paired with Iberian ham, nuts and dark chocolate. We will visit the cellars where they age their singular wines and then go for a tasting of 3 distinct wines. Starting with their barrel aged white wine, and going through 2 of their elegant and special single plot red wines. Each of these wines, reflect the influence of the specific location, sun exposure, inclination of the plot and many other characteristics, that make them unique wines

Boutique Winery and Picnic

We will then make our way to a special boutique winery for a tour of their facilities and 3 unique tastings of their premium wines. Both red and white wines will be on offer here. The experience will culminate in a picnic style lunch outside the winery in their vineyards. Lunch will include Spanish omelette, red peppers, cheese, fresh bread, water and wine in a beautiful and tranquil setting!

Medieval Village of LaGuardia

After our La Rioja winery tour we will stop for a private guided tour of LaGuardia, where we will point out some historically significant points of int Situated on a hill and surrounded by a 13th century wall, it is a natural balcony towards the wine region

Architecture of La Rioja

We will then take you for external views & photo opportunities of the unique architecture wineries such as Ysios and/or Marques de Riscal. Famed architects such as Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava have designed striking modern buildings in La Rioja.

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Picnic in the Vineyards and Boutique Winery Tour Price

  • Private tour
  • Includes 2 winery tours with 3 tastings at each, and full picnic lunch at boutique winery
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and all transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not Included
  • Other food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
  • 545€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 645€ (total) for groups of 3
  • 745€ (total) for groups of 4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
  • Start time: 8:30am
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/port of Bilbao
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

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john f
john f
29 October 2023
Amazing gourmet pintxos tour in Bilbao Our guide Olaia was amazing. So much local knowledge and enthusiasm. Everyone in the group loved the experience. Perfectly arranged in both the locations and food and drink progression.
Mitch Z
Mitch Z
29 October 2023
New experience very fun experience the wine was incredible and the food was completely new to us. Olaia the guide was very friendly and made us feel welcome
Theresa M
Theresa M
27 October 2023
Great night We had the best night with Olaia! Delicious food that we would have not otherwise tried and lots of laughs. Thank you!
25 October 2023
Don’t miss this Don’t miss this experience. Olaia is an absolute delight. She will educate you, feed you, buy drinks for you and charm you. I think this is my favorite experience of the dozens I have enjoyed over the years.
Geraldine T
Geraldine T
24 October 2023
A wonderful experience Our guide Olaia was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the wine and food. We went to 5 fabulous bars, each one a gem. Thank you Olaia!
24 October 2023
Bilbao pintxos and local drinks tour Olaia was a great host,friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine and Basque culture, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Originally we thought it was expensive per person but as it turned out it was good value for money and would highly recommend it.
Heather C
Heather C
23 October 2023
Absolutely a 10/10 Jani was an amazingly friendly and passionate guide. I loved that she and her family are Basque. She was able to authentically share with us her experience growing up in Bilbao and efforts to preserve the culture and language today. We also learned a lot about La Rioja and visited three wonderful, intimate wineries as well as LaGuardia. And absolute 10 out of 10. She even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thank you, Jani!!!
Rigmor Helen A
Rigmor Helen A
22 October 2023
Morsom og veldig hyggelig kveld 😊 Morsom opplevelse sammen med hyggelige mennesker, og en fantastisk guide. Olaia anbefales på det varmeste. Maten og drikken hadde noen uvante smaker, men likevel en flott opplevelse.
20 October 2023
Great experience - A must do in Bilbao This tour is a "must do" and a wonderful intro to Bilbao. We had the pleasure of having Olaia as our guide. An energetic, charming, and knowledgeable Bilbaína. Along with enjoying delicious pintxos, cider and wine, we also learned about basque culture & history. Highly recommended.
20 October 2023
Joyous introduction to Basque food and drink led by exceptional host Olaia. Fabulous well constructed tour led by wonderful, vibrant host Olaia. Convivial company and great selection of bars with award wining wines and food. The tour is centred on the old town, so it’s compact and accessible. Great introduction to basque culture and food. Good value for money.
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