The Top 10 Wine Tours in Spain
Spain actually has the largest area of vineyards in the world and is the third largest wine producer - making it quite difficult to know which wineries to visit! There are plenty of tours and trips to choose from in all of the regions. However, the top ten below have been selected for the fabulous high-quality wine and also the amazing architecture:-
Bodegas Torres – Vilafranca del Penedès Catalunya
Torres offers one of the top 10 wine tours in Spain. Torres is a family run business that has been producing since 1870. They are well known for their Mas La Plana wine which uses the best Cabernet Sauvignon vines. A full tour will give you an insight into the full winemaking process and the powerful history of the family.
Marqués de Riscal – El Ciego, Rioja Alavesa
This vineyard is a ‘must visit’if you are travelling near to Rioja Alavesa. The winery dates back to 1858, and produces fresh, elegant wines. On a tour you will visit the aptly-named wine cellar, ‘City of Wine’, and enjoy a meal in their Michelin-starred restaurant.
Dinastia Vivanco – Briones, La Rioja
This winery was built underground to keep as much vineyard surface as possible. Inside the you will see over 200 different varieties of grapes, there are all sorts of ready-made Rioja wine tours and self-drive tours to choose from. Or you can even have one tailor-made.
Bodegas Protos – Peñafiel, Castilla y León
Another top 10 wine tour in Spain is in the heart of Ribera del Duero and located at the foot of the mountain near the castle of Peñafiel, you will find this beautiful winery. You can walk around caves under the mountain where the wine sits aging inside barrels, just waiting to be sampled.
Marqués de Murrieta – Logroño, La Rioja
The history of this vineyard is just so fascinating and the restoration work that has recently been completed is amazing. You will enjoy a detailed tour of the facilities and see all the historic wines in their cellars. Afterwards you will enjoy a relaxing, slow-paced wine tasting session in their ultra modern facilities.
Bodegas López de Heredia ‘Viña Tondonia’ – Haro, La Rioja
López de Heredia is another top 10 wine tour in Spain is one of the earliest cellars created in Rioja and is probably the winery with the most experience in producing the old white wines. It is also the only winery left, that have their own cooperage and use handcrafted barrels built on their property.
Bodegas Freixenet – Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Catalunya
Freixenet dates back to 1861 and is famous for their sparkling wines. The building is specially designed for ecotourism. When you visit on a tour you will watch a video explaining their history before meeting a guide who will go through the elaborate process of Cava production. They also provide a train for you to tour the winery.
Bodegas Codorniu – Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, Catalunya
Codorniu is world renowned for their sparkling wine cellars. Located just a short drive from Barcelona, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia is a charming old town with excellent bodegas and fantastic restaurants. There are various cava wine tours that stop at Codorníu, Colomer and Freixenet. With each producing a distinct product.
Ramón Bilbao – Haro, La Rioja
This winery was founded in 1924 by Ramón Bilbao, and chosen to be one of the best wineries of Spain at the famous International Wine & Spirit Competition. Your experienced guide will take you all around the property and you will get a fabulous insight in the process of winemaking in Rioja.
Campo Viejo – Logroño, La Rioja
Campo Viejo is a large winemaking and aging winery, with technical installations and a huge amazing wine cellar. It is a hugely popular wine tourism destination that hosts various wine tasting events.