Private Wine Tour of Rioja from Bilbao

Tour Spain’s celebrated wine region, dotted with ancient vineyards, bodegas and quaint hilltop villages.

Discover Spain’s greatest wine region on this private Rioja tour from Bilbao, focusing on small artisanal wineries. The vineyards we visit, aim to preserve traditional and organic methods, as well as exploring new ways to achieve a high-quality product whilst keeping the environment in mind.

*Private transport in a 4x4 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes Viano. 

*This tour can be adapted to your specific preferences and requirements, for example, if you have a cellar in mind that you like to visit, we will explore adding it to the itinerary for you

Private Tour & Guide

Hotel Pick Up & Drop off in Range Rover Sport

Visit to Three of the Finest Wineries. Taste 8 different wines

Delicious Riojano Lunch 

Visit to Laguardia

1. FAMILY WINERY AND WINE TASTING

First, we will visit a traditional winery, which has been run by the same family for five generations. We will learn all about the excellent quality wines and how they mix the production of traditional wines with barrel-ageing - carbonic maceration.

What to expect:

  • Private Guided Tour of the winery

  • Fascinating introduction to the various wine aromas

  • A tasting of four different wines (Crianzas, Reservas and Gran Reservas) paired with local cheeses and chorizos. 90+ point wines ranked by James Sucking and Tim Atkin

Our knowledge of the area, priority access and driving removes the hassle so you can enjoy every sip of the finest Rioja wines

2. DISCOVER RIOJA WINE IN THE CELLAR

The Rioja wine region has over 500 different cellars, that’s why we’ve selected only the best to visit. At these wineries, we will sample some of the finest wines in the region and learn about the unique methods of making them. We will listen to your wine preferences to choose the best cellars for your pallets.

 

A handful of the cellars have even gone one step further, opening a bar inside, so you can try more wines at your leisure and in the most authentic environment possible. Before lunch, we will stop in two of the most beautiful cellar bars of Rioja to enjoy their highest ranked wines.

What to expect:

  • Taste two high quality wines at two small boutique wineries. Total of four wines.

  • The wines will be highly ranked over 90+ points by James Suclings and Tim Atkin

3. DELICIOUS  RIOJANO LUNCH

The next part of our private Rioja tour is lunch at some of the best restaurants in the region.We provide two wonderful options for lunch both of them will be prepared with seasonal products and of course, paired with quality Rioja wine.

What to expect:
Option 1. Gourmet lunch with tasting menu overlooking the vineyards with some of the finest wines.

Option 2. Simple (but delicious) three course Riojano lunch with wine.

4. VISIT  LAGUARDIA

Your private Rioja tour will finish with a walk through the beautiful walled, medieval city of LaGuardia, with its underground cellars and wineries. Laguardia is one of the most beautiful towns in the Rioja Alavesa region. Think fortified walls and narrow cobbled streets, surrounded by vineyards and mountains. 

What to expect:

  • Visit Laguardia awarded as one of the most beautiful villages of Spain

  • Enjoy a glass of wine in an underground cellar from the XVI century

Prices: pick-up from Bilbao or Rioja Wine Region

Above itinerary included in full - no additional charges. Pick up from San Sebastian adds an additional €100 per person.

Private: 2 people

Private: 3-8 people

Larger Groups

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€275 per person

€300 per person

Private: 2 people

€350 per person

Private: 3-8 people

€325 per person

Larger Groups

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Option 1: 3 course lunch with Rioja wine

Option 2: Gourmet tasting lunch with Rioja wine

What our clients say in our Tripadvisor page

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WHY US?

Reliable

We are small family business, fully insured and licensed in La Rioja.

We only offer the best Riojan quality, from transport and service to  food and wine.

We have over five years' experience conducting tours in La Rioja.

For your comfort and safety our Rioja private tours conducted in a 4x4 Range Rover Sport or Mercedes Viano.

We accept all types of debit/credit cards.

Authentic

We partner with small family businesses in La Rioja, who maintain respect for sustainability and authenticity. 

 

The way we approach wine is with passion as we considerate it  an art. The cellars and wineries we visit on our Rioja private tour have a great history behind them.

We partner with traditional local restaurants in La Rioja, which use only seasonal produce.

We visit small Riojan towns & villages that you won't find in the travel guides.

Knowledgeable

We are a team of four with a background in the wine and gastronomy world and excellent knowledge of La Rioja.

 

Our team are locals who genuinely love and know the La Rioja inside out.

Whilst we have carefully planned our Rioja private tour, we aim to cater to our clients' needs, and  will adjust the itinerary as required.

With us you will not feel like you are on a Rioja tour, but rather having an experience with local friends.

"Exceed all our expectations. Irene was the perfect host with great knowledge of wine and the Rioja region "

"A great choice if you are looking to have exclusive access to cellars and a completely personalised experience"

"One of the greatest private wine tours that we have ever made. Very high-end quality selection of wines, stunning lunch and  luxurious transport"

"Our tour through Rioja was an unforgettable experience. The families we went to where totally unique and family owned"

CONTACT US

Contact us with your requirements and to reserve your dates!
You can reach us on WhatsApp, send us an email or fill-out the form below and we will be in touch, usually straight away, but in case we are all on experiences, at least within 24 hours.

+34 627 02 27 80