Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero, Castile and Leon: Address, Phone Number, Ribera del Duero Reviews: 5/5

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Ribera del Duero wine tour with Rutas de Vino/Vintage Spain
Jun 2016
I submitted a separate review of Rioja wine country tour by the same tour company. Tour was fantastic. I made arrangements by e mail with Cristina and Maite who were very receptive and gave great advice. I had asked to tour certain wineries. Some wineries do not do tours, so the end itinerary was a mutual decision. We were picked up at our hotel in Valladolid by Jorge, our guide, about 900 and returned abut 1830. FABULOUS day. Jorge was friendly, knowledgeable, great company. We started at Aalto which is undergoing renovation. Had a great tour and finished in the cellar tasting several wines. Hostess was great. Then we went to Legaris followed by Emilio Moro. I had wanted to see Emilio Moro, Cristina and Maite suggested Legaris to replace a winery I was interested in. Good choice and Emilio Moro was a good choice by me. We stopped for lunch at Pesquera Hotel. Remember Spainiards have a big lunch about 1400. It was outstanding with outstanding service by the staff. The lunch including a taste of several different wines, Pesquera of course, paired with the course. Jorje then took us to visit the castle at Penafiel which we had requested and it was excellent. Following that, we stopped at the Arzuaga Hotel, where we tasted about 6 different Arzuaga wines before heading back to Valladolid. All in all great planning, hands on friendly service, and fabulous experience. We are willing to do another tour with the company visiting different wineries.

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HappyCamper1214
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Ribera del Duero wine tour with Rutas de Vino/Vintage Spain
Jun 2016 • Couples
I submitted a separate review of Rioja wine country tour by the same tour company. Tour was fantastic. I made arrangements by e mail with Cristina and Maite who were very receptive and gave great advice. I had asked to tour certain wineries. Some wineries do not do tours, so the end itinerary was a mutual decision. We were picked up at our hotel in Valladolid by Jorge, our guide, about 900 and returned abut 1830. FABULOUS day. Jorge was friendly, knowledgeable, great company. We started at Aalto which is undergoing renovation. Had a great tour and finished in the cellar tasting several wines. Hostess was great. Then we went to Legaris followed by Emilio Moro. I had wanted to see Emilio Moro, Cristina and Maite suggested Legaris to replace a winery I was interested in. Good choice and Emilio Moro was a good choice by me. We stopped for lunch at Pesquera Hotel. Remember Spainiards have a big lunch about 1400. It was outstanding with outstanding service by the staff. The lunch including a taste of several different wines, Pesquera of course, paired with the course. Jorje then took us to visit the castle at Penafiel which we had requested and it was excellent. Following that, we stopped at the Arzuaga Hotel, where we tasted about 6 different Arzuaga wines before heading back to Valladolid. All in all great planning, hands on friendly service, and fabulous experience. We are willing to do another tour with the company visiting different wineries.
Written July 12, 2016
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jackpine41
St Paul, Minnesota42 contributions
Wine Tunnels
Apr 2013 • Friends
While vacationing in Spain, my son and I went To this region to tour vinyards and sample local wines. A special area we visited was in a little town called Aranda where we toured wine storage areas in tunnels which had been dug under the town. There were numerous tunnels of different lengths for a total of 15 miles. We went into 3 different tunnels and saw the various items used to manage the storage of wine barrels. It was truly a unique installation for this purpose.
Written January 25, 2014
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paddingtonian
London18 contributions
A great discovery for wine lovers (and fans of exquisite food)
Oct 2011 • Friends
We flew straight from Valladolid from London Stansted, spent a day admiring the great historic centre of the city and enjoying tapas around the 'zona del coca'. Then we set off on the road towards Soria stopping at a series of great Castillian villages like Valbuena, Peñafiel (a visit to its castle with a dedicated wine museum is a must), Aranda or San Bernardo. The sucling lamb is the best you have ever tasted, queso de oveja, morcilla and torreznos are to die for, but nothing quite compares to the quality of the wines that we got to taste along the way and the really cool historic accomodation where we got to spend the night. A nice session at the Arzuaga Spa was perfect for unwinding. Another tip, once you are in the area you can also drive to Rueda and taste the amazing Verdejo. Memorable!
Written February 29, 2012
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dombotron
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Spain's best kept secret A wonderful route for those who are serious about wine.
This is an amazing area to explore along the Duero river. Driving east from the historic city of Valladolid, a series of sleepy Castillian villages, castles and monasteries dating back to The Middle Ages (some of which have been tastefully converted into hotels) and some of the world's most prestigious wineries along the way. Incredible food (suckling lamb known as lechazo and the best bread you ever tasted). A real treasure in the heart of Spain that not that many tourists (apart from real wine experts and Spaniards themselves) have discovered yet. Abadia Retuerta, Santa María de Valbuena, San Bernardo and Castillo de Curiel are some of the highlights. Incredible!
Written February 26, 2012
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