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The Ministry of Tourism, Trade & Consumer Affairs of the Basque Government leads the consolidation of the Basque Country as a tourist destination and defines the strategy for the region for the next years. According to this strategy, Gastronomy and wine tourism are established as one of the main products to be boosted. Although high class basque gastronomy and Rioja Alavesa wines are more and more well-known all around the world, it is important to mention some other aspects that make the offer complete, such as txakoli wines, cider houses, pintxos, cheese makers and some gastronomy experiences ideal for food and wine lovers.
Diputación Foral de Álava
The Diputación Foral de Álava has among its powers the promotion of tourist attractions in the province, the improvement of infrastructures and services aimed at visitors, and the training and qualification of workers of companies in the sector. It also promotes the launch of new tourism products through various programs. Wine is our business card all over the world. Wine tourism and enogastronomy are therefore fundamental axes of the tourism strategy of the institution with the Rioja Alavesa region as its maximum exponent. Rioja Alavesa, one of the three subzones in which the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin (DOC Rioja) is divided, has nearly 300 centuries-old and avant-garde wineries that have been producing wines of recognized international prestige for centuries. Its offer is completed with a well-preserved landscape and medieval villages. Ayala, and its wineries of txakoli, a high quality white wine, are the second focus of wine tourism in Álava
Vitoria-Gasteiz is a city made on a human scale: intermediate and compact, is in an environment of great biological and landscape richness, with a great residential, commercial, wine and gastronomy and cultural offer and a high quality of life. It has also managed to combine its 10 centuries of history -as evidenced by an important heritage-, with avant-garde architectural manifestations. In this sustainable tourist destination, which occupies the first European position in terms of green areas, a system of paths connect with the rural area, with priority given to cycling and pedestrian mobility. There is a natural belt, with the parks of the Green Belt at the head, and another agrarian one, responsible for the local product culture, and the fact that here eating is much more than feeding. Something reinforced also by the proximity to a wine area of great importance such as Rioja Alavesa.
Wine Route Rioja Alavesa is an association created with the main target of managing and promoting the tourism in the region. It represents over 140 partners that offer their services in fields such as: wineries, facilities for tourism activities, accommodations, restaurants, transport services, DMC, leisure and guided tours. Rioja Alavesa offers you the chance to delve into the culture of wine in one of the most attractive landscapes of the international wine-tourism areas. It also counts with the sustainable tourism certification with the widest international recognition: Biosphere destination. Enjoy unique experiences in vineyards and visit its famous wineries on a journey from tradition to modernity; taste its excellent, prestigious wines and its fine cuisine. Discover medieval villages, wine festivals and events as well as cultural visits, vinotherapy and nature activities. .
Join us along the “Wine and Dine Route of Friuli Venezia Giulia”! A profound food and wine-based holiday experience that takes your senses on a journey which ideally connects the coast with the mountainous area, whilst passing along the vineyards and regional inland hills. Six experiences are offered to help you discover the region and meet the producers and their productions. Here in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the doors of the wineries, agrifood companies and restaurants are open to all those who would like to learn more about the true soul of the Region.
Wine & Senses is an innovative experience to enjoy wine culture and heritage across Europe. A COSME European Project whose aim is to create a unique transnational touristic route that will mix sensorial experiences, wine tasting and sustainable tourism in five countries which represent over half the production of wine in the EU and have been elected also for their important cultural heritage background: Duero/Douro region (Spain and Portugal), South Moravia (Czech Republic), Tokaj – Mad (Hungary) and Cinque Terre (Italy). Wine & Senses will make a link between cultural heritage, territory identity and wine tourism in a common, transnational model, as any territory will be able to adapt it to its own characteristics. This innovative model will convert the visit in unforgettable sensorial experiences. The Wine & Senses consortium is conformed by CULTUR VIAJES, Národní Památkový Ústav, AEICE, Parco Nationalle delle Cinque Terre, MÁD CIRCLE and RECEVIN.
The Txakoli Route is located in the Valle de Ayala (the Ayala Valley), 20 km from Bilbao and 35 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the north east of Álava, in the Basque Country. A place of stunning beauty which combines natural environment, cultural heritage and gastronomy. If we add to this the family wineries where our Txakoli is produced, we find a place just waiting to be discovered.
Wine Routes in the Region of Murcia. The Bullas, Jumilla and Yecla designated origin wine-producing areas are waiting with open arms to welcome you and to introduce you to their wines, which are increasingly gaining in prestige around the world; to their bodegas, where tradition is combined with new wine-making technology; and to their restaurants and accommodation, set in exceptional surroundings that are sure to delight. An experience for the senses. The kingdon of Monastrell!
Terra Dominicata Hotel & Winery is a unique and Landmark property in the middle of the Natural park of Montsant, in the heart of the Priorat, one of the most appreciated wine region of the world. The Vives Family offers a haven of peace with 26 rooms, a fine dining restaurant and a beautiful outside area with pool. We also offers a wide range of activities and experiences.
GoArmenia is one of the daughter companies of Visa Concord Group founded in 1997. It is the official representative of world famous brands such as Lufthansa City Center, Lot Polish Airlines, Czech Airlines. Our company is an accredited IATA and American Express Travel Partner member. Go Armenia provides tours and packages of wide range and variety all over Armenia and neighboring countries. The last few years we started to focus more on wine tours and the development of wine tourism in Armenia. An incredible wine renaissance has begun in Armenia. New and commendable wines regularly appear on the foothills of Mount Ararat where, through recent archaeological digs, the world’s oldest winery was discovered. Some of these wines have already been added to elite wine guides. Besides the classic wine tour programs, we also offer programs off the beaten track to bring you the very best small vineyards in Armenia’s historical wine regions of Vayots Dzor, Tavush and the Ararat Valley.
Our challenge is the pursuit of perfect wines. Craftsmanship starts with the best vines, where we practice rational viticulture respecting the environment throughout the growing cycle. Wine tourism is a voyage through the emotions. We offer a unique experience that will immerse you in the secrets behind our wines. Come and experience wine tourism in any of our three wineries ( Bodegas Luis Cañas , Bodegas Amaren ( D.O.Ca Rioja) and Dominio de Cair ( Ribera del Duero). From your arrival at the winery itself, surrounded by vineyards, you will gradually discover every corner of our house. We invite you to feel the heartbeat of the wine among barrels, to imbibe its colors, aromas and flavors, and to share in our passion for the land, its history and its people. A whole legacy of emotions to enjoy wine with all 5 senses.
Bodegas Luis Alegre was founded in 1968 and, since its origin, our philosophy has been working to get the highest quality. We work with a firm objective: to elaborate wines with personality. To do it, we combine evolution and tradition, optimizing and even reinventing what already exists, always respecting the tradition and the wine heritage. This fusion made us being pioneers at the use of the selection table. All of our grapes are hand selected.
Assignan is a small village located in the South of France. 24 refined guestrooms and suites in several different houses, and a hotel concierge located in the former grocery… Castigno offers a cuisine in their 3 restaurants where organic and creative cooking combine with a passion for the finest local produce, making every meal a memorable one. To celebrate the 10 years of Château Castigno wines a new winery is built in the form of a bottle of 80 meters long and got voted the most beautiful winery of France. The building is entirely covered with bark from cork oak, giving it a raw natural aspect perfectly in keeping with the natural environment. Viewed from above the bottle shape is clearly visible.
Wine & Gourmet Tours at Lake Balaton and all around Hungary with internationally awarded premium wines, premium spirit distilleries, enriched by innovative ECO concept. Gourmet focus on local organic culinary delights, artisan organic food, cooking course on request. Beyond winery visits, wine and spirit tastings we provide tailor-made combined programs such as Ecotouristic Active, hiking, biking, paragliding, caving, sailing, bird watching, fitness, wellness, and yoga.
Set out on a wine tourism journey through a great story. Grupo Faustino, a fourth generation family business, has become the undisputed leader in the production and export of high quality wines. The fourth generation modern management led to a consolidation of the Group based on vineyards, quality and innovation. Since it opened up for business in 1861, Grupo Faustino has grown to include seven wineries,located in five key Spanish designations of origin. It is also noted for its export focus, Its wines are sold in more than 102 countries and it is the largest exporter of Gran Reserva wines in Rioja.
Granbazán Winery, founded in 1981, is located in the Salnés Valley, in the heart of Rías Baixas. Granbazán is one of the first and most beautiful châteaux of Galicia, surrounded by a sea of vineyards. The Tremoedo plantation is a reference in the Rías Baixas Appelation of Origin, just three kilometres away from Cambados, wine capital of albariño and a dream destination to enjoy the surroundings, learn about the viticulture of the area and taste the full range of Granbazán wines.
Bodegas BAIGORRI is located in the town of Samaniego, 26km from Logroño, at the foot of the Sierra Cantabria. A glass box, perfectly integrated into its surroundings, emerges from a privileged location in Rioja Alavesa. It was designed and built by the architect Iñaki Aspiazu, who tailored the building to the unique way our wines are made, creating an architectural landmark in the area which blends with its surroundings. The building is fully adapted to the existing topography and to the work carried out underneath its surface. It is a wide-open space, where cleanliness and order impress the visitor. A space that shows in full view and in an instructive manner the winemaking process at harvest time.