Although I’ve been posting regularly during our Rioja tour, I thought it would make things easier if I summarized highlights from each day.
I thought our visit to Marques de Murrieta, although expensive, was worthwhile because besides making outstanding wines, it was interesting to see the renovated winery after 8 years of closure.
It was also our first visit to Vivanco, which I highly recommend if and when you should visit Rioja because of its first-rate museum, winery and restaurant.
A visit to Haro would not be complete without a stop at certain wineries. The top 4 wineries not to miss are Lopez de Heredia, Muga, Señorio de San Vicente and Remelluri from a quality wine perspective, and Ysios, Baigorri and Riscal from an architectural perspective.
Where to stay? If you like quiet, then head to Haro and Los Augustinos Hotel in a converted monastery. But personally I opt for Logroño, because of the night life activity on Calle Laurel.
And that’s Rioja in a nutshell. Though you can read about our top 5 wine finds in Rioja here.
Here are all of the articles from our Rioja wine tour in order:
- Rioja Wine Tour – Day 1: Live from Spain! It’s Saturday Night!
- Rioja Wine Tour – Day 2: Vivanco – 3 Visits in One
- Rioja Wine Tour – Day 3: Haro Here We Come
- Rioja Wine Tour – Day 3 – Part 2: Tapas Crawling in Logoño
- Rioja Wine Tour – Day 4: 3 Visits + Great Lunch
- Rioja Wine Tour – Day 5: What a Grand Finale!
- Rioja Wine Tour – Our Top 5 Wine Finds in Rioja
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