Trip or Vacation

Boston Wine School In Rioja

Mon, April 15, 2024 (Departure Date)

Cost: $5666 pp double + $667 single supplement

We’ve found the place, the people, and the wines to create the Boston Wine School experience in Rioja, and you’re invited!


Even if you think you know nothing about Spanish wine, everyone knows (or knows of) Rioja, the most important, admired, collected, sought-after wine in all of Spain. Boston Wine School will be spending a week there in April learning and understanding what makes this wine region so relentlessly delicious.


You’ll visit many vineyards and wineries, and you’ll experience the foods, cheeses, and meats Rioja is famous for. Most importantly, you’ll get to know yourselves, each other, and the winemakers and food artists who will be welcoming us into their homes and businesses to participate in their delicious craft and art.


We’ll be staying in one place the entire time – beautiful Villa Liquidámbar in Torrecilla en Cameros – and should have Rioja almost all to ourselves since our itinerary is timed for after the big Easter holidays and before the tourist season really kicks off. The weather this time of year in Rioja is ideal as well, typically dry and warm in the 60s with lows at night sometimes in the 40s.


You’ll have wine tasting classes every day along with a complement of food, history, and winemaking experiences you’ll never forget. If you’re ready to eat, drink, and breathe Spain, Boston Wine School is ready to take you there.


ITINERARY

(All itineraries, schedules, events, menus & times are subject to change.)


DAY ONE | TRAVEL & ARRIVE | Pick-up @ Logroño | Check-in @ 12:00 or after | H₂O + CO₂ + tapitas on arrival | Welcome dinner @ 18:00 | “Get-to-know-you” buffet of tapas and local delicacies with a comparative tasting of local wines


DAY TWO | TRIPPING ON TEMPRANILLO | Tasting class @ 10:00 with Jonathon Alsop | Overview / Orientation: Intro to the Wines of Spain & Rioja | Lunch @ The Villa @ 12:00 | Village life walking tour @ 14:00 of Torrecilla en Cameros | In the kitchen @ 18:00 for Rioja’s signature dish with Chef | Dinner @ 20:00


DAY THREE | INTO THE VINES | Wine tasting @ 10:00 in the vineyard + lunch @ 12:00 | Cheese farm + wine tasting @ 15:00 | Dinner @ 20:00


DAY FOUR | ALL TRUFFLED UP | Truffle hunting @ 10:00 + wine lunch in the forest @ 12:00 | Artisan brewery tour + tasting @ 14:00 | In the kitchen @ 18:00 for truffle prep tips with Chef | Dinner @ 20:00


DAY FIVE | MEAT YOUR MAKER | Reserva and Gran Reserva tasting class @ 10:00 + lunch in the vineyard @ 12:00 | Chorizo making & wine tasting @ 15:00 + the butcher shop @18:00 | Dinner @ 20:00


DAY SIX | GRAPE EXPECTATIONS | Rioja Round Up tasting class @ 10:00 with Jonathon Alsop | Lunch @ The Villa @ 12:00 | Garnacha, Viura, and other grapes you’ve never heard of in the vineyard @ 14:00 | In the kitchen @18:00 to discover the power of paella with Chef | Farewell & awards dinner @ 20:00


DAY SEVEN | DEPART & TRAVEL | Check out @ 11:00 | Drop off @ Logroño

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  • #larioja

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