The richness of the terroir and the good climate in Spain have caused that, over the years, a great diversity of wines has been produced in our country. Thanks to the careful cultivation of the vineyards, along with the careful and increasingly sophisticated processing techniques, many Spanish wineries have achieved recognized international prestige.
An example of this are these great wineries that have achieved an excellent position in the ‘The World’s 50 Best Vineyards” awards, in which the best vineyards on the planet are recognized. A unique opportunity to enjoy an exclusive wine tourism experience in Spain advised by the great wine experts of the country!
- López de Heredia. Tondonia vineyard:
In the mythical city of Haro, capital of the well-known as La Rioja Alta, is this magnificent winery that has been considered by international experts as the third best winery in the world and the best vineyard in Europe.
The Lopez de Heredia winery was founded over 140 years ago and is, neither more nor less, than one of the first three wineries created in La Rioja. The strategic situation of its vineyards, the exceptional quality of its plantations, as well as the grape varieties used in the elaboration of its wines, have given rise to a magnificent and exclusive winery.
And this is reaffirmed by the more than 500 experts of the contest, who have highlighted its 19th century charm, as well as the “time capsule” effect for its exquisite preservation of the wine tradition. In addition, they add that “the patience with which the work of elaboration of these wines is carried out is surprising”. And it is that Viña Tondonia Riojas is recognized for the maturation time they have before the launch of a vintage. The current red wine Tondonia Reserva, for example, is from the 2006 vintage. A real pleasure for the palate!
- Marqués de Riscal Winery:
The oldest winery in La Rioja, founded in 1858, has been considered by the Academy as the ninth best winery in the world.
It highlights as strong points its City of Wine, a project that has marked a before and after in the way of understanding the world of wine.
The City of Wine, located in Elciego (Álava), is one of the most exclusive and visited wine tourism places in the world. In it is the Marqués de Riscal hotel, designed by the well-known architect Frank Gehry and managed by the prestigious Luxury Collection Hotel chain.
In addition, the vineyards have two restaurants managed by the Riojan chef Francis Paniego, who has been awarded a Michelin star. In them you can taste an exquisite haute cuisine together with the excellent wines of the Riscal winery.
A winery out of the ordinary that offers its customers a unique luxury experience. And it is that in its City of Wine you can also enjoy an exclusive session of ‘Caudalie wine therapy’ in its spa. In it they offer different and exclusive beauty and anti-stress treatments based on the natural properties (polyphenols) of both the grape and the wine. A unique luxury experience, perfect to start 2020 on a high!
The World’s Best Vineyards Academy has recognized this Riojan winery as the number 24 in its list of “The 50 World’s Best Vineyards in 2019”.
This winery has the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture, which has been awarded the World Tourism Organization Award for Innovation. It contains an archive of 5,000 volumes of books, works of art of incalculable value, interactive exhibits or a library of ‘Garden of Bacchus’ vine crops, among other exclusive collections.
For those who want a luxury experience in the winery, Vivanco offers the opportunity to enjoy the stellar Riojan cuisine at the Vivanco restaurant, whose chefs come from El Bulli and Arzak, with Michelin stars.
In this way, you will enjoy a visit to the winery and the museum, along with a luxury meal with the excellent wines of the winery and some innovative Riojan dishes. All this with the incomparable views offered by the vineyards of this Rioja winery and the surrounding mountains.
- Familia Torres. Pacs del Penedès:
A giant among the names of the wine that has been awarded in position 28 of the 50 best vineyards in the world in 2019 awarded by The World’s Best Vineyards Academy.
Familia Torres is one of those few wineries that combines centuries of history with commercial success at a formidable level. After opening a gap in the difficult markets of the United States and Chile, the winery has wanted to surprise wine lovers again with a new minimalist winery designed by Javier Barba, “La Bodega Waltraud”, located in Pacs de Penedès (Catalonia).
If what you want is to enjoy an exclusive experience through the winery, the ideal is your vertical challenge. In it, a qualified wine educator will guide you throughout the tour of the winery. The experience begins with a visit and tasting in the prestigious “Mas La Plana” vineyard and continues with a wine tasting in the barrels located in the Waltraud winery. Finally, privileged attendees can take a vertical tasting of two of Torres’ most emblematic wines. Without a doubt, a perfect plan for a winter weekend.
If you want to enjoy a unique experience for the best Spanish wineries, we offer you our experiential luxury package with the sommelier José Joaquín Cortés. With him you can explore these exclusive wineries and know all their details and curiosities, as well as delighting in a pairing of excellent wines and traditional dishes prepared by the chefs of the most luxurious restaurants in the country.
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