The D.O.C. Rioja

Special Wine Activities

09-04

A Bird’s-eye view of Rioja and Bodegas Amezola by hot-air balloon, followed by wine tasting and lunch at the estate (5hrs)

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Have you ever dreamed of tasting wine in a hot air balloon, overlooking on Rioja’s award-winning vineyards? Then click here to book your VIP winery tour and balloon flight tasting! o Includes a tour of the vineyard in a hot-air balloon and the chance to enjoy a glass of wine while 150 feet up in the air! o A VIP tour of the winery and an in-depth red and white wine tasting o A private food and wine pairing /catered lunch at the estate -available upon request -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra -total time = 5 hours -minimum number of people = 2 -max number of people = 6

An art appreciation and VIP winery tour of Rioja Alta (8hrs)

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Do you love fine art and superb wine? Then click here to book your VIP winery and art appreciation tour in Rioja Alta! o This full-day activity includes a guided tour of the art gallery at Bodegas Roda, where the exhibition changes from month-to-month and focuses on the photography and paintings of old and modern-day Spain, followed by a wine tasting and tour of the estate o A tour of the artwork housed at Bodegas Murura, owned by the Masaveu family who have the second largest and most important art collection in all of Spain, followed by a VIP wine tasting and tour of the estate o Private unch at one of Rioja’s most traditional restaurants or a picnic in the vineyards – the choice is yours. -available upon request -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra -total time = est. 8 hours -minimum number of people = 2 -max number of people = 7, unless by special request

Be a `Winemaker for a day!´ at the award-winning winery Bodegas Amezola (8hrs)

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Have you ever wanted to be a winemaker for a day? Then click here to book your VIP winery tour and wine making experience! o This full day activity includes a VIP tour of the winery and an in-depth red and white wine tasting o Private lunch at the estate o And either: o A hands-on learning experience on how to make a wine from beginning to end, which includes lessons in grape picking, grape sorting, fermentation, barrel aging and bottling (from September to end of October only). o Or a hand-on learning experience on how to prune vines, blend barrel samples and bottle the wine (from January to March only). And a free bottle of wine per person to bring home with you -depends upon availability -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra

A VIP winery tour and vertical tasting with the owners of Lopez de Heredia. (5hrs)

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Have you ever wanted to tour one of Rioja’s oldest wineries with the owners themselves? Then click here to book your VIP tour and tasting at Lopez de Heredia! This tour includes: -A VIP tour with the owners of Lopez de Heredia (a.k.a. Tondonia): – A vertical tasting of some of the best wines produced by the winery from several different vintages – Lunch with members of the Lopez de Heredia team at the estate – A souvenir bottle of wine -available upon request -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra -total time = est. 5 hours -minimum number of people = 2 -max number of people = 7, unless by special request CLOSE

A ‘scentual’ massage and wine tasting and private lunch package at Bodegas Amezola (6hrs)

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o Includes one-hour massage using aromatic herb-infused oils made from herbs that grow in the vineyards of Bodegas Amezola o An in-depth red and white wine tasting with the winery’s winemaker where she will teach you how to smell and drink wine like a true wine professional o A food and wine pairing /catered lunch at the estate -available upon request -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra -total time = 6 hours -minimum number of people = 2 -max number of people = 4

Enter a blind tasting and tapas-making competition and win a free case of wine! (4hrs)

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o Includes participating in a ‘blind’ wine tasting where the participants earn points for the being the best wine taster o A tapas-making instructional class followed by a tapas-making competition where participants earn points for preparing the best ‘pinchos’ o An award ceremony where the best wine tasters and tapas makers receive a free mixed case of Rioja wine! -available upon request -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra -total time = est. 4 hours -minimum number of people = 6 -max number of people = ?

Viva la Fiesta de Patxaran! Make your own liquor from one of Rioja’s delicious indigenous berries and take the bottle home with you! (4hrs)

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o Includes picking your own berries, designing your own label and bottling your own bottle of Patxaran, which you can then watch macerate in the bottle until the delicious aperitif is ready to drink!! o And lunch at one of Rioja’s most traditional restaurants in the near-by picturesque town of Laguardia or a picnic in the vineyards, the choice is yours! -available upon request and only during the month of November -total time = est. 4 hours -price quoted per person for the activities specified above only -the cost of private transportation and/or a personal guide & translator, if desired, is extra -minimum number of people = 6 -max number of people = ?

Tourism Activities

Archery (2hrs)

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This 2 hour activity will train your concentration and your strength. A guide will be there to show you the proper techniques but the most important part is to have fun! 2 hrs= 18€ min 2, max 8 people, upon request Info: Only available for people from the ages of 12 to 60 years-old. All material is included.

Golf (5hrs)

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We will take you to what is considered to be one of the best golf courses in all of northern Spain, located within the beautiful natural park called ‘La Grajera.’ Enjoy playing golf while being surrounded by magnificent views of la Rioja. Time = 4 1/2 hours 35€ / person from Monday to Friday 55€ sat and bank holidays Minim 2 people, max 20 Info: Golf carts are available for rent a price of 30€ each. Handicapped is a must.

Hiking (5hrs)

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Discover the stunning landscape of the mountains within Rioja on foot, the way it used to be and should be done. ½ day = 20€ Minimum 4 people per tour. Info: This activity is weather permitting and guests should bring comfortable shoes.

Horseback riding (1hrs)

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Come and discover the hillsides of Rioja on horseback, they way the old ‘Riojanos’ used to do! 1hr= 20€ min 2 people, max 6 Info: This activity is weather permitting and children under the age of 3 are not allowed.

Hot-air balloon ride (2hrs)

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Come and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Rioja from the air! This activity starts at dawn where you will be able to help prepare the balloon before taking flight. Upon completion of your one-hour tour, the balloon’s “rescue team” will come to pick you up and we will celebrate with cava and a special brunch! 1h15= 170€ Info: This tour starts at dawn and the maximum amount of people allowed per flight is 9: three in one balloon and six in the other. This activity is offered depending upon availability and is weather permitting.

Kayak the river Ebro (2hrs)

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Located about 5 kms from the city of Haro in the quaint town of San Vincente de la Sonsierra, we will take you on a relaxing kayak ride down the river Ebro – another perfect way to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Rioja at your own pace. 2hrs = 42€ minimal 2 pers max 12 Info: This activity is available from April to December, weather permitting, and depending upon the amount of water in the river. Participants must be at least 15 years old and know how to swim.

Light aircraft ride (1hrs)

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Have you ever dreamt of flying your own plane and/or discovering the beautiful La Rioja from the sky? Well then, a trip in a light aircraft is definitely for you! 30min = 70€ Info: 1 person is limited per plane as an instructor must accompany each flight. There is an on-site bar and restaurant for those who prefer to stay on the ground while their friends and/or loved ones take to the air.

Mountain bike riding (5hrs)

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Are you in good physical condition and want to discover the beautiful landscape of Rioja via trails instead of highways? Then mountain biking is the best way! ½ day= 28€ per person min 2 max 13 ppl Info: This activity is offered depending upon availability and is weather permitting. No children under the age of 12 are allowed. CLOSE

Paintball (1hrs)

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Two teams, one epic battle! Whether you are 15 to 60 years-old, don’t be afraid to be a kid anymore! 25€ pp Minimum amount of 6 pers, max = 14 Info: Good physical shape is recommended. This activity is offered depending upon availability and is weather permitting.

Quad ride (2hrs)

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Ready for a thrill ride?!? Our quad route you will take you near many of Rioja’s charming villages, through the vineyards and up and down the mountains…the level of difficulty will depend on what you want and you will always be accompanied by a guide so that you won’t get lost! 2hrs= 82€ 2 person quads = 115€ Minimum 2 pers, max 14 Infos: You must be a minimum of 16 with a valid driver’s licence to drive the quads. This activity is weather permitting.

Rock climbing (5hrs)

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For those of you who are outdoor rock climbing enthusiasts or are interested in starting for the first time – we have the perfect outdoor or indoor course designed just for you. ½ day = 25€ min 4, max 10 people Info: Available from March 1st to October 1st of each year. Activity is weather permitting and all transport and associated gear is included.

Spa and Relax (2hrs)

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1000 years of tradition and wisdom are joined together in this unique place. Enjoy a massage, facial, private bath, or Korean sauna, which contains a combination gold, silver, coal, clay, amethyst and jade. Info: Additional treatments are available by order. The price listed only includes access to the spa’s saunas and whirlpools, all treatment costs are not included. The spa is unfortunately closed during the month of August.

Winter snowshoe walk (5hrs)

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Only available in winter, during this activity you will get to snowshoe through the beautiful mountains of Ezcaray, where Rioja’s only ski resort is also located. ½ day 24€ / person Minimum 4 pers, max 10.

Capea (bull fight) (1hrs)

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Have you always wanted to participate in the running of the bulls or see a bull fight up and close?!? We can offer you both in Rioja, but on a much smaller scale, where we promise you will have an up & close experience with a few live Toros, but without jeopardizing your life! Price: 48€ Pers min: 20 Info: Bachelor/bachelorette parties and a Flamenco spectacle are available on request.