Day 1 | WELCOME TO MADRID!!!
Get checked in to your centrally located boutique hotel and let the adventure begin! In the evening, meet your host for the trip in the lobby and you will be escorted to a fantastic local bistro and wine bar where you’ll jump right into the culture with local eats and outstanding wine.
Hotel: Dear Hotel,
Dinner: Angelita Madrid
Day 2 |Segovia & Microbio
From the hotel, we’ll drive 1 hour north to the city of Segovia in Castilla y Leon. On arrival, we’ll meet a fantastic local host who will show us its centuries of settlement and rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, a Gothic cathedral and the iconic ancient Roman aqueduct. After that, we continue north to the town of Nieva in the Rueda wine region where Microbio Wines is located a.k.a. República Independiente del Verdejo, under President Ismael Gozalo. We’ll enjoy an afternoon visiting his vineyards and of course, wine tasting led by el presidente himself! Then get ready for a fantastic culinary treat as we enjoy a traditional cochinillo (suckling pig) lunch right at the winery.
Hotel: Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena
Lunch: Microbio Wines
Day 3 | Bodegas Coruña del Conde
After a great breakfast, we’ll meet up and head for a brief visit to the Peñafiel Castle. We’ll learn about its history and local significance, and enjoy the stunning views from the top. Following this cultural visit, we’ll drive east to visit another hero in the world of Spanish natural wines, Julián Ben Hamou López from Bodegas Coruña del Conde. The passion and history that he brings to his wines are unmatched and here we will learn all about his project, visit the cellar, taste his wines, and when your bellies start to rumble, we’ll enjoy a traditional Lechal (roast suckling lamb) lunch right at the bodega. Bellies full, we will start out drive back to the hotel.
Hotel: Castillo Termal Monasterio de Valbuena
Lunch: Bodegas Coruña del Conde
Day 4 | Culto Al Cuerpo
Today we'll be taking care of our bodies and enjoying two high level meals for lunch and dinner. First, we will be taking the morning off to enjoy the hotel's spa circuit. Around noon we'll head to Valladolid for lunch at one of Castilla's wine meccas, El Bar. Not only is it one of the best wine lists around, but the food is also out of this world. Well worth the stop on our way west to Toro in the Zamora province of Castilla. Once there, check in to hotel and go for a stroll around town.
Lunch: El Bar Valladolid
Day 5 | Bodegas Bigardo
D.O. Toro is known for having some of the most intense and heavy reds in the whole country. Within that intensity, lays one rebel, or Bigardo! Enter Kiko Calvo, and his unique ways of making wines. We will hang out with Kiko and find out what makes his wines and winemaking style so unique. First we’ll head to the vineyards to see why this region is special and then taste wines in his cellar located right on the banks of the Duero River where we will be enjoying an outdoor lunch together.
Lunch: Bodegas Bigardo
Day 6 | Nicolas Marcos Vicente
We've known Nicolas Marcos Vicente since his days at Dominio del Urogallo in Asturias. Originally from Toro, he returned home not only to make wine, but also open his own restaurant called Babú. Always promising when Nicolas is behind the food and wines. First we will visit his vineyards and taste his wines. Then, we will get a chance to taste his food when we go to Babú for lunch. Put the two together and you've got yourself a pretty explosive meal. Can't wait!
Lunch: Restaurante Babú
Day 7 | Daniel Ramos
For our final day of this gastronomic adventure, we’ll check out of your hotel and drive south to the province of Ávila for a visit, tasting, and lunch with the OG of Garnacha de Gredos, Daniel Ramos! Daniel is making some of the purest and most representative wines of the region with old vine Garnacha and Albillo grapes. Learning about his project and wines will be a great cap to our adventure before returning to Madrid in the early evening for one last hoorah. Can’t leave Spain without a good night out in Madrid! We’ll meet up as a group and enjoy a final night of wining and dining.
Hotel: Dear Hotel,
Lunch: Daniel Ramos
Day 8 | Adiós
Check out in the morning and hope to have you on another one of our Viniesta Trips!
May 25 - June 1, 2024
16 participants maximum
€4,250 per person (in a double room)Single supplement: €525
Please note that all prices are listed in Euros. Check online for current conversion rates.
- Fun and knowledgeable trip leader for the whole plan
- 6 nights in charming boutique hotels, shared room
- All breakfasts included
- All mentioned meals
- 5 unique winery visits
- Private tour of Segovia
- Trip insurance
- Meals not mentioned
- Incidental expenses
- Add-on activities
The expert team at Adler & Marlow selects hotels that not only offer a direct line to the unique local culture, but also deliver all the comforts needed to make the most of your trip.
The menu, which changes daily, is subject to seasonal products and creations of Angelita's team. A modern version of traditional cuisine, reinvented to make sure that they’ll never stop surprising our diners.
El Bar Valladolid
Lunch Day 4
Their cellar is characterized by its wide variety of wines from different national and international denominations.
Their kitchen is traditional Spanish cuisine based on the best product they can find prepared in a simple way.
Lunch Day 6
Babú offers a surprising gastronomic proposal with local products as the protagonist. A changing menu, depending on the seasonality of the product, with which they recover traditional flavors that are sometimes forgotten.
- La Caníbal
- La Fisna
- Gota Wine Bar
- Bendito Vinos y Vinilos
Castilla y León
- Bodega el Capricho
- La Favorita Burgos
- Restaurante El Cordero