Fly by Private Jet to Spain for Rioja and Cava Tasting
23 May 2019
Spain is synonymous with Rioja and Cava.
If you’d like to explore the Cava Vineyards, fly into Barcelona by Private Jet and travel to the Penedés region - an area of Catalonia in north east Spain. Taking a chauffeured limousine would be a fabulous way to discover the different wines, and make an educated choice of those you’d like to return home with!
Cava is produce using the traditional method, based upon the same techniques for making French Champagne, and using local Spanish varietals such as Xarel·lo, Parellada, and Macabeo.
The Mediterranean climate, incredibly beautiful landscape, and mixture of soils lend great diversity to the distinctive flavours of the wine produced here. Mix that with the sun-drenched beaches and the backdrop of the Pyrenees mountains, and you have endless possibilities for a fabulous holiday.
With its beautiful undualting landscapes, medieval villages and full bodied wines, La Rioja can be thought of as the Tuscany of Spain. You can fly into the small airport of La Rioja Logrono Agoncillo RJL.
Subdivided into three regions: Rioja Alta, where most of the oldest wine “chateaux” are located in and around Haro; Rioja Alavesa which also belongs geographically to the Basque Country, and is home to some of the prettiest hamlets like Laguardia and Samaniego; and Rioja Baja – southeast of the region and a more arid area whose main hub is Calahorra, and incidentally, where you will find some of the largest dinosaur prints in Europe.
The flagship grape of Rioja is of course, the noble Tempranillo. Used to create delicious reds and often blended with other regional grapes like Mazuelo, Garnacha Tinta, and Graciano. The Viura is the main white grape, often blended with Garnacha Blanca to create rich dry white wines.
Food and wine lovers will be in heaven in Rioja, with soul-satisfying dishes on offer using the finest local ingredients.
With 60,000 hectares of vines spread over three provinces, Rioja might be vast — but if you know where to go it can make an unforgettable getaway.
We recommend taking a Luxurious Privately Chauffeured Mercedes to try some VIP Wine Tastings in La Rioja Wine Estates. Then visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the largest Wine Museum in Europe and try some of the Three Michelin Starred dining on offer in the area.