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Josephine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was the best tour of the several that I took while in Madrid. Enrique is knowledgable about the area and particularly about wine he's a winemaker himself and has also studied viticulture. We had a small group of eight and this made touring a joy. The three wineries we visited were each very different from one another, and each had its own charm, history and great wine so I couldn't pick a favourite, I liked them all. The restaurant he chose for lunch extra cost was a small local one and the food and wine were great and the price was very reasonable. I didn't feel like it was a tourist spot at all it seemed to be all locals except our little group. This tour was a wonderful introduction for me to Spanish wine and showed us some of the rural winemaking area around Madrid. It's a great tour, especially if you are fortunate enough to have Enrique as your guide.

Sylvie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

My mother and I participated in the Wine Tour in the Madrid Wine region Madrid Rutas de Vino and we had a great time. We met with our tour guide Enrique and the other 6 tourists. We were a small group and Enrique drove us around all day. We visited 3 wineries in the South East region of Madrid, around Aranjuez.
Enrique is a winemaker himself so he knows what he is talking about! The 3 wineries we visited were very different. The first one was an old royal winery that was used during Carlos III to frabricate the royal wine. The newly reformed facilities are absolutely impressive. We tasted 2 amazing red wines, 1 tempranillo from 2006 and 1 crianza. Both were to DIE FOR! We ended up buying 3 bottles.
The second winery was a family owned winery founded in 1882. We met Antonio who recently retired and is now having his son run the business, therefore bringing new ideas to a traditional way of making wine. We got to taste some 1 white and 1 red accompanied by some home cured cheese and ham. Ended up buying 6 bottles: 2 whites, 2 rose, 2 red. The prices are very reasonable for those wines.
The last winery is a smaller winery with 93 acres of organic vines. Consuelo who manages the winery was so nice. She showed us how she makes the wine and she also let us try the organic olive oil she makes. We ended up tasting 2 reds, 1 white and 2 types of organic oil.
I fell in love with her wines, filled with lots of flavour and decently priced. I ended up buying 2 organic reds and 2 bottles of organic olive oil.

After visiting the 3 wineries, we went to a local restaurant where they served us a 4 courses menu at our expenses. Very reasonably priced at 18 euros with wine included YES MORE WINE!.

I definitely recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in wine making, having a good time, and paying for quality!

Edgar O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

The tour to the vinos de Madrid wine region was a fascinating experience. Our guides, Jaime and Jorge, were very knowledgeable about Spain and #39;s wine regions, wineries (bodegas), and wines. They took us to three outstanding wineries, each with a unique character and atmosphere. The wine producers we met, particularly Don Antonio and Doña Consuelo were endearing. We felt treated like family. We fully enjoyed the wines we were offered and they were nicely accompanied by iberico hams, manchego cheeses, and breads. An added treat was being able to taste the exquisite olive oil produced in Doña Consuelo and #39;s property. Jaime and Jorge also added relevant history to the tour, and we even stood on a Plaza where bull fights (corridas) are still held. The scenery was also delightful. After touring the wineries, we had an appetizing lunch at a local restaurant. Also, we were lucky to enjoy the company of a very friendly and pleasant fellow traveler in this very personal tour. We would definitely repeat this tour the next time we visit the beautiful country that is Spain!

WILLIAM F T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Tour was highlight of my week in Madrid. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and wine was wonderful. Would recommend anyone who visits Madrid to take this tour.

Paulette J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was a great wine tour and our guide, Enrique, was very good as well! I would definitely recommend this tour!!

Lola A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This was such an enjoyable day! We toured several really authentic bodegas and were made to feel like extended family while sampling a variety of wines. The lunch stop at a small, local restaurant was fabulous and I was able to enjoy some outstanding Spanish food that I probably would not have been brave enough to order on my own. Enrique was a great guide and did a wonderful job of translating throughout the day.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was a fabulous tour! Our guide Enrique did a superb job of personalizing the tour. He knew all of the owners of the wineries we visited and was well informed and informative throughout the entire tour! This is a must do if you enjoy fine wines and enjoy personal customer service! We would do this again in a minute and highly recommend it without hesitation!!

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was a special tour. Our tour guide, Enrique, was very knowledgable and warm. We felt welcomed at all the wineries and appreciated the personal touches and attention. The wine was very good and the scenery was lovely.

d2blake2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The tour provided a wide experience in wine making techniques, not just wine tasting. Also, the meal was outstanding.

Cathy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Nice experience. Toured a small farmer's vineyard with bio-friendly methods, one a bit larger with very interesting history can see old clay pots that used to hold wine in cellar and a small family vineyard, followed by a delicious lunch. Spanish wines are good but not outstanding imo, and they are priced accordingly. Great deals on the wines' prices.

Wendy B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Very unique tour and our guide Ismael knew a ton of information on Spanish wine history. It was definitely a fun tour and I would recommend it.

Rene K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Great tour with very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended

Gavin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

fantastic, still the most fantastic old age wine storing place i ever seen.

Brad G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

My girlfriend and I had a great time on this tour. The guide was very informative and friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting!

philip.williams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

great tour, got to taste some local wines that are hard to find away from Madrid

Kellen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Very well planned and informative wine tour. Tour guide was friendly, entertaining and welcoming. Wealth of knowledge about Spain's history, the region and of course, wine. Highly recommend for anyone traveling to Madrid.

raq1123

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was very nice and guide was very helpful and informative. Beautiful drive out to the country side. Enjoy! Chin chin!

Jesse B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was a lot of fun! Enrique was a fun and intelligent host and we really enjoyed traveling to the three wineries outside of Madrid. The tastings were very generous and they were all delicious. Our favorite was the second one and we even purchased a couple of bottles. My only recommendation would be to have lunch in-between the second and third visits as we were all getting pretty hungry by then. I would definitely recommend anyone coming to Madrid to do this tour!

Phyllis K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Henrique was the best. I just wish I could have taken more of the wine with me. The final vineyard and the olive oil was EXCELLENT!!!!!!! The place chosen for lunch was delightful and a wonderful local treat. For 18 euros including the wine, it was a great value.

Janine Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Enrique, our tour guide, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The winery's were amazing as were the individual hosts. We would thoroughly recommend this tour

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The tour was absolutely amazing! totally worth every penny-the wine was amazing and each winery was so different. The lunch was phenomenal as well!

davemaca

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Jaime was a great guide, very knowledgeable friendly and helpful. Each winery was unique and interesting. We had a great day and met some really nice people.

Ken G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Absolutely recommend this tour. Tour guide knowledgable and good sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and highly recommend Great value for the price.

Fiona H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Had a great time, for wine enthuasists this is a must. Guide was very knowledgable and the bodegas visited very interesting as the hosts explained how their wine was made. The optional lunch was also lovely. Best tour I've done and I have done many.

Melissa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great day out, tour guide was fantastic. Highly recommended

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