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The wine tour was the best experience of our tour. Ishmael, our guide was very friendly and accommodating. He was very knowledgeable about the wineries, family history and wine making process. It was truly a delight to meet the families running the business for 100, 200yrs.
This tour was the highlight of my trip, our guide, Ishmael was terrific and extremely knowledgeable. The wineries are unique and fabulous, and we never would have got to these places without the tour. Great day!
it was honestly the most unique wine tour that I have ever taken, and I have been on wine tours all over the world. The tour meeting place for the tour is in between the atocha and achocha refe metro at la gloria cafe. The wine making process uses giant teracotta pots to ferment the wine! The "modern" version is a cement shape version where there is no door to empty the sediment. Its a must see for any wine enthusiast. The wines served were mostly of grapes unique grapes to spain, like a 100% tempornilla. At 2 of the vineyards, we actually got to try some of the wine straight from the barrel with the winemaker. The guide for the tour was wonderful as well. He translated for the wine makers and pointed out interesting sights along the way.. The tour was well worth the price and I highly recommend it.
Very well done all around. Truly knowledgable guide, who also showed true interest in wine. The three wineries we visited gave very different views of the local region. The first was newer, just 10 years in business, but award winning and using both advanced and very hands on techniques. The ability to do barrel tasting there was great. The second had over 100 years in business, and was the largest producer of the three. Interesting operation, with antique clay pots still in use for much of the production. The third also had history, but changed hands, a fully organic winery that also produced great organic olive oil. Great choice of location for lunch as well. Highly recommended!
A fantastic tour led by the knowledgeable and friendly Ishmael. We did a little sightseeing before visiting three great wineries, learnt a great deal about grapes, varieties and wine making and tasted some lovely and affordable Spanish wines. We finished the day by sharing a fantastic meal together ( an extra cost but very good value). Highly recommended for wine lovers.
We loved this tour! Our guide, Ismael was excellent...fun, friendly and provided lots of information. Got to visit interesting wineries, taste some very good wine and finished the tour with a lovely lunch. I would highly recommend this tour.
One of the two best Viator tours that I have taken. We had a small group of 9, and very comfortable small tour bus and a fantastic guide, Ismael. Each of the three wineries was very different and all had interesting histories:
-Carlos, the rock star-turned-wine maker, at the newer vineyard had good insight on his craft,
-The family-owned vineyard on the site of a 15th century Franciscan monastery had an interesting history including remains from the giant kilns and a cave-like wine cellar,
-Consuelo, the organic wine maker (and former pharmacist) that not only shared her wines, but her home make olive oils too.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Madrid as an option to the typical touristy sites. It really shouldn't be missed.
We had a blast. Jaime our tour guide was informative about the history of the areas we passed through as well as the bodegas. He was fun and he chose 3 interstingly different sites to visit. The owners/overseers of the bodegas were welcoming and the wine was great. If I ever visit Madrid again, I would love to do it again!
Top of the line wine tour, we love it Jaime Baeza from Gourmet Madrid was excellent we visit 3 winery with wine and food testing experience, nice places to visit and relax from daily routine in USA.
The wine tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Madrid. We thoroughly enjoyed it and our guide, Ismael, was a huge reason for our enjoyment. It was interesting to get out into some of the rural areas around Madrid and to see interesting modern and historic wine making techniques at three family run wineries. The wines we tasted were excellent and the olive oil produced by Consuelo was an added elegant bonus. Ismael's knowledge was impressive and he made the trip very fun.