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Great Tour! There was just 6 of us on this tour. We were taken in a minivan to 3 different vineyards and then out for lunch. The host was fantastic! He had so much knowledge and information to keep us entertained the entire time in the car. Each vineyard was great and each had something unique and different about them. The wine at each one was amazing. Some of the best wine I've ever had. We had about 2-3 different samples at each place. I was a little skeptical about this tour before going on it but am I ever glad we did it! One of the best tours of my whole trip! Amazing. Would recommend to everyone!
Jaimie was an excellent guide and we learned so much about the area as well as the wines. The staff at the wineries were very friendly and the wines really good. The trip was capped with a wonderful lunch in a local restaurant. Really good experience
Absolutly a great experience, Our guide was the owner of the company and an expert who was passionate about the topic. In Spain you must have reservations to explore wine makers. We drank wine from the King of Spains personal vineyard.
This was an OUTSTANDING tour! Jaime, the guide, knows a great deal about Spanish wines and the Madrid region in particular. The mix of wineries was perfect -- one for history and visual impact, one to see a well-established family-run business, and then a one-woman show with some terrific wines. (The wines at all three places were very good, but the third was my niece's and my favorite.) Along the way, we learned a lot about agriculture in Spain and saw some places we would never have thought to visit. The lunch spot was also a winner. Really great tour, very highly recommended.
Very good tour and knowledgeable tour guide. Only recommendation to the guide/vineyards would be to provide cheese, chocolate or fruit with the wine tasting to assist potential customers in experiencing the flavors of the wine. Otherwise fun and enjoyable.
Great tour! The wineries were all very different but all very good. All offered wines for purchase that were very affordable but there was also no pressure to buy anything. Our group had about 16 people or so but it didn't feel too big-would definitely recommend
It was informative and fun. The wineries we visited were breathtaking.
Our guide, Ishmael, was very friendly and knowledgable about wine and the wineries and Spanish history in general. The three wineries we visited were very interesting and different. We also enjoyed a great meal at a nearby restaurant. We were a small group, which made it very easy to meet and talk to everyone.
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.