Vino Voyage with Leslie Sbrocco
THE BEST OF RIOJA
Whether you know Leslie from Check, Please! Bay Area, The Today Show, her books, or one of the many other ways she shares her love of wine ---to know her is to want to travel with her! She has designed this Vino Voyage to showcase the “best of the best” in Spain’s Rioja region. Fine wines, superior foods, and unique experiences you will not soon forget, await you on this small group tour. With only 20 guests, we can move at a leisurely pace and are assured time for questions while enjoying the camaraderie of others who also appreciate the finer things in life.
Leslie Sbrocco and Dhane Chesson are the ladies in the know when it comes to Rioja. You know Leslie’s vibrant personality and depth of knowledge, but she is bringing her sidekicks, Dhane and Marcia. Dhane from Wines of Rioja, has lived in the area and speaks fluent Spanish. Marcia Miller, owner of You Go Tastefully! Travel brings 35 years of professional travel planning experience to the trip.
7 nights hotel
Private motor coach
Items of a personal nature
This trip begins at the hotel in San Sebastian on September 23 and ends in Bilbao after the hotel breakfast on September 30.
Itinerary is subject to change without notice. A $500 nonrefundable deposit will hold your space with balance due July 15, 2018. No refunds for missed activities. Travel insurance strongly recommended and available from You Go Tastefully! Participants must be able to walk moderate distances, navigate uneven terrain, ascend and descend stairs, and embark and disembark buses independently. All participants must be in good mental and physical health and over 21 years of age. A 3.5% surcharge is levied on credit card payments.
OPTIONAL BARCELONA EXTENSION
Marcia will escort a 4-night stay in Barcelona for those wishing to extend their time in Spain. The food and wine theme continues there. Our days are filled with the Boqueria Market, a private city tour including Sagrada Familia and Guell Park, olive oil tasting, Picasso Museum, cheese monger, 167-year-old nut roasting shop, and a cooking class. Airfare from Bilbao to Barcelona and transfers included for $1399 per person based on double.
SEPT 23-30, 2018
2 nights Silken Amara Plaza Hotel 4*
Introduction to Rioja by Leslie and Dhane
Walking tour of the city
Cider house visit with lunch
Rekondo for dinner with paired wines
Marques de Riscal visit with lunch
3 nights Gran Via 4*
Visits to Haro, Zarautz and Getaria
Gastronomy Society dinner with wines
Winery visits e.g. Ontanon and CVNE
Vivanco museum visit and lunch
2 nights Carlton Hotel 5*
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Lunch Etxebarri with wines
Farewell dinner with wines