Wine Tour of Ribeira Sacra from Santiago de Compostela

 
 
20170731101825_abadia-cova1-2.jpg Ribeira Sacra - River Miño
20170731101825_abadia-cova07.jpg Adegas Moure - Abadia da Cova
via-romana01.jpg Via Romana
adegas-algueira02-1.jpg VIP Tasting at Adegas Algueira
20170731101522_adegas-algueira02-2.jpg With Fernando - Adega Algueira
adegas-algueira03-1.jpg Cured Meats & Cheese
adegas-algueira04.jpg Beef with Chestnut in Mencia sauce
adegas-algueira05-1.jpg Home-made Flan & Cheesecake
20170731101825_abadia-cova01.jpg Abadia da Cova Winery
20170731101825_abadia-cova05.jpg Vats in Abadia da Cova
20170731101825_abadia-cova07-2.jpg Barrels in Abadia da Cova
20170731101825_abadia-cova07-4.jpg Tasting at Abadia da Cova
20170731101825_abadia-cova07-5.jpg VIP Tasting at Abadia da Cova
via-romana01-5.jpg Barrel cellar at Via Romana
via-romana01-1.jpg Mino river Canyon
20170731101825_abadia-cova07-6.jpg VIP group tasting - Abadia da Cova
via-romana03-3.jpg Private tasting at Via Romana
Wine & Food

Full Day (Duration: 08h00 - 12h00 approx.)

Santiago de Compostela

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On this guided tour of Ribeira Sacra (which means the sacred river bank) you will visit up to three outstanding local wineries tasting wines of D.O. Ribeira Sacra. Ribeira Sacra is a candidate UNESCO world heritage...
 
Highlights
 
  • True wine country with spectacular views and candidate UNESCO world heritage area
  • Visits and tastings of up to 3 different wineries offering small production, high quality wines
  • 3 Course Traditional Gourmet lunch at a winery
  • Expert Food & Wine guide will tell you all about the region
  • Suitable for people looking to travel private or in a small group
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 08h00 - 12h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 15 People
Price from: 0.00€
 

Introduction

On this guided tour of Ribeira Sacra (which means the sacred river bank) you will visit  up to three outstanding local wineries tasting wines of D.O. Ribeira Sacra. Ribeira Sacra is a candidate UNESCO world heritage area in the interior of Galicia surrounded by mountains and canyons. The tour involves a breath-taking river boat journey up the River Sil canyon and a stop at a famous local viewpoint near Doade to take in the amazing landscape. We will  visit a  winery in the area and try award winning wines from the likes of Adegas Algueira. Lunch at the winery will involve tasting the local products of the area.

Your Food, Wine & Expert Guide will meet you at the starting point in Santiago. An excellent option for those who would like travelling, learning about local wines and the region and who enjoy a good lunch.

Here are some of the amazing sights on our tour:

  1. RIBEIRA SACRA :  Ribeira Sacra , known as the sacred river bank,  lies at the confluence of the Rivers Sil  and Miño. It has some of the most spectacular canyon scenery in Europe. Steeply sloping vines means it's not easy to harvest the grapes but they've been doing it since roman times.  Since Before Christ monks and hermits settled here building monasteries, churches and chapels exerting influence on all of Galicia and giving impetus for the production of wines. The combination of native grape varieties like Mencia, slate /granite soils, and the local microclimate produce fantastic growing conditions, especially for distinctive red wines which are unlike no others in Galicia or for other part of Spain.

  2.  BOAT JOURNEY :  The boat journey up the River Sil is a spectacular introduction to the land of Ribeira Sacra. The trip from near Doade will go downstream in the direction of Belesar passing the steeply terraced vines taking in a few tributaries where you can see an array of local wildlife and rare birds. There'll be an opportunity to try a local wine on the boat to help open the appetite for the lunch ahead!

  3.  WINERY VISIT : Adegas Algueira  winery has a reputation for producing a wide variety of fine wines using the very latest, modern wine techniques. Surrounded by chestnut and oak forests the winery relies on autochthonous  grape varieties from their own vineyards to make quality reds from Mencía, Alvarello, Merenzao, and Caíño grapes, and whites from Godello, Loureiro, Alvariño and Treixadura. The food is delicious too and among its specialities are Galician  steaks, lamb and cod  as well cured meats and cheese boards.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
SANTIAGO - RIBEIRA SACRA WINE REGION - SANTIAGO

OPTION 1: One Winery Visit - Duration: 08h00 approx

  • Departure from Santiago.
  • We travel by road until reaching the River Sil in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region (about 2hrs approx. drive)
  • We will enjoy a short ferry boat ride along the River Sil (about 1hr30min. approx. boat ride)
  •  After we will stop at a viewpoint for views of the river gorge and the vineyard which are the steepest vine plantations in the world at over 80% incline!
  • Then we have a special tasting at the winery Adegas Algueira with owner/wine maker and son
  • After this we enjoy a traditional lunch in the restaurant of the winery.
  • Return to Santiago by road.
  • Drop off back at the same as the pick up location.

OPTION 2: Two Winery Visits - Duration: 10h00 approx

  • Departure from Santiago.
  • We travel by road until reaching the River Sil in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region (about 2hrs approx. drive).
  • We will enjoy a small ferry boat ride along the River Sil (about 1hr30min. approx. boat ride).
  •  After we will stop at a viewpoint for views of the river gorge and the vineyard which are the steepest vine plantations in the world at over 80% incline!
  • Then we have a special tasting at the winery Adegas Algueira with owner/wine maker and son.
  • After this we enjoy a traditional lunch in the restaurant of the winery.
  • Then after lunch we go on to the 2nd winery either  Abadia da Cova - Adegas Moure or Bodegas Via Romana both of which are in outstanding locations  looking down on the River Miño.
  • Enjoy a visit of the winery and tasting of their wines.
  • Return to Santiago by road.
  • Drop off back at the same as the pick up location.

OPTION 3: Three Winery Visits - Duration: 12h00 approx

  • Departure from Santiago.
  • We travel by road until reaching the River Sil in the D.O. Ribeira Sacra wine region (about 2hrs approx. drive).
  • We will enjoy a small ferry boat ride along the River Sil (about 1hr30min. approx. boat ride)
  •  After we will stop at a viewpoint for views of the river gorge and the vineyard which are the steepest vine plantations in the world at over 80% incline!
  • Then we have a special tasting at the winery Adegas Algueira with owner/wine maker and son.
  • After this we enjoy a traditional lunch in the restaurant of the winery.
  • Then after lunch we visit the 2nd winery which will be Abadia da Cova - Adegas Moure and then on to the 3rd winery Bodegas Via Romana both of which are outstanding  locations looking down on the River Miño.
  • Enjoy a special visit at each winery and tasting of their wines.
  • Return to Santiago by road.
  • Drop off back at the same as the pick up location.

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Included

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transportation in Mercedes Benz Viano Minivan or Minibus depending on group size
  • Professional Driver
  • English-Speaking Food & Wine guide specializing in Galicia
  • (L) 3 course traditional cuisine gourmet lunch including local cuisine, Mencia wine, coffee, dessert...
  • *Winery tour(s) with special tasting(s) (*OPT.1: One Winery, OPT. 2: Two Wineries, OPT. 3: Three Wineries)
  • Boat ride along the river Sil (Duration: 1hr30mins approx.)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

 THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and guide guide
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Passport & Visa fees  
  • Personal & Travel Insurance

Pick up

  • Santiago city hotels
  • Santiago airport
  • Santiago train station
  • Other locations for pick up available on request

Drop off

  • Santiago city hotels
  • Santiagoo airport
  • Santiago train station
  • Other locations for drop off available on request

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