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Spain Wine Tours | Tickets To Best Wineries & Vineyards

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Spoil your taste buds with delicious wines with intriguing undertones of native grape varieties grown in the different wine regions of Spain. Explore the best wineries in Spain, from local family-owned vineyards to the most prominent wine-growing areas like La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Catalonia.

A ”Rioja” is not simply red wine — it’s a distinctive variant made from Tempranillo grapes. This savory delight is jam-packed with fruity characters, most commonly cherry and plum. Experience the rich culture of the wine country, Spain, by booking a tasting and vineyard tour.

Highlights:

  • Winery tour and tasting with optional lunch
  • Half-day & full-day tours
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

Know before you book:

  • Tours are not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear weather-appropriate clothing & comfortable walking shoes
  • Minimum drinking age is 18

Winemaking in Spain dates back several centuries. The most crucial time for wine production in Spain began with the expansion of the Roman Empire in 218 B.C. Since then, Spain has made its mark as a certified wine country.

Spain grabs one of the top spots as the world’s third-largest wine producer after France and Italy, respectively. Boasting nearly a million hectares scattered across almost 4,300 wineries. The next time you’re in a city in Spain, going on a wine tasting and vineyard tour is an absolute must.

Grapes on a vineyard in Spain

Your Spanish wine tasting journey typically begins with a guided walking tour of the vineyard, winery, and cellar. You’ll stroll through rows of rare grape vines, chilly underground cellars, and beautiful Spanish architecture boasting ornate stucco walls, terracotta tiled roofs, and soft arches.

Wine tasting in Spain is nothing short of a gastronomical adventure. Indulge in a multi-course meal featuring tapas and other distinctive Spanish dishes. All while tasting delightful wines brimming with intense flavors.

Most of the best wineries in Spain work hand-in-hand with local wine producers and family-owned boutique wineries. Each of these establishments grows and ferments its grapes in different styles, which means no two wines are the same.

Spain Wine Tours — Prices 2022

Spain’s booming wine tourism industry has led to a spike in the number of wine tours and tasting providers. From local budget-friendly vineyards to luxury winery tours, Spain has something for everyone.

You can book a half-day wine tour from about €65 ($68,39 USD) to €82 ($86,28 USD), while a full-day trip will cost you anything from €97 ($102,07 USD) to €170 ($178,88 USD).

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Spain Wine Tours — Full-day & Half-day Travel Times

While full-day wine tours in Spain usually start bright and early, half-day excursions are more flexible, giving you the option of either a morning or evening trip. A full-day trip itinerary is typically loaded with activities and must-see monuments in Spain.

Full-day tours usually begin between 8:45 and 9 am. Half-day excursions may begin in the morning from 11 am or 6 pm in the evening.

Monday – Sunday: 8:45am – 8:00pm

Best Time to Go On A Spain Wine Tour

Spain’s Mediterranean climate is illustrated by its warm, arid summers and cool, wet winters. This means that this prominent wine country is ideal for year-round visits. You can visit in autumn when the vines are lush green and the ripened grapes are ready for harvest.

But the ideal time to go is late spring or early summer when holiday-makers typically flock to the coastlines to visit the best beaches in Spain.

Wine Tours in Spain: Package Options & Tickets

Wine barrels in an underground cellar

All Spain wine tour packages commonly share the wine tasting experience. But many others choose to stand out by offering optional additions like a tapa tasting, multi-course meal, or walking tour around a prominent Spanish neighborhood.

These packages vary in costs, from budget to luxury. But the popularity of these tours often leads to fully booked trips, so it would be wise to make a reservation ahead of time or purchase a skip-the-line ticket.

With skip-the-line tickets, you’ll have priority access to skip the long queues and waiting lists. These tickets often come with add-ons like separate entrances, air-conditioned roundtrip transportation, and visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like historic Toledo.

La Rioja: Winery Tour with Tastings and Traditional Lunch

Vineyard with mountain backdrop

As one of the most well-renowned wine regions in Spain, La Rioja boasts over 400 wineries. Discover enticing flavorful wines from the La Rioja Alavesa wine area on this half-day tour, while surrounded by lush peaks of the Cantabria mountain range.

This tour begins with an engaging vineyard exploration and then a tour of the stunning traditional Spanish bodega (wine cellar). While an expert guide takes you through their unique winemaking process.

Once you’ve taken in enough sites of the gorgeous scenery, you’ll be treated to a wine tasting session followed by lunch made from locally produced ingredients.

What we liked: Great for tasting a range of Spain’s finest wines.

INCLUDES:
  • Wine Tasting Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up
  • English & Spanish-speaking guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Extra food and wine

It’s worth noting that you must bring your passport or ID on this tour, as alcohol is only served to people over the age of 18. The drive to the winery takes approximately two hours from one of Spain’s seaside towns — San Sebastián.

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Ribera del Duero Wineries | Half-Day Tour & Tickets

Wine tasting in cellar

The Ribera del Duero wine land is one of Spain’s top red wine-producing regions. Take a half-day trip from Madrid to Ribera del Duero and escape into the rich culture of winemaking and taste the purest expression of Tempranillo — Spain’s most well-known grape.

The tour begins with a two-hour minivan ride from Madrid; as you drive further north, your expert bilingual local wine guide narrates the region’s story. You’ll learn about the unique fruity character of the Ribera del Duero grape, the harvesting, and different fermentation techniques.

What we liked: Skip the line through a separate entrance.

INCLUDES:
  • Wine Tasting (Minimum of Two Wines per Winery)
  • English and Spanish-speaking Local Guide
  • Visit to a Historical Landmark

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunch (You can get this at your own expense)
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop off
  • Gratuities (This is optional)

Once you arrive in Ribera del Duero, you’ll visit three distinct wineries in these famous winelands. You’ll sample wines made from old and new winemaking methods and hear inspiring stories about how small family wineries turned the area into a global red wine producer.

After visiting the first two wineries, you’ll have some downtime to grab some lunch. You can enjoy classic Castilian regional food, like tapas, a light lunch, or a 3-course meal at your own expense.

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Montserrat Gourmet Wine Tasting & Lunch | Full-Day Tour & Tickets

Winery built into the mountains

Journey into the Catalan countryside from Barcelona to Montserrat for a full-day wine tour in one of Spain’s most vibrant autonomous regions. This trip begins with a guided walking tour through the Basilica and Monastery on Montserrat — a one-of-a-kind multi-peak mountain with spectacular rock formations.

You’ll also get free time to explore the museum and local farmer’s market, after which you can enjoy breathtaking views from the ridge of Cavall Bernat. Afterward, you’ll visit the winery of Oller de Mas for a fascinating cellar tour, a wine tasting, and a multi-course Catalan meal to wrap up.

What we liked: The tour caters for any dietary allergies or restrictions.

INCLUDES:
  • Guided Visit to a Boutique Winery (3 Wine Tastings)
  • Multi-course Catalan Meal with Wine
  • Local English-speaking Tour Guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Gratuities

The Catalan countryside is known for its passionately independent people, their unique language, innovative flair, and creativity. Their impressive capacity to absorb different influences has led to the region boasting Romanesque art, medieval mountain monasteries, Art Nouveau masterpieces, and Roman ruins.

Catalan wines are rare and more sought-after. The wines also tend to be more pungent, higher in alcohol, and bear darker fruit flavors.

Keep In Mind: The Montserrat winery works closely with low-wine producers and family-owned boutique wineries. Should logistical issues arise, you may visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.

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Spain Wine Tours | Tickets To Best Wineries & Vineyards
Editor Review:
If you’re looking for things to do in Madrid, Barcelona, or any part of Spain to add to your itinerary — a wine tasting tour is highly recommended.
Comfort
9
Location
10
Fun
10
PROS
  • Skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in long queues
  • Transportation from the city center to the winery
  • Free time to explore historic monuments & landmarks
CONS
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tours are weather-dependent and may get canceled due to unfavorable conditions

Specification: Spain Wine Tours | Tickets To Best Wineries & Vineyards

Accessible

Not wheelchair accessible

Duration

Depends on chosen tour, Full-day, Half-day

Includes

Bilingual guide – English and Spanish, Skip the Line, Tapas (if specified), Wine tastings

Excludes

Extra drinks, Gratuities, Pick up and drop off

Meals & Drinks

Lunch can be purchased after the first half of the tour, Optional Traditional Lunch

Pickup

Meeting point for round-trip transport from Madrid, Pick-up and Drop-off is included in some tours

Suitable For

Food lovers and wine enthusiasts. Not suitable for under 18’s, pregnant women or those with mobility issues.

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  1. GetYourGuide traveler

    Doing a tapas tour is really fun to get to know the city. You’ll visit the less touristic places with some of the best tapas. In the meanwhile you’ll learn more about the city. We were just with the two of us and the tour guide, which was fun, but the previous time when we did this in Barcelona we were with a big group and ended up going drinking with everyone. Highly recommend to do this!

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  2. GetYourGuide traveler

    We loved our wine and tapas night, in part because we ended up with a great group of people an the evening went on after the tour ended. As for the tour, it was great as well. Food was average, but a nice variety. The wine was good and we also enjoyed cider, poured traditionally, and vermouth. The guide Carlos was fun and took us to some amazing local places that wouldn’t otherwise have seen.

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  3. Luis

    The tour was booked to attend seven places of interest. We only entered one, the Cathedral, the others were closed due to COVID. I would have gone anyway, but they should have informed us that only the visit to the Cathedral was available and one could have the opportunity to choose whether to cancel or go. Otherwise everything is great, both the performance of the guide and the punctuality and organization.

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  4. Lindsey

    This was an excellent tour. Raul was an amazing guide. He has a strong understanding of wine and the region that he gladly shares to enhance your experience. The wineries selected were hospitable, beautiful and showed lots of different sides of the wine making experience. Really beautiful, great wine and a great way to spend a day in Madrid! We will definitely be back!

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  5. Amy

    It was a great tour! Jorge was very informative and gave great insight into not only the wineries, but also the region. The three wineries chosen were great examples of different styles. I really enjoyed all of them! The only reason it got 4 out of 5 stars was I thought there would be more time to see Segovia instead of just driving through. Other than that, it was a fantastic tour!

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  6. Andrea

    Beautiful excursion, to one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Spain. I took the complete package, with wine tasting too. The only drawback, I had to do the wine tasting, others had to see the cathedral, we split up, the guide abandoned me, only two places were still missing to visit, which I then had to look for and visit without the guide. He had given me an appointment at the scheduled time of departure in the area where the bus had left us. The right thing to do would have been, ok I'll see you in front of the cathedral or come to pick you up, as soon as we finish the tour to the cathedral, to continue the tour …. otherwise beautiful city, I would say unique, especially then during the Christmas holidays.

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  7. GetYourGuide traveler

    The Wine Tasting is excellent. The only drawback is that it is indicated in the advertising that it is with 7 monuments with entrance or without entrance. We acquired without entry which in the place tried to sell it and we were not interested because we were worried that it would not give time with the tasting. However, it says with 7 monuments, which we think would take us to know the 7 monuments without entering. Which was not done, but we toured a sector with the guide explained to us where the tasting was and they left us in a sector of Toledo to visit our account. I think they should explain the mechanics of the tour differently.

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  8. GetYourGuide traveler

    Very little talkative guide if you don't generate discussion. First station for hams a little disappointing because the chosen place is part of a chain established on every street corner of Madrid. Would have liked it to be a little more exclusive and typical place. For the 2nd and 3rd station, very good choices. Places visited by locals.

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  9. Stella

    We did this Tapas tour on our first night in Madrid. The tour allowed us not only to get a feel for the city, but also understand the history and cultural origins of the city and its food. Carmen was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable about the city, and made us feel like a local by picking places that were delicious and frequented by locals. She was very funny too. If you're in Madrid, you definitely SHOULD take this tour!!

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  10. Lee

    Just get it booked, don't think about it! It's worth the money!

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