Iberian Traveler - Maribel's Guides
Tours for Lovers of Food & Wine
Indulge in one of life's greatest pleasures! Experience the great wine and gastronomy of Spain, Portugal and the south of France with one of our exclusive 2 to 7-day private guided wine and gastronomy tours for small groups (minimum of 4, maximum of 16). Wine tours are recommended from early March through late October but can be arranged any time of the year on a limited basis. Self-guided tours are available upon request.
Wine and Gastronomy at its best!
Stay in elegant boutique hotels. Enjoy VIP wine tasting at top wineries in the Rioja, the Basque country, Navarra, Ribera del Duero, Catalonia, old Castile, Andalucia and Galicia. Explore Portugal's Alentejo, Douro and Minho wine regions or the Irouléguy and Jurançon wine regions of the Pays Basque in southwest France. Experience the culinary creations of the regions most celebrated and innovative chefs.
Spain has evolved into one of the premier wine and gastronomic destinations in the world over the last 25 years and continues its remarkable explosion in quality and diversity, unprecedented in the history of wine. It's nearly endless number of world renowned chefs, Michelin-starred restaurants, exceptional vintages, spectacular scenery and welcoming nature make it the perfect destination for gourmands and lovers of great wine.
Wine making in Portugal dates back more than 4000 years, to the time of the Phoenicians who were thought to have introduced winemaking in the South. The wine growing regions include the Vinho Verde, Trás-os-Montes, Porto, Douro and Dão in the North, Lisbon in the West, the Alentejo to the East and Algarve in the South, as well as the Azores and Madeira Islands.
Take a drive through the lush, hilly wine regions of southwest France; Irouléguy, Jurançon, Béarn-Bellocq and Madiran, and discover the delightful villages, belle epoch architecture and spectacular scenery of the Pays Basque-Bearn, where some of the world’s great grape varieties originated.