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Carlos San Pedro Wine Tour

Visit a 500-Year-old Winery in the Ancient Caves of Laguardia

If you love wine then Laguardia, Spain is a place you should start planning to visit on your next vacation.  The city dates back to over 1,000 years and is till protected by city walls.  We had the opportunity of visiting this beautiful Spanish town which is located in the region of Rioja Alaves.  The town is located on a high hill and it is surrounded by many famous wineries such as Bodegas Ysios and Marques de Riscal.  However, we wanted to visit a winery that was not so well known internationally, but one that was known locally.

I stayed at the Hotel Castel Collado and the staff were very friendly and highly recommended the Winery Carlos San Pedro.  There are dozen’s of other wineries, but Carlos San Pedro is very unique.  The winery is over 500 years old and is located deep in the caves of Laguardia.   The caves once served as store houses for military supplies to defend the city but were converted into wineries centuries ago.

Here is a video of WTT visiting the winery.

 


Where to Stay

Hotel Castillo el Collado is an amazing refurbished hotel sits atop the hill of Laguardia.  From the top of the tower you can see for miles in every direction.  The hotel has 10 unique rooms that vary in size and layouts.  There is also a restaurant in the hotel which we highly recommend.

 

How to Get There

Car

We rented a car from Bilbao and drove for a little over an hour before we arrived in Laguardia. Parking is limited atop the hill near the hotel, so try to arrive as early as you can.

Bus

There are buses from San Sebastian and other surrounding towns like Bilbao.

Train

The nearest train station is located in Logrono and a bus can be taken from there.

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Ribera del Duero Wine Trip


Wine and Cuisine

Spanish Wine

Have you ever visited Spain’s Ribera del Duero wine region?  Did you taste some amazing Protos wine?  Have you stayed at the historic Convento Las Claras Hotel?  Join me on a journey through Spain’s famous Ribera del Duero wine region.

I arrived in Penafiel via Madrid which is a nice two hour ride from the Spanish capital.  I was excited to visit the region again after a seven year absence.  The purpose of my journey was to research the area for World Travelers Today’s new Madrid & Ribera del Duero Wine Tour.  The month of October is a busy time of year in the area due to the harvest and wineries were crowded with visitors and locals alike.  Luckily, I was able to visit several local wineries and taste some delicious red wine.

Historical sites will always be apart of my journeys and this area is rich in history; from Penafiel Castle to the ancient Roman amphitheater in Clunia the area is an historians playground.  I was able to visit a few churches and century old bodegas that have a history all their own.

Check out my video to partake in wine tasting at several wineries along the golden mile, eat delicious meats at an Asador restaurant, and discover history all around you.

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