O tour foi muito bom, nosso guia, cujo nome infelizmente esqueci e não posso mencionar, mas um rapaz jovem, era super competente, sendo um "wine maker", que nos esclareceu nos três vinhedos todas as peculiaridades de cada um deles, a história dos vinhedos, afora o fato de por semos muitos poucos integrantes ter havido uma relação muito boa entre todos.
What an awesome experience and what an awesome tour guide we had in KeeKay (sp?). If you like wine, enjoy experiencing and understanding the background, history, and makings of the wine, the foods and the culture of the area, you will LOVE this tour. KeeKay is a winemaker by training, and by choice - we've been on numerous wine tours and winery tours and he still brought us a knowledge and flavor that we'd never experienced before. To him, 'creating wine is like raising children ... you try your best and you face continually changing circumstances and sometimes magic happens and sometimes you learn what you could've done better.'
Through this tour we met the people behind the wines, we learned the history of the wines of Spain and especially the Madrid terroir, we broke bread together and we enjoyed great wines together - a LOT of wines. And then we bought a LOT of wines.
Two suggestions. First, for travelers. Budget your wine purchases. After 6 glasses they all get better and you'll want to buy more and more wine. Second, for the tour. Consider adding a shipping option / solving the shipping problem for us. Oh how we would've loved to have been able to bring back even more wine for friends and family. But, as it was, my arms grew 2
I am very glad that I took part to this trip. It was great! Enrique was very professional, kind and nice guide. We visited three interesting wineries, heard interesting stories and were always very welcome. Wines we tasted were good and there was a lot of wine to drink! I really can recommend this tour. Nice getaway from Madrid city hassle!
The wineries were amazing as was meeting the owners and hearing directly from them! Our guide very knowledgeable, great fun and added a lot of history and context to what we were seeing. The tastings were generous as were the tapas at the wineries. Lunch was fantastic! So nice to have a locally prepared meal outside the city of Madrid and see what it is like outside the city.
The experience was more amazing because it was matched with an awesome tour guide ENRIQUE who knew the history, was knowledgeable, very friendly and trustworthy. I mention trustworthy because after our tour ended Enrique dropped our family off at the hotel and we did not realize that we inadvertently left a couple our purchased items in his van. Shortly after Enrique was kind enough to return to our hotel to drop off the items, A CLASS ACT . We loved the experience and would do it again. Thanks for an awesome tour Enrique!
Overall I thought the tour was really well done. Very informative. We were running a little late due to there being construction and the metro not running as scheduled. The instructor greeted us by saying “im expecting a big tip for waiting” then proceeded to lecture us on being timely.