Swedish Sommeliers Visit Spanish Wineries to Learn about Rioja Wine and Txacoli


Following the Wines from Spain competition held in Stockholm, Sweden, the winning sommeliers received a very special award: they are traveling to Spain to visit Rioja and several txakoli

wineries in the Basque Country. From June 24th to the 29th, they will visit DOCa Rioja, DO Chacolí de Guetaria and DO Chacolí de Vizcaya during a spectacular trip where they will visit a wide range of wineries and dine at top-flight restaurants.

They will attend tours, presentations and tastings at Bodega Finca Valdeguinea, Bodega Finca Allende, Bodega Granja de Nuestra Señora de Remelluri, Bodega Olivier Rivière, Bodegas Marqués de Riscal, Bodegas Ysios, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, Bodegas Ojuel, Bodegas Urkizahar, Bodega Ameztoi, Bodega Gaintza, Bodega Itsasmendi, and Bodega Gorka Izagirre.

They will also enjoy meals at the following restaurants: Calle Laurel, Asador López de Aguileta, Restaurante El Medoc Alavés, Héctor Uribe, Gastronomic Restaurant Hotel Viura, Sidrería Petritegi, and Doniene Gorrondona. They will visit Logroño, Haro, Sojuela and Briones in La Rioja; La Bastida, Elciego and Laguardia in Álava; Beizama, Astigarraga and Getaria, in Guipúzcoa; and Gernika, Larrabetzu and Bakio in Vizcaya

Txakoli vineyards. Photo by: Patricia R.Soto/@ICEX