We are making a wine tour to Bodegas Neo and Riaza, on January Saturday 11.

Bodegas Neo con el Winebus

Price of the trip 54 euros. (10,30 h) Price of the trip 54 euros. (22 € additional price for lunch or 28 € for lamb) To pay, you can do it with a transfer with a previous email to igsegma@gmail.comor calling to 630 099 630. There are discounts for groups and members of the Winebus Club.

Bodegas Neo  is probably one of the most charming projects in Ribera del Duero. This is not because of their facilities and location. The winery from the outside the winery does ot transmit much. But when you see its façade and logo you start to know you are not in a conventional winery. And even more if you visit its website. Website of Bodegas Neo.

This is a new generation project, carried out by people who had not direct relationship with the world of wine though they were born in Aranda de Duero, a place where the wine culture is everywhere (there were 300 wineries on the 16th century on this town). They are people that show you their courage and boldness in an industry that you sometimes think that everything is already invented. These people are making their own way. And the market has accepted their singularity.

In the cellar there are two other businesses  that apparently have nothing to do with the world of wine. 1) They have within a design agency (their labels and packaging are very special). They also have a recording studio. This comes from the time they were not winemakers yet. They were previously musicians. They say that when they travel to sell their wine all over the world, they bring their guitars with them.

I guess they are considered “odd people” in the world of wine. But it happens that the market is more a and more sensitive not only to quality but to have also personality.

They are also involved in many other projects with other many different wine makers all around Spain. I suppose that this is a wise way to learn and evolve faster.

After visiting the winery we will go to have lunch in Riaza. There they offer you a very nice lamb at very competitive prices. After lunch we will make a guided tour aound the area. The zone is plenty of lush forests. And I feel like being in forests in Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall. On this occasion we will go in winter.

And we will climb to a viewpoint where you can see dozens of miles around. If we are lucky we will see another unforgettable sunset. The last 10 Winebus tours have ended with an amazing sunset that has made me stay with a smile of satisfaction that has lasted for hours.

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This is the program:

10,30 h We get out from Madrid (Cafetería, Hotel Claridge) (Plaza del Conde de Casal)

12,30 h Visit to Bodegas El Lagar de Isilla, and tasting at least 3 of their wines.

14,30 h Lunch in Riaza (22€ or 28 € if you want to have lamb)

16,15 h  Guided visit to nearby Riaza.

17,55 Sunset at viewpoint in Riaza.

18,10 h We go back to Madrid.

19,40 h Arrival to Madrid, Hotel Claridge, Plaza del Conde de Casal.

Price of the trip 54 euros. (10,30 h) Price of the trip 54 euros. (22 € additional price for lunch or 28 € for lamb) To pay, you can do it with a transfer with a previous email to igsegma@gmail.comor calling to 630 099 630. There are discounts for groups and members of the Winebus Club.

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Comments

12 January 2014
Hola. Si tenéis ocasión, sólo unos kilómetros más allá, dejando atrás Riaza dirección Soria (menos de 3kms), podéis disfrutar de espectaculares vistas de Hontanares, y aún algo más allá, la ruta de los colores (pueblos amarillos, rojos y negros de Segovia, entre los que se encuentra mi pueblo Villacorta). Que os guste. Saludos

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