I will be visiting Spain in October and have a full day in Priorat and a second full day in Rioja dedicated to wine tasting and tours. Can you recommend 3 bodegas that are must visits in each area?
Mas Martinet, Vall Llach, Cellers Scala Dei (monastery next door), Clos Mogador.
Go to Haro and walk from winery to winery stopping for lunch midday. Plenty of choices all within walking distance of each other such as Lopez de Heredia, Cune, Roda, La Rioja Alta, Muga, Cruzado, etc...
Don’t know anything about Priorat, but I like WIML’s Rioja suggestion. I would say Lopez is the biggest must and Roda would be my number 2. (Cune/CVNE, La Rioja Alta are the next two, but I haven’t actually visited either of those places.)
nice article about Spain in the current print issue.
WIML just went recently I believe -
Correct. First couple of weeks of July. Visited in order La Rioja, San Sebastian, Priorat and Barcelona.
I would add Mas Igneus to WIML's suggestions for Priorat.