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Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda provided by La Ruta de Don Federico

Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda

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During this experience we will visit two unique ecological wineries with their own vineyards, wine-making facilities and maturation chambers. The first is a complex of historical buildings built and restored between the 15th and 18th centuries in a secluded countryside area amidst some 140 hectares of vines. The second winery has a rustic setting and features a tour of 17th century 12 metre deep subterranean passages where the wine matures in oak barrels. Guests have the opportunity to walk among the vines and learn in detail how grapes are grown and harvested, how the wines are made and what makes the terroir and produce of this region unique. Our experience is very personal and groups are very small (maximum of 6 guests) and the emphasis is at all times in immersing guests in the authentic local traditions and providing an insight not only into the history of the region but a glimpse of the lives of the local people committed to viniculture in this ancient land of wine elaboration.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 5
    Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 5, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
    By the statue of the architects on Plaza de Poeta Iglesias just outside the Plaza Mayor
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    Olmedo
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Rueda
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    La Seca
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 5
    Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 5, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
    By the statue of the architects on Plaza de Poeta Iglesias just outside the Plaza Mayor
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Departure Point
Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 5, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tutored tastings of the ecological wines produced at both vineyards we visit is included and local wine is also served with lunch
  • A three-course traditional Castilian lunch is served during the tour, typically including charcoal-grilled pork, steak or chicken, or fish paired with white wine followed by dessert and tea or coffee
  • A selection of artisan cheese and cured ham is served during the wine-tasting sessions
  • Mineral water is provided for each guest during the journey to the vineyards
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Robert K wrote a review Nov 2019
132 contributions38 helpful votes
The La Ruta de Don Frederico experience will, at a minimum, introduce you to young wine makers, pre-phylloxera 100 year plus vines, castle hotels, local innovators, family bodegas, and gastronomical delights. Frederick and Maria Jose will understand your preferences including
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from rutadonfederico, Owner at Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Robert, I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of your review – thank you so much. It is gratifying beyond measure to hear that guests have taken so much from their experience with us, especially as it was such a pleasure to introduce you both to the unknown viticulture you were seeking. I sincerely hope that you will indeed return, and soon, so that we can cast the net even further off the beaten path. Please consider yourselves as I do, true 'amigos de Don Federico'. Saludos muy cordiales Frederick Proprietor and Host
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Xenia wrote a review Nov 2019
Hong Kong, China21 contributions5 helpful votes
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Go with the flow! This is a Spanish phrase I learnt during my 3-week Spanish course in Salamanca and could truly reflect this amazing wine tasting experience! Thanks for Fred and Maria who took me and my friends to an intimate authentic wine tasting experience. While the
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Response from rutadonfederico, Owner at Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Xenia, we're delighted you not only chose to go with the flow but to go with La Ruta de Don Federico! It was such an easy pleasure to host you with your infectious enthusiasm and your smile brightening up a rainy day in the vineyard. I really hope you enjoy the special 2005 rufete you took back to Hong Kong – you must let us know what your wine-loving friends think of it when you finally uncork it! With very best wishes and happy memories Frederick Proprietor and Host
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NeilG wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second visit to Salamanca to experience La ruta Don Federico's fabulous wine tasting experience. We loved our last trip so much, we recommended to friends who wanted to sample a slice of spain that they wouldn't usually experience and thats exactly what you get all
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from rutadonfederico, Owner at Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda
Responded 8 Oct 2019
What a lovely couple. I can't thank you enough for bringing your fantastic group of friends with you on your second visit – a true party of 'Amigos de Don Federico! With the fondest of recuerdos and saludos muy cordiales Frederick Proprietor and Host La Ruta de Don Federico
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Sightsee262412 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Don Federico’s small group tour is a great way to see authentic Spain,visit family run bodegas and much more in the luxury of first class transport. Don Federico was an excellent host with great local knowledge. The visit to a family bodega and tutored wine tasting was both
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from rutadonfederico, Owner at Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda
Responded 8 Oct 2019
It was not only a privilege but also great fun to be your host, Robert and Maureen. Your high level of interest, curiosity and enthusiasm throughout the day was gratifying, and I'm especially grateful that you brought sunny weather with you! We're here for you and waiting to receive you warmly on your next Ruta de Don Federico. ¡Salud! Frederick Proprietor and Host La Ruta de Don Federico
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Gwynneth wrote a review Oct 2019
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What an experience, tasting and appreciating good wines, enjoying great food. Frederick’s knowledge of the wines and history of the places we visited in Spain was excellent. Frederick introduced us personally to the winemakers, we met some of the most amazing individuals on
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from rutadonfederico, Owner at Discover the authentic wine culture of Rueda
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Thank you for your kind comments Gwynneth. It was a genuine pleasure to host you and a joy to witness your passion for medieval doors! I hope you'll continue on your voyage of discovery of great Spanish wine. Here's to your ¡gran salud! Frederick Proprietor and Host La Ruta de Don Federico
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An unforgettable day!
As someone who has lived most of my life in California, I have visited many wineries but I had one of the best expe
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Dejarse llevar - Part II 🥰
Part I Go with the flow! This is a Spanish phrase I learnt during my 3-week Spanish course in Salamanca and could
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50th Birthday Trip
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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