The Three Cultures

ZARAGOZA

Zaragoza Grenache Kingdom

HOTEL FRANCÉS

Wake up amid regal splendor in the city of the three cultures, Zaragoza- where Mudéjar remains coexist with Jewish and Christian art jewels, as well as Goya’s strokes- in a tour that combines culture, art, gastronomy, and wines. Enter and learn about the Roman Cesaraugusta, the Basilica del Pilar, Romanesque churches, and many other architectural marvels. Enjoy Salvelinus´ favorite tapas bars and cellars in the historical center, and taste wines from the underrated Grenache Kingdom, a wine land where the oldest Grenache vines in the world cohabit with the native Carignan.

FROM 1650 € PER 2-DAY PRIVATE TOUR

UNESCO Mudéjar
Arab, Jewish, and Christian

Grape Splendor
World’s oldest Grenaches

Extra Mile
24/7 service, exquisite taste

Powerful Grenaches & Impressive Cultural Wealth

WINE TOURS IN SPAIN WITH THE SALVELINUS TOUCH

Taste the local tapas, wine, cavas, and superb extra virgin olive oil, stroll medieval streets, or uncover the region’s ancient secrets.

Excellent mushrooms, truffles, migas del pastor, ternasco de Aragón, stews, and roasts accompanied by vegetables from the Ebro Valley’s orchard.

Undiscovered wine regions

The diverse landscapes, elevations, and soil types enable the vine’s versatility to produce robust and aromatic reds, expressive whites, and cavas.

Calatayud

Garnacha Tinta is the hallmark of this wine region located in the westernmost part of the province of Zaragoza with over 60% of the vineyards dedicated to the grape. The Mediterranean microclimate, variety of soils, and an altitude from 550 meters (1,804 ft) to 1,040 meters (3,412 ft) make Calatayud the highest wine growing region in Aragón and confer its wines with an extraordinary personality. Calatayud’s vineyards are between 35 and 50 years old and produce smooth cherry-colored, fruity, and spiced wines with the right balance between alcohol content and acidity.

Campo de Borja

Tradition and appreciation of the native Garnacha are the hallmarks of this wine region that lies at the foot of the Moncayo Massif. Campo de Borja is at the northeast of the province of Zaragoza, in the transition area between the Iberian mountain range and the Ebro Valley. The designation of origin comprises 19 wineries, family-owned institutions combined with traditional cooperatives, characterized by their Garnacha Tinta wine production methods. Out of the 5,000 hectares dedicated to Garnacha in Campo de Borja, 2,000 hectares correspond to old vines between 30 and 50 years of age. The oldest vineyards of the DO date back to 1890.

Campo de Cariñena

Campo de Cariñena, located in the heart of the Ebro Valley, combines tradition and modernity like no other wine region in the Grenache Kingdom. The Cariñena DO is the oldest and largest in Aragón, dating from 1932. This region has more Garnacha planted than any other area in Spain, and it exports more than 50% of its production worldwide. The 55 wineries that make up the Cariñena DO elaborate modern and carefully nurtured wines, thanks to a wide range of grapes and wine elaboration styles that arise in particular microclimates. Aside from the supremacy of Red Grenache for red wines and Viura for whites, minority varieties are cultivated such as Cariñena (Mazuelo), Juan Ibáñez, Vidadillo, or Monastrell for reds, and White Garnacha, Muscat of Alexandria and Parellada for whites.

A la Carte Private Itinerary

YOUR PERSONAL TASTE AT YOUR OWN PACE

  • Day One – Goya in Zaragoza

    Arrival to Zaragoza and Check in Hotel Francés
    The historic center and the Goya Museum
    Iconic 15th-century palace tasting menu
    Overnight in Zaragoza Hotel Francés

  • Day Two – Baroque & Gourmet

    Spain’s biggest cathedral and La Seo
    Vegetables from the Ebro Garden
    Gastro experience with views to El Pilar
    Overnight in Zaragoza. Hotel Francés

  • Day Three – The Moors Legacy

    UNESCO Mudéjar in Aragón
    Ancient recipes at “el Tubo” tapas tour
    Departure to your next location

All Included, Fully Guided

WHITE GLOVE SERVICE BY SALVELINUS

  • Chauffeured service according to itinerary

  • Accommodation in Zaragoza Gran Hotel

  • All meals, tapas, drinks, and wine

  • Guided cultural tours and entrance fees

  • Gastro experiences and wine pairings

  • Private Grenache wine tasting sessions

Bottled poetry in along the banks of the Ebro River

An underrated century-old cultural hub, the birthplace for Salvelinus.