A SERVICE AND TOUR GUIDE COMPANY SPECIALISED IN WINE TOURS
Our aim is to help you discover the world of wine and enjoy La Rioja to the maximum.
We love good times with family and friends, which is why we offer you activities such as “winegrower for a day” so that you can enjoy them in company.
We believe in wine as part of our culture and we teach you to live it and feel it.
We try to minimize the environmental impact of our activities: we have a 100% electric vehicle for part of our tours and thus reduce our carbon footprint.
We also use local products to promote entrechment in the villages. We allocate 0.7% of annual profits to the Spanish Red Cross.
With your visits you help us to collaborate with this NGO that delivers so much good everywhere.
The Riojatrek team
We’re fans of La Rioja!
MANAGER / TOUR GUIDE
I’m daughter and granddaughter of winegrowers; wine and vineyards have flowed through our veins for many generations. I worked for eight years as the public relations officer in Bodegas Muga, in the well-known Railway station quarter of Haro.
I have a degree in translation and interpretation and I speak English and German fluently. I am passionate about the world of wine, which is why I studied the professional training course, Specialised Wine Producer and Other Alcoholic Drinks. Although I don’t work as an oenologist, I enjoy watching and understanding the technique for making a good wine, apart from the importance of the grapevines.
I love going out with my family to discover villages and places that are new to us and we enjoy wandering through the streets and surrounding areas. You don’t need to go very far to appreciate the beauty of things.
I hold the advanced WSET certification and I am an official Rioja wine educator.
I was born in Argentina, a descendant of Spanish, Italian and Lebanese immigrants. Bachelor of Tourism graduated in a time without Internet; brochures, maps and guides fed my hopes of traveling. For 10 years I was a travel agent.
Restless traveler, my curious spirit led me to live in Argentina, Mexico and Spain.
My passion for wine culture awoke when I did a Master in Wine Tourism. I was public relations at an emblematic Rioja winery and in 2010 I started at Riojatrek hosting the Grapegrower for a day activity.
Then life took me back to my native Argentina to start a family and professionalize my studies; I became a sommelier and wine educator and I was the coordinator of a Wine School, giving courses and training professionals in the sector.
In 2019 I decided to return to La Rioja and rejoined the Riojatrek family as a specialized guide and sommelier.
I joined Riojatrek in 2011, taking charge of the visits to the family winery and vineyards that, although they are often ignored, are so important when it comes to learning about wine.
I love art, architecture and history, and being able to have a glass of wine with my friends. There is no better place than La Rioja for combining all these things.
I am from Logroño through and through, but with a mountain heart, a tireless traveler and passionate about history and archaeology.
This passion led me to graduate in Humanities from the University of La Rioja, to participate during seven campaigns in different archaeological excavations and in 2013 to Armenia to collaborate with UNESCO, one of the greatest experiences of my life.
My interest in abandoned villages, endangered heritage and photography gave rise to the blog “Patrimonio Olvidado de La Rioja” (Forgotten Heritage of La Rioja), where you can explore these unknown places in our region.
In 2012, a coincidence led me to become a guide in my city and discover a vocation that has accompanied me ever since.
For two years I worked as a public relations manager at one of Rioja’s hundred-year-old wineries, which allowed me to train in the world of wine.
In 2020 I joined Riojatrek where we work so that our visitors take a little piece of our land with them.
I obtained a degree in electronic engineering in the University of La Rioja, and take care of Riojatrek’s projection in the media: corporate image and design, website, social networks, photography, trade fairs and exhibitions… though whenever necessary I happily give a hand in the vineyard or winery.
Tere, Antonio and Javier
SUPPORT IN FUENMAYOR
In the Riojatrek wine tour workshop, we work on three rows of vines on one of our estates in the area of Valdegún. We leave Javier and Toño with the responsibility of taking care of the rest of the vines, as well as looking after those that grow in the other estates of Llanillo, La Plana, Las Veras, Bustillo…
Grandma Tere adds the final touch to the Wine Tourism Experience: she is in charge of making the homemade chorizo that we eat in the vineyard, the “mostillo” (a sweet dish made from grapes before they invented chocolate spread) and to have the grape juice (mosto) ready for the activities with children.
At Riojatrek we are passionate about tourism in Rioja. We are official tour guides and this is the best guarantee to discover La Rioja and understand its history and culture.
We are specialized in wine and part of our team is an official Rioja wine educator with a WSET3 degree (Wine and Spirits Education Trust Advanced Level).