Get ready for the perfect cocktail of fun, exclusivity, education and the best wines Spain has to offer! We’ll hang out with local winemakers, get our hands dirty in the fields, savor delicious dishes in fantastic local restaurants and kick back in some of the best boutique hotels around Spain. Of all of the wines we’ll taste, you’re sure to find your favorite and come away with a good breadth of knowledge about what makes the wines of Spain so special. For those who just enjoy drinking a nice glass of wine to trained wine professionals, this 8-day retreat is for you!
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Dates: November 1st - 8th, 2020
€3,685 (euros) per person for Double Occupancy
€680 (euros) Single Supplement
Please note that the price is listed in Euros. Check online for current conversion rates.
6 nights in incredible boutique hotels with breakfast
Deluxe Minibus at disposal as per itinerary
Expert Spanish wine guide and Adler & Marlow CEO, Danny Adler, service at disposal as per itinerary
Expert Spanish wine guide and seasoned wine educator Sharon Grundy as host for all wine sessions as per itinerary
4 intensive wine education sessions
Evening Barcelona food & wine tour, all wine and food included
6 Winery visits with premium wine tastings
6 delicious lunches (pre-set menu with wines)
Entrances to the Peñafiel castle and museum
Entrances to the Burgos Cathedral with audio guide
Access to the Thermal baths at Valbuena
Train tickets from Tarragona to Logroño
Visit to Vivanco Wine Museum
Expert coordination and support from Adler & Marlow base team
Welcome information packet
Additional Spa treatments
Who is Adler & Marlow?
Adler & Marlow (A&M) is a bespoke travel company based in Barcelona with connections throughout Spain. A&M's goal is to make travel dreams come true, create sensational moments, joyous memories and enrich experiences tailored just for our clients. Authentic, unique and exclusive travel experiences are our specialty.
Who is Sharon Grundy?
With over 10 years experience working in the fields of hospitality, distribution and education, Sharon lives and breathes wine. She worked for one of the UK’s largest on- and off-trade distributors in London prior to her move to Barcelona in 2015. For the last 5 years, she has run a successful wine school in the city, seeing hundreds of students achieve their WSET professional qualifications and personal goals. She holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits and teaches Levels 1 to 3. She is also a Certified Sherry Educator and has a particular passion for the wines of Jerez.
Do I need to hold any qualifications or prior knowledge of wine?
Not at all! If you love wine, travel and want to learn some more, this trip is perfect for you. All sessions are taught by a Certified Educator who'll be there to answer any and all questions you have.
What sort of wines will we taste?
We'll taste top wines from all over Spain as part of the educational sessions; from Rioja to Jerez, we've got it covered! We'll also taste numerous wines at the wineries we visit in Catalunya, Rioja and Ribera del Duero, and on our gastronomic tours in Barcelona and Logroño.
I'm not a big drinker. Is this trip for me?
Absolutely. While guests will be able to taste, and drink, many different wines throughout the retreat, there will be no pressure to drink more than any individual is comfortable with. The retreat is an opportunity to learn and expand one's wine horizons, rather than a drinking session.
What materials will I be asked to bring?
A notepad and pen will be useful for those wishing to take notes during educational sessions or winery visits. That said, you will be provided with hand-outs with key points for the former, and will not be tested on anything you learn.
Where do you recommend staying for the first night in Barcelona?
We recommend that you arrive at least one day early in Barcelona in order to become acclimated to the time zone and to have a chance to see this incredible city! As you are free to choose wherever you would like to stay, we can certainly make recommendations, but mainly we would encourange you to stay somewhere central.
I am attending with a friend or partner, can we share a room?
Yes, above you will see there are rates for both double and single occupancy.
I'd like to see additional points of interest that I have read about before and/or after the retreat. Can you help set this up, or make recommendations?
If you are interested in a tailored trip plan, guided tour or other activities, please contact and we are happy to provide you with options.
Can you help me find accommodation in Barcelona if I choose to arrive a few days early or in Madrid if I stay a few days longer?
If you are interested in having Adler & Marlow arrange accomodations for you, please contact and we are happy to provide you with options.
What is Spain like in early November?
As the calendar edges into autumn, Spain offers one last defiant burst of sunshine through October and early November. This is the final month for travelers to do some sunbathing before the rains take over, yet the lighter weather means it's also great for being outside in Spain's famous cities. You can expect daily averages in Spain to be around 70°F with nighttime temps dipping down into the mid or low 50ºF.
How will we be traveling from one destination to the next?
We will be transferred in a private minibus. The price of the coach is included. Between the Priorat and La Rioja, we will take a train, which is also included in the retreat fee.
What is the cancellation policy?
Your deposit and fees are non-refundable. We strongly suggest each participant purchase travel insurance as soon as they purchase their airline tickets.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Yes! You are strongly encouraged to purchase travel insurance since the fees are non-refundable. Adler & Marlow can help you purchase insurance from an independent agent. Airlines offer insurance, and there are many independent dealers who may be contacted on-line. Please be aware that purchasing insurance is time sensitive; some companies require insurance to be purchased within 10 days of reservations.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
No problem! We are prepared with gluten-free and vegetarian options, and will survey participants for other dietary considerations before the trip and will accommodate everyone at all included meals.
What meals are included?
There is a total of 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches included in your fee. Dinners are left on your own, however, often after the large Spanish lunches, people only tend to want light meals in the evening. You will be well fed!
What additional costs should we expect?
Participants will pay for their own accomodations in Barcelona and Madrid, any meals not listed above, gratuities for guides and any other personal expenses.
Any packing suggestions?
Travel light! Spain is fairly casual. Comfy walking shoes are highly recommended.
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