PRIVATE INVITATION

Harvest Experience Day

You are invited to a Harvest Experience Day at the David Moreno Winery in Badarán, La Rioja (Spain).

The invitation is personal and non-transferable.

(Please confirm details by phone or WhatsApp at +34 629 88 36 96).

What does the day involve?

Through various fun activities, you will get to know the world of wine firsthand, accompanied by a family of several generations of authentic traditional winemakers. The visit is completely private and confidential.

The day consists of 4 EXPERIENCES divided into the following activities:

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Walk among the vineyards, grape sampling, and wine tasting

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Discovering the vineyard keeper

We will delve into the origin of wine, exploring the “Alto de Santiago” vineyard plot (1948) in its purest state from the beautiful vineyard keeper’s perspective.

Recogiendo Uva Vendimia

Stroll through the Vineyards

We will walk among the vineyards, where you can appreciate different varieties of white and red grapes, understand the importance of soil, terroir, climate, and the secrets held by this region of Alto Najerilla.

Refractometro vendimia

Sugar Sampling

We will transform into oenologists and use a refractometer to sample the sugar content of the grapes. We will observe how it varies depending on their orientation and the hours of sunlight they receive.

Cata en Guardaviñas

Wine Tasting

Inside a traditional agricultural building known as a “guardaviñas,” we will enjoy tastings of various wines paired with local cheese, ham, chorizo, and olive oil. Meanwhile, we can chat about interesting facts and stories from the world of wine.

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Grape Harvesting and Grape Treading

Recogida Uvas Vendimia

Manual Grape Harvest

Adorned with our wicker baskets and scissors, we will head to the vines laden with clusters. We will carry out our authentic manual grape harvest, just as it has been done for centuries.

Pisado de Uva Vendimia

Grape Treading

In the beautiful garden in front of the winery, we will deposit the grapes collected into wooden vats and tread them with our own feet, as was done in ancient times, to extract the juice. It’s a sensation to feel the grapes burst beneath our feet.

Extracción de mosto

Must Extraction

We will transfer the leftover remnants from treading to a manual press and, with the strength of our arms, squeeze out every last drop of the remaining juice. We will taste the must that we have extracted ourselves.

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Winery Visit

We will enter the winery and follow the path that the must takes to become wine. Starting from the fermentation tanks, passing through the oak barrels, we will discover the most special corners of the winery, sharing knowledge and passion for the art of winemaking.

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Fermentation Tanks

The first step after the must is to undergo malolactic fermentation in large stainless steel tanks, after which it is transferred to wooden barrels where the wines age for several years.

Barrel Room

The barrels are crucial for imparting character to the wine. They will show us the different types of wood used in their construction and how they contribute varying aromas and nuances to the wine.

Magical Spaces

The winery is a magical space. Quiet and dimly lit, it’s an ideal environment to share stories and anecdotes about wine production.

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Traditional Riojan Cuisine

At the winery facilities, we will enjoy a menu consisting of traditional dishes from La Rioja, freshly prepared and paired with wines from David Moreno.

We use local and sustainably sourced ingredients, such as firewood from grapevine prunings and old vines from the vineyards of Badarán, to roast and infuse the traditional lamb chops.

Traditional Riojan Menu

Morcilla

Blood Sausage with Peppers

Patatas con chorizo

Rioja-Style Potatoes

Chuletillas

Lamb Chops Cooked over Grapevine Cuttings

Torrija

Bread Pudding

* If you are vegan or have any food intolerances, we have alternative menus available. Please notify us in advance.

How to get to the Winery

The winery is located in Badarán, La Rioja, Spain.
We have a large parking area within the premises.

Bodegas David Moreno
Ctra. Villar de Torre, s/n
26310 Badarán, La Rioja

Common questions

The person who invited you will provide the corresponding explanation.

Perhaps you are a leading figure in your field known for your work and dedication.

You probably can have almost anything money can buy.

We want to offer you something different: a fun, playful experience that few people get to have in life.

It’s about living the grape harvest as close to the earth as possible.

No, it is completely free for you. You are invited by the person who sent you this link. It includes all activities, as well as food and drinks consumed at the winery. (It does not include any purchases of wine to take away.)

You just need to be in Badarán at the specified day and time. In some cases, transportation to the winery can be arranged from your hotel.

The visit will be entirely private and discreet.

The person who invited you will inform you about the number of people included in the invitation and whether there will be additional attendees in your group.

Depending on the dates, there may be other groups or individual visits at the winery.

The organizers will not make any posts on social media or any form of public mention or compensation.

You are free to record or publish whatever you wish.

The attire is casual. Please note that we will be outdoors and walking on dirt paths. Comfortable shoes, like sneakers, are recommended. It’s also advisable to bring a hat or visor for sun protection, sunglasses, and a light jacket for when we enter the winery, which maintains an average temperature of 16 degrees Celsius.

Yes, not only can children come but we invite you to bring your whole family. It’s a very enjoyable experience.

Children will participate in tastings with musts and juices.

If it rains on the day of the Harvest Experience, we will replace outdoor activities one and two with alternative indoor activities.

We recommend visiting in September or at most the first half of October because it’s the time of year when we have grape clusters on the vines to simulate the grape harvest and grape treading.

The visit can be done at any time of the year, replacing these activities with others.

The Harvest Day starts at 10:30 in the morning and lasts for about 4 hours. We will start lunch around 2:30 PM.

No, not at all. You are under no obligation to buy wine.

If you wish, you can purchase wine and take it with you or arrange for delivery to your home.

If you have any doubts, we will resolve them by clicking the button below.

* This link to the page is not valid for accessing the Private Visit. Confirmation of the invitation is essential through the provided mobile phone number.