The Wine, Food and Wonders of Northern Spain – Navarra and La Rioja – 2025

“Our 11th year of Experiencing the Art of World Travel, Fine Wines and Exceptional Cuisine”

Join Artistic Gourmet Adventures, Fred Cummings, Chris McIntosh and Edge of the Lake Vineyard to romantic Spain and enjoy the amazing wine, food and culture so famous to this area.

Sunday, September 21 – Saturday, September 27, 2025

Sunday September 28 – Saturday, October 4, 2025

About the Area: The wine region of Navarra in northeastern Spain is just at the foot of the Basque region of the Pyrenees Mountains and next to the La Rioja wine region.

We will meet you on the first day of the Adventure at a designated greeting point in Pamplona which will be determined closer to your Adventure date. Arrival airport suggestions are Madrid or Barcelona. We will be happy to assist in planning easy rail travel to Pamplona.

Your home for the week is an amazing three story, 500 year old, palacio which has been renovated to designer standards including an elevator! We have five luxurious, double occupancy bedrooms, each having its own state of the art ensuite bathroom. Bedrooms are for two guests, single occupancy available at ‘twice the price’ of double occupancy. Many of the rooms have comfy twin beds suitable for sharing with a travel companion.

Capacity of 10 Adventurers per week so it is a small group.

Non Club price per person is $6280. Wine club discount is $300 off, therefore the per person price for the Wine Club is $5980, double occupancy. Single occupancy is ‘twice the price’ of double occupancy.

End date to register to get the Edge of the Lake Wine club discount is Sunday, March 3, 2024. After this date, the price will revert to the regular price.

Any remaining spots will be opened to the public at the regular price of $6280 on Monday, March 4, 2024, so hurry!

Please email us at info@ArtisticGourmetAdventures.com and we will send you the link to book. A non refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due upon booking. Balance is due 90 days before the first day of the Adventure. We will send you a friendly reminder.

What’s Included in the price:

  • Gourmet homemade breakfasts and multi course gourmet dinners are included and are prepared by Le Cordon Bleu, Paris trained Chef Walter Eagleton and staff with wine pairings chosen by Fred and Chris.
  • All ground transportation during your Adventure is included via our private driver in a state of the art mini coach. Kim will be with you everyday as your liaison.
  • All excursions, entrance fees and wine tastings are included.

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to Pamplona greeting area
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches are “as you please” and at one or two of the recommended local restaurants, all together or on your own, while we are out for the day and are not included in the fee.
  • Personal expenses and lunches are not included.

We are in the process of creating the details of the itineraries. Here is an example:

Sunday – We greet you and transport you to the Palacio. After a quick tour of the Palacio, you will be shown your room. Then we will meet together for a Welcome Toast and hors d”oeuvres. After, you will have time to get to know each other before you are welcomed to the dining room for your first Chef prepared multi course Gourmet Dinner by Chef Walter with wine pairings assisted by Fred and Chris.

Monday – Friday After a delicious breakfast, Kim will accompany you on your day of exploration. The possibilities are endless. Leave it to say, we have something planned for everyone!

  • A visit to a medieval Spanish town with it’s ancient castle, and in the afternoon, a visit to a local winery in the area with Fred and Chris
  • A morning guided orientation tour of Pamplona with its gorgeous Cathedral and then an afternoon free for self exploration, famous tapas shopping or museums
  • A trip to the nearby La Rioja wine region of Spain for another wonderful wine tasting with Fred and Chris, then enjoy a local village visit
  • Visit a local winery of Navarra with Fred and Chris, making your own blends to share, walking in the vines and visiting the estate’s medieval chapel and grounds
  • Discover Basque salt harvesting – not from the sea – with hands on salt harvesting experience
  • Travel into Basque country for a Basque mountain cheese farm visit and tasting
  • Every evening when we arrive back at the Palacio, you will enjoy a homemade Canape and Cocktail of your choice before your gourmet dinner.
  • Average temperature low 70s during the day and lower 50s at night. Altitude 1,476 – 2029 ft.
  • Currency – The Euro

“Nos volvemos a ver!”

Walter, Kim, Fred and Chris

Kimberly Eagleton, Managing Member
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC-Retired
Walter Eagleton, Managing Member
Le Cordon Bleu-Paris Alum-Chef, CPP, Master Photographic Craftsman
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