We met Patxo by pure good luck at the 'Fiesta de la Vendimia' in Villa Buena. He was so outgoing and knowledgeable about the area that we booked him for a private tour the following weekend. From the onset of our tour which was to a private Bodega (one of the most beautiful and private settings we visited on our entire trip) the experience there with his old friend a 5th generation wine maker was incredible!
Driving the countryside with Patxo was so much more fun for us as he could explain and describe the history of the Rioja region and the different idealic villages we saw in perfect English.
We ended our day at a fabulous gourmet Asado restaurant where we were treated like VIP's being with Patxo and then sadly parted company to drive back to Madrid but not without promising our new friend we would come back for more wine touring with him in Spain... there are at least 3 more regions to visit!
Gina and Rob/ Alison and Eric
La Jolla, California - USA