Epicurean Ways designs custom trips for discerning travelers. Spain and Portugal, Food and Wine are what we know well.

Whet your appetite here.

"Our Priorat guide was absolutely terrific and I suspect that not a lot of people get the kind of tours we got with the winery owners."–Traveler comment, January, 2015

Whether it's a cooking class with a Michelin-starred chef in Marbella, a tour of a Tarragona olive-oil mill or a Catalan expert cooking an authentic rabbit-and-snail paella over an open fire, owner Jane Gregg can make it happen. –Wall Street Journal,.  "Choose Your Own Food Adventure."  


From Madrid to Andalucia, the Basque Country to Barcelona, we design trips with food, wine, culture and insider's experiences in mind. Our tailor-made trips are ideal for friends, family and private groups of all sizes. 


We have extensive experience designing trips for professional culinary groups, chefs, alumni associations, and private clubs. 


If you want to have an unforgettable experience, Epicurean Ways will deliver. We guarantee authentic food and wine, personal experiences with chefs, winemakers and artisan producers, exceptional local epicurean guides, and the most vibrant flavors on the Iberian Peninsula. 

Call us: 434-738-2293           Email us: info@epicureanways.com

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Basque Country

The Basque Country on Spain’s Atlantic coast perfectly blends the traditional and modern, with a particular flair for all things culinary. The vibrant cuisine revolves around small, old world restaurants and pintxos bars, as well as star chefs and international dining without par in Spain. The region is known for excelling in the quality of its traditional wines, particularly in the nearby Rioja region. 

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A trendy city with strong traditions.



Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region, has long been a cosmopolitan and forward-thinking city. Barcelona is a sophisticated yet relaxed Mediterranean town whose love of art, design and architecture are well known. The cuisine stands among the top regional fares in Spain. Wineries near Barcelona produce world-class cavas in the Penedès area, elegant white wines in Terra Alta and Costers del Segre and beautiful red wines in the Priorat.

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The historical tapas and art city 



Experience classic Spain in this world class city. A great walking and eating city, Madrid offers visitors traditional and avant-garde tapas bars, cafés and cuisine, stunning art museums and art galleries, vibrant nightlife and the chance to visit classic towns such as Toledo, Aranjuez and Segovia. Traveling to Madrid puts you 90 minutes from the world class wineries of the Ribera del Duero region, as well as a selection of producers directly outside the city.

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Classic Andalucia



Taste centuries of flavors inherited from the coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures. Sevilla and Andalucía are Spain at its most classic. Home to tapas bars, sherry bodegas, pueblos blancos and coastal towns famous for their stellar seafood. Andalusian wines can feature heavily in your trip, encompassing dry and sweet sherries in Jerez, innovative producers near Ronda as well as more traditional wineries.

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Tradition meets avant-garde

La Rioja 

Enjoy private access to the best of the Rioja, from guided winery visits to wine tasting with the makers, to pintxos tours and food ranging from deep traditional to modern knock your socks off plates.

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The monks brought the vines


Travel to the Priorat, where a combination of geography, geology and climate create one of Europe's preeminent wine regions. Our tailored trips here feature exclusive access to winemakers, oyster and mussel harvesting and cuisine to fit the region's bold wines.

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Castilla la Vieja


Ribera del Duero 

Succulent lamb and robust sheep's milk cheeses pair perfectly with the wines here. Vega Sicilia and Pingus rank among the world's best wines, but there are many other great wines here. Together with neighboring Toro and Cigales wine regions, the Ribera del Duero is worthy of a few days trying the wines and indulging in food from classic tapas to Michelin-starred innovations.



More than Port alone


Porto & the Douro River 

Plan a personalized trip to Portugal, where our access opens Douro River Valley wineries, the city of Porto, Atlantic seafood and the rest of this little-known country. The Douro region produces the finest port in the world and nearby Santiago in northern Spain can be added to a Portugal experience.