Yet again Shannon and GrapeHops exceeded our expectations. Oviedo and Cacabelos, and their hotels, were great bases with the Oviedo meals and the quaintness / friendliness of Cacabelos and it’s people being memorable. The number, variety and impressiveness of the wineries and Day Trips (from bakeries to Roman gold mines ) was fascinating.
John & Moyra L. — Houston, Texas
Traveling with Shannon is more like traveling with good friends than a tour. Shannon is tuned in to what her travelers want to do and she finds amazing venues and people to meet and help along the way. Bierzo with Shannon: Wine Spectator cover wine maker, Raul Perez, shares library wines because he grew up with our bus driver; sharing home made “hooch” with a retired gentleman in the mountains; 1000 year old monastery with vintners who are preserving nearly extinct grape varietals; Roman gold mines; amazing mencia wine (mucho); pouring hard cider with the mayor of Longoria at the old Longoria home, awesome food at restaurants that treated us like long-time friends; suggestions and assistance for post-tour plans. Traveling with Shannon is terrific.
Paul & Linda H. — Alamo, California