Hidden Ruzafa Wine & Tapas Tour
Enjoy wine and tapas like the locals while exploring Valencia's hippest neighborhood!
- Dinner across 3 local tapas bars, specialists in Valencia's best food and wine
- An insider's look at the hip and trendy Ruzafa neighborhood, home to the city's best food scene
- Discover Spanish wine culture and how to pair tapas with local wines
- A taste of the homemade version of Spain’s most-loved aperitif, vermouth
- A visit to a century-old bodega, where locals have been buying their wine for generations
- The chance to meet wonderful local owners at each family-run food and wine stop
A lovely evening of walking, talking and eating in a neighbourhood I'd not yet discovered: Rufaza. Viviana offered a perfect mix of history and culture along with tasting some of Valencia's finest cuisine. If you are a foodie—do this tour. If you want to try some of the region's wines and spirits—do this tour. If you are interested in some of the history of Valencia—do this tour.
What a wonderful evening spent with the lovely Viviana as our guide!! She showed us many local dishes, paired with amazing wines, and a local vermouth to start the evening, which was delicious! Her food and wine expertise is second-to-none and the evening was magical! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves learning about the history of places, who also loves great food and wine!
Our guide, Vivi, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, fun and kept everyone happy. The evening itself was really nice, lovely people, great food and wine. Overall I would highly recommend doing a tour like this. Great fun, meet like-minded people and you learn lots of local food and wine info.
- Local cured sheep cheese
- Cured Iberian ham
- Freshly fried salt cod fritters
- Tender stewed pork cheeks
- Spicy 'patatas bravas'
- Torrijas—a delicious Spanish dessert!
- Vermouth straight from the barrel
- Valencian white wine
- Valencian barrel-aged red wine
What to Expect on Your Tour
The hip neighborhood of Ruzafa is full of local gems to discover, which is where this walking wine tasting tour will take place! After starting the night with a quintessential Spanish aperitif, you’ll visit a century-old bodega and try local wines from Valencia. And, of course, this wine experience would not be complete without the city’s best tapas! Along the way, you’ll explore a 15th-century church, discover the city’s rich gastronomic traditions and learn how to do tapas just like the locals!
You’ll start your night off at a century-old Spanish wine store! This is where locals have been coming generation after generation to buy their wine, and it’s where you’ll try vermouth—a classic Spanish aperitif—with cured ham and cheese.
On the way to our next tasting stop, you’ll see the heart of this vibrant neighborhood—its local market—and understand why markets are so important in Spanish culture. You’ll also discover a local store very unique to Valencia and its famous annual festival Las Fallas!
At the next stop, it’s time for some wine! You’ll be trying a local white wine produced in Valencia, and you’ll discover why you’d almost never order a glass of wine by the grape in Spain. Along with the wine, you’ll taste an essential Spanish ingredient—salted cod—fried into a delicious salt cod fritter.
And then we’re off again, onto the next bar, where you’ll taste a Valencian red wine. This bar’s a haven for great fare, too, so you’ll be trying tender stewed pork cheeks and spicy patatas bravas! Finally, we’ll finish up with something sweet— a dessert called torrijas—Spain’s answer to French toast!
And as with all Devour Valencia tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Valencia guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Valencia like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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A once a decadent neighborhood, Ruzafa is now the trendiest area in Valencia and the best place in the city for a true local experience. Its gentrification has been shaped by artists and bohemian types who came to live in the area.