This season on “The Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay is taking the finalists to the fantasy suite destination of our dreams: Rioja, Spain. According to Rachel, the Rioja region is the perfect place for falling in love, and honestly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Rachel’s bachelorette journey in Rioja took her to wineries, villas, and monasteries. It was the trip of a lifetime — and a trip that you can recreate for yourself and that special someone. We’ve got your itinerary right here for your own Rioja vacation.
Wine is what made Rioja famous, so make sure to take full advantage of the tastings and tours.
How could we forget the awkward-yet-kind-of-sweet moment where the owner of Eguren Ugarte serenaded Rachel and Peter. This is also where they received a locker full of wine (goals) and crushed some grapes the old fashioned way: by foot.
Only certain wines are worthy of “The Bachelorette,” and Bodegas Ontañón’s wine is one of them. The wines are magnificent — and our blind reader tasting panel thought the same. Pro tip: Check out the Gran Reserva.
Contino’s winery is stunning, and was used as a backdrop for Rachel’s journey to find true love. This is a place to sit with your boo and just indulge.
HOTELS & VILLAS
Because everyone deserves to live out their fantasies in a suite.
This designer hotel is the first place Rachel goes after stepping out of the van, and it’s first for good reasons.
Recognize the decor from this room? This is where Eric and Rachel had their alone time in the special fantasy suite.
This luxurious hotel is good enough for “The Bachelorette,” so obviously it’s good enough for us.
Notable filming locations where everything changed for Rachel and are just pure eye candy.
Castillo de San Vicente de la Sonsierra
The men battled for Rachel’s love in the series finale at this fortress overlooking the Ebro River.
This is the town where Eric finally pulled himself together and said “I love you” to Rachel — like four times. What a time to be alive.
Rachel and Eric flew over these mesmerizing vineyards during their one-on-one date.
Logroño & Calle Laurel
The home of Rioja’s most extensive tapas crawl is the perfect place to fuel up before an enduring night of breaking hearts.