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Sweet villages to base in La Rioja

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Hi all. My husband, sister and BIL and I are all heading to La Rioja for two nights before moving along to Madrid.

As I'm looking for lodging, and where the bodegas are located (mostly up near Haro), where would be a good place to base ourselves for two nights?

We will have their rental car so would it make more sense to stay in a country house or perhaps one of these adorable small villages and then we can drive to other villages for food and obviously will have to drive to visit the wineries.

Here's what we want:
-Mellow, relaxing charming and quaint B&b but with maybe some spots nearby for great food.
-Plan to visit Bodegas one day
-Plan to go into Logrono for the wine harvest festival on 9/21 (will there be anywhere to park??)
-plan to eat at Venta Moncalvillo (which looks to be southwest of Logrono)

Would we be better off staying in Logrono at a place that includes parking and then we can venture out for tasting and seeing the villages? We will have just come from San Sebastián so a quite smallish village sounds more appealing. I'd really wanted to stay in Laguardia but the two cute b&bs are booked.

Is ezcaray a good base? Looks kinda far from the wineries but looks like a super cute town with LOTS of great lodging options. Another village that looks cute is San Vicente de la sonsierra. So many adorable villages in the area and so many amazing b&bs!


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