Here is a list of the most interesting and romantic locations to be visited in both Rioja and Rioja Alavesa. The Rioja region has a singular blend of the old and the new. Medieval towns live side by side with avant garde architecture. Old methods of production enhanced by state-of-the-art cellars. Traditional cuisine with a modern flare. These are some of the highlights that anyone must see when the visit Rioja wine country.
Logroño is the capital of La Rioja. It is a city where you can visit many monuments (churches, museums, and bridges), traditional and family-owned wineries and enjoy the gastronomy and wine of Rioja in its restaurants. A must when in Logroño is a walk down Calle Laurel to enjoy some of the best "tapas" in Spain accompanied, of course, by some of the best wine in the world.
General information and tips about Rioja wine country. Especially if it is your first time visiting the Rioja region make sure to take a look at these tips regarding the weather, currency, opening hours, plugs and electricity etc. Get the most out of your wine tour of this world-renowned wine producing region.
History and geography of La Rioja and its wine region. La Rioja is one of the most amazing regions in Spain, not only does it have some of the most breathtaking vineyards and some of the top wineries in the world, but it has a deep and rich history. Even the world famous, Camino de Santiago couldn't avoid coming through, crossing the famous Santo Domingo de la Calzada town.
Rioja offers a wide variety of wines each with their own distinct personality. The terroir, the vineyard, the grape, the cellar, etc. all play a role in the final product and give each wine distinct characteristics and flavors. To be able to clearly classify the wide range of wines in Rioja, 4 clearly differentiated varieties were created: Rioja, Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva. Here is a short guide to help understand the varieties of Rioja wine.
Riojan gastronomy is focused on excellent, local and fresh ingredients and traditional recipes and preparations. It is one of the best food cities in all of Spain and the current renaissance the region is experiencing has brought modern flair to this traditionally exquisite cuisine. The best wine in the world deserves the best partner.
Visiting Rioja wine country is a magical experience. From the vineyards, to the wine, to the food, it is undeniably a unique experience. Across this whole wine making region there are hundreds of local winemakers and deciding which to visit can be overwhelming, and even if you narrow it down to the top wineries, you might not know which ones are a must for you. Here we will go over 10 of the top wineries and what makes them stand out amongst some of the best wineries in the world.