If there is one place where the wine is his identity, that's Rioja. Community is rich in wines and where the tourism -related sector is fully settled for years. Join this route if you have a weekend, and discover the birthplace of wine as wineries and vineyards.
The wine is attached to this culture. You can?t miss all the buildings type existing. Visit the monasteries of Suso and Yuso in San Millan de la Cogolla, named a World Heritage Site. Or the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
Events and activities
Besides walking trails and cities, it's time to have fun thanks to wine-related events. This is the case of the Grape Harvest Festival, Sept. 21 in Logrono, coinciding with the San Mateo Fiesta. In addition, Wine Tours, walks are conducted with a group that brings together nine of the most important wineries in the QDO. Rioja, wine tasting, sports among vineyards, wine at their centers and more.
Museum of Wine Culture
It is vital to reach the town of Briones to see the Museum of Wine Culture Vivanco Dynasty Foundation. Located in a wine history, opened in 2004 and collected from the vineyard to see the rooms where work on the vine. It occupies 9,000 square meters on five permanent exhibition halls, plus a temporary exhibition hall, documentation center of the Foundation, Conference room, tasting room, restaurant, cafe and wine shop .
Other museums and wine
The wineries in this region are truly museums. In this case, we recommend watching the winery Ontañón Museum in Logroño, where it is interesting to see the breeding area and a permanent display of art by Miguel A. Sainz on an iconographic cycle dedicated to Dionysus and wine.
Viña Albina Reserva 2004
Viña Ardanza Reserva