Bodegas Ysios winery in La Guardia. Santiago Calatrava

Wineries in La Rioja you’ll want to discover

La Rioja

History, monuments and scenery go perfectly with gastronomy and above all with wine. This is what awaits you in LaRioja. Welcome to the Mecca of wine tourism inSpain!

The starting point

Logroño is the capital of La Rioja. It’s a small city, but the atmosphere in its streets, restaurants and monuments makes it the perfect starting point for a getaway to some of the most interesting wineries in La Rioja. And remember, there are more than 100 to visit!

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The Qualified Designation of Origin for Rioja (DOCa Rioja) is the oldest in Spain. With more than five hundred wineries in the area, it’s a worldwide reference point for oenology. Of these, a hundred can be visited in order to immerse yourself in wine culture.

Calle Portales and Logroño Cathedral

An afternoon in the museum

Briones is just a few kilometres away from Logroño. Apart from its charming mediaeval silhouette on the hill, in the town there are several interesting wineries, among them Bodegas Vivanco, which also houses the Museum of Wine Culture. Undoubtedly a good place to start in order to get to know the area and discover the importance of wine in La Rioja.

For lovers of architecture

The first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prestigious architect Zaha Hadid, put the winery of R. López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia on the map, the third best in the world in 2019 (out of 1,500!) according to World’s Best Vineyards. When you pass by, you’ll know when you’ve arrived: its avant-garde design won’t go unnoticed.

Museum of Wine Culture, Bodegas Vivanco in Briones, La Rioja

When number matters

San Asensio is something like a compact La Rioja. The village boasts the highest number of wineries in the region. It is considered the ‘birthplace of claret’ which is why the ‘Battle of Claret’ is celebrated here every July. In addition, the landscape formed by the river is one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the trip.

Organic wines

Las Cepas isn’t one of the oldest wineries in La Rioja. But it stands out because since 2003 it has dedicated itself to organic wine. This family winery has its vineyards on rocky terrain surrounded by a rich biodiversity which naturally contributes to pest control.

Vineyeards in San Asensio. View of San Vicente de la Sonrierra in La Rioja
Vineyards in La Rioja
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