Rioja Alavesa

You will realise that La Rioja Alavesa is full of possibilities offered ... Mountains, vineyards, the Ebro, archaeological remains, museums, medieval villas, gastronomy, relax, good people and also ... excellent wines!


Certificate number: BDT 001.2018

About Rioja Alavesa

La Rioja Alavesa is characterized by its small family wineries from the 16th century, whose main function has been storing and preserving the wine appropriately. Moreover, the wineries provided shelter for refugees who conspired and schemed plans for war. It is also known for its large avant-garde buildings, vineyards to explore and regain calm, and its monumental and charming towns, such as Laguardia.
The region confines an area of 316 km2 with privileged land for growing grapes. The vineyards dye the landscape with intense green in spring, and with golden and reddish hues in autumn, granting exceptional postcard views all year round: Unique landscapes of hills and meadows of endless vineyards, dotted with olive trees, dolmens, prehistoric remains, medieval villas with walled enclosures, manor houses, fruit crops, historic churches and countless wineries.

It is an area easily accessible, due to its short distances between the fifteen municipalities and their practical access points. The proximity offers a great excuse for visitors to explore the beautiful landscapes from sunrise to sunset where the culture of wine is palpable in any corner. The region borders the Ebro river in the south and the imposing ash-colored massif of the Sierra de Toloño in the north.
The Basque Country and Spain are well known for its wine tourism, given its geographical and climatological location and the composition of its soils, which accounts for the richness and quality of its wines. There is no wine lover who has not succumbed to the charm of this land, full of wineries and beautiful towns. But this region offers more than wine tastings. Visitors may explore the vineyards with bicycles or buggies, or visit traditional, family or avant-garde wineries, such as Marqués de Riscal (designed by Frank Ghery), Ysios (project of Santiago Calatrava), Bodegas Baigorri (by the Basque architect Iñaki Aspiazu) or Viña Real (designed by the Frenchman Philippe Maziéres).
But there is more to the area, whether it is enjoying architectural jewels, moving comfortably on the bus without worrying about the car, or practicing water sports, such as canoeing, in the Ebro. La Rioja Alavesa is the ideal destination for any type of getaway.