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Visiting Rioja

Regional Facts

 

   

Located in Northern Spain, 1 hour's drive south from Bilbao, the Rioja region is famed for its production of fine wines.

Nature is key in Rioja and vine growing and wine making have been a local tradition since medieval times.

Rioja is a beautiful scenic region, offering varied and often rugged landscape. Rolling hills and gentle plains are crossed by the River Ebro under the watchful gaze of the Sierra Cantabria mountains.

The climate in the region of Rioja is excellent for grape-growing. Hot summers and cold winters with relatively high rainfall are all perfect for producing top quality grapes which go into producing quality Rioja wines.

Harvesters appear in the vineyards late September each year and begin picking the soft plump grapes which continue to ripen throughout long, golden autumns. It is then up to the skill and devotion of all those involved in the winemaking process to create and nurture the young wines to maturity.

Rioja's winemaking history goes back centuries reaping the awards of countless generations of experience and innovation.

Location
North Central Spain, 120 Miles south of Bilbao

Visit the Rioja tourist board: www.lariojaturismo.com

Landscape
Rolling hills and gentle plains dissected by the River Ebro

Climate
Continental with hot summers and cold winters

Vineyard Areas
Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja

Harvest
Harvest in Rioja starts late September

 

   

 

 

CONTACT

  • 17 Exeter Street
  • Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DU
  • Tel.020 7759 7400
  • rioja@thisisphipps.com
  • info@riojawine.com

17 Exeter Street Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DU

Tel.020 7759 7400 / rioja@thisisphipps.com / info@riojawine.com