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This is Rioja
Spain’s leading Designation of Origin with 567 wineries, 14,800 grape growers and the largest number of barrels in the world. Rioja wines are present in 124 different countries.
Rioja is the oldest Designation of Origin in Spain (1925) and the first to earn Calificada status (1991). A pioneer in wine expertise. Brave, hard-working and unpretentious.
We are led by a legacy of authenticity,
respect for artisanship and a love for what we do.
Rioja, an extraordinary land of great short stories.
The years pass but Rioja remains true to itself and its roots, proving it is above passing fads. Times change but Rioja is always Rioja.
The stories of our protagonists
THIS IS RIOJA
Three zones, a thousand wines
The Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja is located in the north of Spain, on both sides of the River Ebro. It is divided into three large zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental. With more than 65,000 hectares of vineyards, each town and terroir has its own personality, making Rioja a unique land.
The Rioja zone with the driest and warmest climate, as it is influenced by the Mediterranean climate, with mainly alluvial and ferrous-clay soils. It was known as Rioja Baja until 2017.
With a moderate Mediterranean influence, the vines are gently blown by the north wind, producing ripe, healthy grapes in excellent condition that define the essence of this territory and its wines.
Find out everything that is happening around the DOCa Rioja and the world of wine.
The educational project of the Control Board of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin goes from strength to strength with the launch of the first ever "Official Rioja Wine Educator" programmes since Rioja wine academy was launched. In autumn this year, 15...
Forbe’s Wine & Food contributor Jill Barth features Rioja Wine Academy in the latest feature all about wine education. Grab your laptop, pour a glass of delicious wine from Rioja, and discover Spain’s most celebrated wine region via the Rioja Wine Academy. Whether...
La plataforma ‘Rioja Wine Academy’ ofrece formación oficial sobre Rioja a profesionales y aficionados El Consejo Regulador creó en febrero de 2020 la plataforma ‘Rioja Wine Academy’, una escuela oficial ‘online’ para la formación en vinos de Rioja nacida con vocación...