The prestige of a privileged land devoted to wine for more than two thousand years.
Rioja was the first Designation of Origin in Spain to earn Calificada status. This was in 1991.
A rigorous and effective control system makes Rioja synonymous with the highest quality.
Three production zones, each with a distinct personality: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Orient
Certain to leave a mark on you. Wine is the connecting theme of all our routes.
Delve into the heart of our wines by knowing the history of our municipalities.
We tell you our stories and those of our wines.
Description of the municipality
Santa Coloma is located very close to Nájera in the Yalde valley, and thanks to its situation and altitude has some spectacular views over La Rioja from its viewpoint.
The village has its origins in the worship of Santa Coloma, although her history has rather faded away over the years. According to the legend, Santa Coloma came from a rich and powerful family in nearby Tricio, at a time when the area was occupied by the Arabs.
Santa Coloma was pressured by her family to give up her Christian faith so that she could marry a Muslim. Not wanting to do this, she escaped from home and took refuge in a nearby cave, although she was finally captured and decapitated by the authorities.
Nowadays her remains lie in the village church, which was first a chapel and later a convent.
- Iglesia de la Asunción
- Monumento a la Independencia a La Rioja
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