The latest winery I visited has been Muga, an impressive bodega in the heart of Rioja. This family owned business is located in the barrio de la Estación (the train station district), where most of the wineries of Haro, the wine capital of Rioja, can be found. The reason for such a density of wineries is that Continue reading
For the first edition of the Dutch magazine Espanje! I´ve been interviewed to talk about the wine tourism of Grupo Matarromera. It was super exciting to see the magazine in all the book stores. If you are interested in buying the magazine (with many great tips about traveling in Spain, about Spanish food and also to practice your Spanish with some of the articles), the magazine can still be found in the book stores till the end of this week.
If you are interested in a translation of the article, let me know 😉
Vivanco is not the only winery we visited this summer. Another winery with a focus on tourism is Ramón Bilbao, just outside Haro. This wine group has wineries in the Spanish wine regions Navarra, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda and Rias Baixas and sells its wines all over the world. Continue reading
If you traveled to Spain and if you are into wine tourism, you will known that Rioja is probably the most famous wine region of Spain, both for Spanish and international tourists. And within this wine region, one of the most well-known wineries is Vivanco.
Vivanco is located just outside Briones and is surrounded by vineyards. Vivanco is not only a winery, but Continue reading
The majority of the visits I make to wineries are when we go on holidays. But why go to Penades, Rioja, El Bierzo or another of the many wine regions in Spain when you live in between four amazing wine regions?! So when we had some free time a few weeks back, we decided to visit the neighbors: PradoRey.
Wondering what would be the best time of the year to do a wine tour in Spain? The answer is simple: in September! Most wineries will be in the middle of the grape harvest, which is one of the most interesting parts of the wine making process. And in Emina Rueda, Cyan and Valdelosfrailes, the wineries where I work, you will be able to experience the harvest yourself!
” For wine and food lovers who are always up for something a little different”
This is how the wines of Ribera del Duero and Rueda will be promoted in the U.S. The wine from these two wine areas are immense popular in Spain, but across the North Atlantic most people have never heard of a Verdejo or Tempranillo. We´re about to change that! Continue reading