Travel tips: Passing through La Rioja

We're off on a whistlestop tour of the beautiful and unique Rioja region in Spain! We're going to discover an autonomous community in the north of La Rioja full of travel, adventure and wine. Let's go!

By christabel brain
2017/04/14, 09:46 AM

The Rioja region is internationally renowned for the quality of it wines and outstanding natural beauty. Visit the UNESCO world heritage monasteries of Suso and Yuso, go horseriding, hot air ballooning, explore the mystic streets of Logroño. This is a place where everyone can find their own slice of heaven.

Marqués de Riscal, the city of wine

A union of innovation and tradition. This is a place of unparalleled architecture with modern innovation that transports us to the future of Spanish wine. Undoubtedly one of the most ambitious wineries in the country, it immerses us in a world of wine in all its glory. Highly recommend!

Las Duelas, Haro, La Rioja

Haro is the gem of the region; a picturesque village where we were lucky enough to find Las Duelas. Cosy, secret and a delicious wine and food menu to treat your taste buds. Ask for the Riojan lamb and potatoes. After lunch, a walk through the baroque city is essential where you can admire the palace and the Basilica de la Vega.

Tempranillo Madurado 2015, Lar de Paula

Discover the best of what La Rioja has to offer from your own home. This tempranillo is complex and balanced, born of the specific climate found in Rioja Alavesa between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.Needless to say, we love it!


Hotel Pura Vida, Valgañón, La Rioja

In the corner of a small village in Valgañón, Pura Vida will transport you back to another universe. Full of beautiful cosy bedrooms that offer breathtaking views of the mountains.