The Rioja Alavesa

The Rioja Alavesa

The quality of its wines is largely due to the calcareous clay soil (great for vines absorbing the needed humidity), climate and location of the vineyards next to the Sierra Cantabria (which protects the vines from cold winds from the North and permits the vines to take better advantage of heat), and the care of its people in combining the historical legacy of its wine together with new technologies. In the Rioja Alavesa visitors can taste wines produced in medieval caves to wines produced in cutting edge facilities.