An introduction to Rioja wines and styles: how to decode Rioja
Our Winery Hopping tour is a perfect introduction to Rioja wines and styles.
All winelovers we have had said it’s a great overview of the different winemaking styles within Rioja. It is suited for first-timers and those who wish to understand and learn about Rioja varieties, wine aging classification system and styles.
Rioja produces a wide range of wines: from traditional American oak-aged Reservas and Gran Reservas to more modern fruit-driven and terroir-oriented wines. If you want to start learning about Rioja, this tour will give you the basis to understand Rioja key factors. It’s the preliminary explanation to get familiar to our local varieties, classification systems and winemaking processes.
An overall perspective of Rioja
As a comprehensive introduction, it covers the traditional Rioja portfolio (young white, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva) and the single-varietal wines that highlight the terroir. This way it provides an overall perspective of Rioja wines. This tour is the perfect choice for those who are more focused on the tasting sessions than the guided tour itself.
There is truly something for every palate here. You will see 3 wineries very different from each other and taste 12 high-quality wines in total.
Number of wines tasted: 12