The Wine Region of Rioja
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With its majestic mountains, rolling hills and valleys and picturesque villages, Rioja is great to visit because of the natural beauty of the region. Outstanding cuisine, wineries whose brands and design have garnered wide international attention and a relaxed lifestyle where people have time for a leisurely stroll and a glass of wine every evening all make Rioja the perfect place to unwind for a weekend or a holiday. The region has attracted tourists keen to explore the 'real' Spain lying behind the beaches and mountains of coastal areas.
Home to the red Tempranillo grape variety, Rioja's oaky red wines have long been the favourite wine style of many wine lovers around the world. With the region opening up to wine tourism, it's time to discover the origins of these wines with a visit to this fascinating region. Our two micro-region guides are written by Riojan wine industry expert Tom Perry, an American who has lived in the region for many years.
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