Bodegas Darien is inspiration among vineyards. Integration with the delicate landscape was a pre-condition; sustainability, a principle; order, practical functionality and the incorporation of the latest winemaking technology, an obligation. If the outside design of the bodega has been conceived to blend into the landscape, its interior has been perfectly designed to house all the processes and technology necessary for making wines of the highest quality.
Bilbao | Rioja
La familia Valdelana ha cultivado sus viñedos en Elciego (Rioja Alavesa) desde el siglo XVI. La bodega está construida sobre seis calados subterráneos de piedra de sillería y una capilla o Calado de la Villa que data de 1583 y que todavía se conserva. Los visitantes también podrán descubrir un museo etnográfico, que incluye numerosos objetos y herramientas antiguas desde la era neolítica. En los arrededores pueden visitarse lápidas funerarias que datan del 4.500 a.c.
The Valdelana Family has been farming their vineyards in Elciego (Rioja Alavesa) since the 16th century. The winery was built over six underground cut stone cellars and a chapel or Calado de la Villa dated 1583 is still sitting there. Visitors can also discover an ethnographic museum showcasing numerous objects and ancient tools from the neolitic era. In the surroundings, gravestones dating from 4 500 b.c. are still visible.
Located in the northern part of Spain, Bilbao | Rioja is the most important wine region in Spain.
- Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao and San Sabastian campuses)
- Universidad del País Vasco http://www.ehu.es/p200-shenhm/en
The region made up by the Basque Country, La Rioja and Navarra represents 6.7% of the population of Spain, but accounts for 14.4% of exports, and comprises 21.1% of Spain’s investments abroad.
With 150 kilometers of coast and four provinces furnished by a diverse landscape, there is more to enjoy in the region than just the famous Rioja wines!
The Rioja wine district is located in northern Spain, in the valley of the Ebro River.
Bilbao, the most important city in northern Spain, is located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay.
It was originally a seaport and in the 15th and 16th centuries became a center of commerce between Spain, Europe and America. Today, over 1.1 million inhabitants live in Bilbao and its metropolitan area.