Bilbao | Rioja

Wine Tasting in the Haro Station District

Seven of the most significant wineries in La Rioja -Bodegas Bilbaínas, CVNE, Bodegas Gómez Cruzado, Bodegas Lopez de Heredia, Bodegas Muga, Bodegas Bodegas La Rioja Alta and Bodegas Roda-, all of the located at the historic Haro Station District, have joined forces for the first time to organize 'The Wine Tasting of Haro Station District', an innovative wine tourism experience that adds value to boost wine tourism through collaborative initiatives.

From November 8 through 12, the Network’s Annual General Meeting will take place in Logroño (La Rioja) and Bilbao featuring a range of activities related to the world of wine

From November 8 through 12, the Network’s Annual General Meeting will take place in Logroño (La Rioja) and Bilbao featuring a range of activities related to the world of wine.


September 18, 2015 to September 19, 2015

Seven wineries in the historic railway station district in Haro (La Rioja) have joined forces to organize a unique experience on September 18 and 19.

Bodegas Roda, Bodegas Bilbainas, R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, CVNE, Muga, La Rioja Alta and Gómez Cruzado, among the most prestigious wineries in Rioja, will open their premises to to highlight their wines for wine professionals and the general public.

September 18 is devoted exclusively to wine professionals.  Tim Atkin, Master of Wine and award-winning wine journalist, will kick off the day with a seminar and historical tasting of wines from the seven wineries in the district. Throughout the day, the wineries will offer en primeur tastings of their most recent vintages.

September 19 is devoted to the general public.  Tasting tickets, available for purchase online, will allow consumers to taste one wine at each winery and enjoy three tapas.  Surprise events will take place throughout the day.

For further information about the event and to purchase tickets, follow this link: 



Rioja has become the most famous vineyard in Spain... In 1991, the region obtained the most qualitative agricultural label of quality in Spain: the Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa), which allowed it to gain an international reputation.

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM will take place next November in Bilbao and Rioja (Spain). An opportunity to visit this beautiful wine region by attending the Business Delegation organized during the event.

Tourism professionals will have the opportunity of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM November 2015 to discover Bilbao and the Rioja wine tourism experiences. The event will begin on November 9th with the Wine Tourism Congress that will highlight new trends and experiences in worldwide wine tourism, followed by a professional workshop with wineries from all the 8 international wine capitals...

Los profesionales del turismo tendrán la oportunidad de disfrutar  de una ocasión  única que ofrece la red de Capitales y Grandes Viñedos, durante la celebración de su Asamblea Anual (AGM)  2015 que se celebrará en Bilbao | Rioja. La jornada comenzará el día 9 de noviembre  con el congreso internacional sobre enoturismo, Una estrategia para todos, donde se destacarán las nuevas tendencias y experiencias en el turismo mundial seguido de talleres prácticos y presentaciones de las 8 capitales del vino...

The New York Times’ latest city feature highlights Bilbao with a video and article suggesting what to do in ’36 Hours in Bilbao’.

Honestly, 36 hours is not nearly enough time to experience the many cultural, artistic and gastronomic attractions of this exciting city, but the video and article gives you a hint of what you can expect when you visit Bilbao, from the Guggenheim Museum to a wide selection of restaurants, from Michelin-stars to local bistros, wine and tapas bars, five-star luxury accommodation to cozy family hotels, Bilbao has something for everyone! To read more:

Opininated About Dining (OAD), the world's leading restaurant rating agency, has recently named Resturante Azurmendi, located in Larrabetzu, near Bilbao, in the 4th edition of "The 100 Best Restaurants in Europe".

Azurmendi, owned by chef Eneko Atxa, has three Michelin stars. The restaurant was honored with a "Best OF Wine Tourism" award in the restaurant category in 2007 by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.


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