Tempel to Bacchus: The Rioja Alavesa wine route
Dolmen from the early stone age. Modern wine cellars by world-famous architects such as Frank Gehry or Santiago Calatrava. But also centuries-old olive groves and grandiose mountain ranges: Rioja Alavesa boasts with landscape and culture.
The region is also one of the top wine-growing areas in Europe: Marqués de Riscal, López de Heredia or Baigorri are the stars of the scene. Around 12,000 people live in the 300 square kilometres large area, which is home to more than 300 wineries. 55 of them can be visited on the Ruta del Vino Rioja Alavesa.