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Rioja is a wine region identified as “Denominación de Origen Calificada” (D.O.Ca.) – Qualified Designation of Origin – spread within part of the territory of La Rioja, Basque Country and Navarra, in Spain. It is a small region situated in the north along the River Ebro. Meeting at the confluence of Atlantic and Mediterranean climates, the region’s vineyards experience ideal growing conditions with mild temperatures and plentiful rainfall. The balanced structure of Rioja’s various soil types—chalky-clay, ferrous-clay and alluvial—and range of microclimates give each wine its own unique characteristics.

  • Region

    65,841 hectares of growing area3 zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Oriental and Rioja Alavesa
  • Production

    336 million liters produced in 2018362 million bottles sold in 201836.7% of wines exported, generating €486.1 (2016)
  • People

    14,800vinegrowers6,286 coops associated8,514 independent vinegrowers600 bottling wineries396 aging wineries
  • Primary Grape Varietals

    TempranilloGarnacha TintaMazueloGracianoMaturana TintaViuraMalvasíaGarnacha BlancaTempranillo BlancoMaturana BlancaVerdejoTurruntèsChardonnaySauvignon Blanc

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