The Spanish Association of Winemaking Cities (ACEVIN) presented at its annual assembly two new wine routes, which will begin operating in the very near future. One of them will pass through the Arribes region, which is in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, and the second – along the eastern part of the autonomy of La Rioja, which is known for its wines throughout the world. Now in Spain, there are 28 official routes for fans of enotourism, and three of them are laid in La Rioja. In addition, the number of wine-growing cities has been enlarged by Aro, where many old wine cellars are located, and each year there is a traditional “wine battle”, which received the status of a national holiday.
The first of the two new routes, Ruta del Vino de Arribes, runs at a significant distance from the major industrial cities and thanks to a unique microclimate is available almost at any time of the year. More than 40 partners have acted as its creators, each of which specializes not only in the main product of the region, but also in any other area: culture, architecture, history, gastronomy, nature, etc.
In Eastern Rioja, the attention of tourists deserves the Museum of Wine, located in the city of Aldeanueva de Ebro, although there are much more places where winemaking is a real art. In this case, large wineries perfectly coexist with small family businesses, where the secrets of preparing a “drink of the gods” are passed down from generation to generation.