No longer an insular winemaking community, Rioja's wineries are welcoming visitors with experiences that go beyond the vineyard.
la rioja alta
- "Winemakers and their barrels. Get them started on the subject and it’s hard to get them to stop. For good reason. In influencing the taste and style of wine, the choice of oak barrels is like painters having additional colors." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
- This year marks the 75th anniversary of the launching of Viña Ardanza, the much-heralded wine from La Rioja Alta and Dorothy J. Gaiter revisits.