History and Culture
The Rioja Alta Wine Route is in La Rioja’s wine-producing area par excellence. It is here that the region’s wine culture was mainly developed and where its most prestigious wines come from. But there are two other elements that contribute to making its scenery incomparable. One is the richness and diversity of its historical and artistic heritage, reflecting La Rioja’s previous role as crossing of ways and frontier land. The other is an environment and landscape characterised by its vineyards but looking towards the Toloño, Cantabria and Demanda mountains, and of course the Ebre River. And to top it all, the hospitality of the towns of La Rioja and their people.