With special thanks to The Rioja Tourist Board and www.globalsarcoiris.com for a fantastic ballooning experience.
The Rioja region from a hotair balloon - 2000 metres - courtesy of www.globalsarcoiris.com
Wine on a monumental scale at Campo Viejo winery.
Like a scene from the x-files the barrel and bottle storage at Campo Viejo is a huge underground bunker.
Wine on a monumental scale at Campo Viejo winery.
All this is controled by two men and a computer system - the wine's pretty good too.
Tempranillo, considered native to Rioja, it is the wine region’s most typical grape, forming 75% of the regions vineyards.
At completely the other end of the scale from Campo Viejo is the charming traditional and historic bodegas CVNE in Haro. The cellars close to the cemetery date from the late 1800's and are covered in mould.
Wine tasting at the historic CVNE Bodegas in Haro.
The picturesque town of ​Briones, from the garden of the Museum de la Cultura del Vino Dinastía Vivanco.
Hake barbells with grilled vine shoots and potatoes, lunch at the delightful Michelín star rated restaurant Venta Moncalvillo, Daroca. 
Chef Ignacio Echapresto in the garden of his Michelín star rated restaurant Daroca, Venta Moncalvillo.
Lácteos Martínez, Artisian Cheese Makers near ​Haro, Rioja Region.
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