If touring the area in summer, also be sure not to miss the annual Rioja wine fight which dates back to a centuries-old land dispute. Today, hundreds of giddy locals and a few lucky tourists gather to reenact the La Batalla del Vino (the Battle of Wine) every June 29 in Haro.
More information about Rioja wines & wineries around the Web:
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stats, along with the latest updates and reports, tasting manual,
vintage rating charts, and related resources
Rioja (wine) - Wikipedia overview with a history of the wine region including information on geography, grape varieties, the winemaking process with photos, related references and resources.
Rioja Wineries - Directory listings of regional wineries
with direct links to official sites.
Wine Region of Rioja, Spain - Ilustrated narrative explaining
the aging process, wine types, regional boundaries and grape varieties,
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