On 16 November, the six Station District wineries offer one of the five exclusive masterclass tastings offered at the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter. Only one hundred wineries from across the world have been selected to be present at one of Asia’s leading international wine events.
The Haro Station Wine Experience is travelling to Shanghai on 16 November to participate in the Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter, to which it was invited months ago by the prestigious publishing group, Decanter Shanghai. This is the most important event organized by the British publication in the Asian continent, with 100 wineries from around the world, specially selected by the magazine’s tasting panel and management.
The event’s official programme includes five masterclasses, one given by the Station District wineries, which once again join forces to offer a journey along its history through its wines. María Urrutia, marketing director and the 5th generation of CVNE, Agustín Santolaya, general manager of Bodegas RODA, Mayte Calvo, technical director of Bodegas Bilbaínas, Guillermo de Aranzabal, chairman of Grupo La Rioja Alta, S.A., Eduardo Muga, co-owner of Bodegas Muga, and Juan Antonio Leza, general manager of Gómez Cruzado, will be personally conducting this special experience, enjoyed by a hundred outstanding Chinese professionals, buyers and expert tasters.
The wines to be tasted are:
- Gómez Cruzado, Honorable, 2014
- CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva, 2012
- Bodegas Bilbaínas, Viña Pomal Gran Reserva, 2010
- Bodegas RODA, RODA I, 2004
- Bodegas Muga, Prado Enea Gran Reserva, 2010
- La Rioja Alta, S.A., Gran Reserva 890, 1995
- Bodegas RODA, RODA I, 1995
- La Rioja Alta S.A., Gran Reserva 904, 1985
- Bodegas Bilbaínas, Viña Pomal Gran Reserva, 1978
- CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva, 1970
- Bodegas Muga, Prado Enea, 1970
- Gómez Cruzado, Honorable, 1964
The international Haro Station District
This activity is part of the international focus of the Station District wineries, which jointly promote their historic and cultural value as the cradle of Rioja wine and as one of the top wine tourism destinations in the world. The District’s decisive global drive began in New York City in May 2019 with a successful special event, the Rioja Railway Wine Experience, consolidating the six wine houses’ commitment to unite their philosophies, traditions and the recognized quality of their wines, and present them together around the world. The internationalization of the Haro Station Wine Experience now takes another decisive step, in another relevant foreign market, to bring the quality, personality and diversity of Rioja to wine professionals and wine lovers across the world.
The Haro Station Wine Experience
Every two years, the Station District opens its doors with a great celebration that brings together the wineries CVNE, Gómez Cruzado, La Rioja Alta, S.A., Viña Pomal Bodegas Bilbaínas, Bodegas Muga and Bodegas RODA, on an unparalleled day where DOCa Rioja wine and gastronomy are the true key players. After three successful editions, the wineries are again putting the District on the wine and food event calendar. The event has been very well received by the national and international press and critics, winning the Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences Best of Wine Tourism award given by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network in 2015, the Prize for the Best Wine Tourism Experience at the International Wine Challenge Awards Spain, the Rioja Capital Award for a Unique Initiative Linked to Food and Agriculture Resources, granted by the Government of La Rioja in 2016 and, most recently, the title for Best Wine Tourism Initiative 2018 from Wine Routes of Spain.