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Shanghai to toast Haro Station Wine Experience

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.

This Holiday season, give the 2020 Haro Station Wine Experience

  • 20 June is the fourth edition of the great Spanish wine event, once again bringing together wine and food lovers from across the world.
  • The perfect gift for this Holiday Season comes in an elegant wood box, similar to those used for wine bottles, with a ticket to board the train of the best wine in La Rioja.
  • The Haro Station Wine Experience is a highly-valued and renowned wine and food event, which has earned numerous national and international awards and extensive recognition.

This Holiday Season, give tickets to the Haro Station Wine Experience, Spain’s great wine and food celebration. On 20 June 2020, Haro will be hosting a new event to enjoy the wines of CVNE, Gómez Cruzado, La Rioja Alta, S.A., Viña Pomal Bodegas Bilbaínas, Bodegas Muga and Bodegas RODA.

The most sophisticated gift comes in an elegant wood box, similar to those used for wine bottles, to hold tickets to the Haro Station Wine Experience. Each ticket includes access to the Station District, a tasting of twelve prestigious wines (two per winery), tastings of typical Riojan food and much more. All this can be purchased through the official website of the event for €90.

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.

2020 Haro Station Wine Experience tickets on sale 1 October

  • 20 June is the fourth edition of the great Spanish wine event, once again bringing together wine and food lovers from across the world.
  • The most recognized wineries in the DOCa Rioja, located in Haro’s emblematic district, mark their tasting on the calendar with a new call.
  • Tickets are available on the official event website: lacatadelbarriodelaestacion.com

With the date announced since June, the Haro Station Wine Experience is putting tickets for its fourth edition on sale from 1 October. CVNE, Gómez Cruzado, La Rioja Alta, S.A., Viña Pomal Bodegas Bilbaínas, Bodegas Muga and Bodegas RODA are warming up in the months prior to the big event to offer a unique edition for the more than 3,500 people attending on 20 June 2020.

Tickets are €100 (early-bird price €80 until 20 May, while supplies last) and include a tasting of two glasses of wine per winery, six Rioja-inspired tapas, a dessert, a unique wineglass made by the glassware firm Riedel and much more. Throughout the day, wine will be the real protagonist, represented by an exclusive selection of twelve wines, all of them praised and recognized by national and international critics. Tickets are available on the official event website: www.lacatadelbarriodelaestacion.com

The six renowned wineries in the Station District will once again bring together wine and food lovers from all over the world at what has already become the key wine and food event in Spain. More details of the event will be announced during the coming months, such as the name of the participating wines, the chefs who will harmonize the day and much more.

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.

The Rioja Railway Wine Experience Rode The High Line

Celebrated wineries from the Haro Station District in Spain presented the past, present and future of winemaking on May 22, 2019.
Historic wineries from the famed Haro Station District in Spain came to together on Wednesday, May 22 at the High Line in New York City to celebrate the Rioja Railway Wine Experience.
The wineries in attendance included: Bodegas Gómez Cruzado, La Rioja Alta, S.A., Bodegas Bilbaínas Viña Pomal, Bodegas Muga and Bodegas RODA.

This is the first time these five wineries have come together in an international showcase with their most prestigious wines. The Rioja Railway Wine Experience is a milestone for these wineries as they have participated in La Cata del Barrio de la Estación in Haro in previous years, yet the wineries decided to come to one of the most important, global markets for an iconic event. With over 275 attendees at the Grand Tasting, this has been one of the largest focused wine and food events for trade on the High Line. The Masterclasses, The Rioja Railway: Past, Present and Future of Rioja Winemaking, moderated by the first Spanish Master of Wine, Pedro Ballesteros, demonstrated how Haro was at the epicenter of winemaking and turned Rioja into one of the top wine regions of the world. Over 100 attendees tasted Riojan wines from each decade, beginning in the 1970s up to today. “I am so honored these wineries chose me to help present their flagship wines,” said Ballesteros.

“I am so proud of the quality and depth these wineries have brought to the table, showing how Rioja, Haro specifically, has been at the forefront of winemaking and continues to be a dominate figure.”
Consumers also enjoyed the Rioja Railway Wine Experience – close to 400 guests were able to taste Spanish creations from top U.S. chefs paired specifically with the wines, including such chefs as: Nicole Gajadhar from Saxon + Parole; Ginger Pierce from Jams Restaurant; Preston Madson from il Buco Alimentari & Vineria; Francis Derby from Tessa; Cedric Durand from GAUDir. Proceeds from the consumer event benefited the James Beard Foundation, a national culinary non-profit organization working toward a more delicious, diverse, and sustainable food world for everyone. To learn more about the Foundation’s good food for good™ mission, visit: www.jamesbeard.org.
Guests were transported back to the mid-nineteenth century. The High Line in New York City played host to the tastings, representing the Haro District train station. With projections of historic imagery in Rioja and steam from the imaginary trains, the city park was transformed for a moment back into the former elevated freight train line.
“This has been an honor to bring La Cata del Barrio de la Estación to New York City,” said Manu Muga, vicepresident of The Train Station District Association in Spain. “The U.S. is a major market for wines from Rioja and the Rioja Railway Wine Experience allows us to share these historic wineries and our know-how to American wine connoisseurs.

And we hope to see some Americans visit us in Haro for La Cata in 2020!”.  Another online visibility tool from PRWeb Haro was one of the first cities in Spain to have the modern, new technology of the railway. While winemaking had been prevalent throughout Spain, it was in the 1860s that several wineries set up near the railway station in Haro, bringing wealth to the city and the country. For years, La Cata del Barrio de la Estación has taken place in Haro, bringing international focus to the Station District wineries, promoting the area as one of the top wine tourism destinations in the world. The wineries that participated in the Rioja Railway Wine Experience understand that their past helps to direct the future of their winemaking; they look to their roots to create wine that will resonate with the world and continue to bring recognition to Rioja and the Haro Station District for years to come. For more information about the Rioja Railway Wine Experience, please visit www.riojarailwaywineexperience.com.

Find us on Facebook at Rioja Railway Wine Experience, or on Twitter and Instagram @RiojaRailway. About La Cata del Barrio de la Estación The Station District (Barrio de la Estación) is a landmark in the city of Haro, located in the Rioja wine region. It boasts the highest concentration of centuries-old wineries in the world, which were built around a central point —the railway station, known as the golden mile of Rioja wine. A visit to the Haro Station District becomes a journey in time, where you can follow the evolution of wine and architecture during the last century. For more information, please visit: www.lacatadelbarriodelaestacion.com.

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