Good vinegrowers take the landscapes of their vineyard to the bottle and make us dream of those lands. This is what Javier Arizcuren wines are like, pure terroir from the Yerga Mountain range in La Rioja Oriental. They are small wines in production, but big in character, as confirmed by the scores of the wine critics, or by being present on the wine lists of more than 30 Michelin stars restaurants, such as Martin Berasategui, Arzak, Atrio, Echaurren or Maaemo in Norway. In his urban winery in Logroño he has combined vocation and hard-work, creating a space for the production and aging of his wines that will not leave indifferent those who visit him.
Urban Cellar tour
The vision of the architect and the winegrower united in a reinvented urban space that recovers a lost historical tradition of making wines in the center of Logroño. The tour begins by locating the setting for the vineyards, the Yerga Mountain range in Rioja Oriental, as well as a review of the past and present of the traditional vine growing area, worked now under sustainable and respectful viticulture.
We will take a walk through the production and aging facilities of the urban winery, Deep into the particularities of the artisan vinification, aging in clay amphorae, foudres or oak barrels. We will also see how we carry out the work of labeling and sealing bottles when it comes to small production wines. After that, a tasting of three wines: Monte Gatún, Sologarnacha and Solomazuelo, with an aperitive of selected Rioja products and our own Arizcuren organic olive oil. An emotional visit to enjoy the culture of wine, with the charm of the small things.
Duration: 1 hour Price: 20 €/person Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Address: C/ Santa Isabel, 10 (Logroño)
Urban Cellar Premium tour
An experience to discover the full potential of the vineyards and the most special wines of the Arizcuren project, as well as a great opportunity to visit a winery in the urban area of the city, recovering the historical tradition of the center of Logroño as a place of elaboration of wines, lost for centuries and dating back to the Middle Ages.
It begins with a detailed view of the historic vineyards of Rioja Oriental, its distinctive grape varieties that have traditionally been grown in our area, the culture of detail in the world of wine, small plots worked with the traditional knowledge transmitted by the ancestors. We will continue with a tour of the production and aging facilities of the urban winery, where we will learn how these wines are made and aged in oak barrels, clay amphorae and concrete tanks in such a unique place.
We will taste 5 wines that are part of the Arizcuren project: Monte Gatún, Sologarnacha and Solomazuelo, a wine made in clay amphorae, and to round off an exclusive single plot wine such as Barranco del Prado, classified as a Singular Vineyard by the Rioja Regulatory Council. All these wines together are present on the menus of more than 30 Michelin star restaurants, with an aperitive of selected Rioja products and our own Arizcuren organic olive oil.
Duration: 1:30 h Price: 30 €/person Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Address: C/ Santa Isabel, 10 (Logroño)
Alma de Arizcuren Yerga vineyards
The best way to absorb the essence of a terroir is to visit it in person. This tour will delight those who seek to delve into the wine culture of an enclave as special as the Yerga mountain range. We will start with the breathtaking panoramic offered by the Castle of Quel, built in the 15th century. Next, we will ascend to the top of the Yerga mountain range in a tour through different vineyards exploring characteristics like soil, climate, grape varieties and growing techniques. We will finish the climbing at Barranco del Prado a pre phylloxera vineyard certified as a Viñedo Singular, in the top of the mountain at 780m, a living museum of the DOCa Rioja. There we’ll have a glass of wine enjoying a +200km distance long view. We will descent the mountain and continue the experience with a tasting of our wines in our cave/bodega in the Quel traditional winery neighbourhood, enjoying the wines with a deep understanding of the landscapes, and soils that we have just walked on. We will accompany the tasting with a traditional Rioja style lunch.
Duration: 4-5 hourss Groups: mínimo de 4 personas, sin máximo Price: 70 €/person Hours: starts at 10.00 AM in Quel (42km from Logroño) Address: Quel (La Rioja) Transport: Transport available from Logroño (€ 50 supplement per person) maximum 8 people. Transfer from another place, please ask.
Experience with Javier Arizcuren
It’s not necessary to be an expert in wine to enjoy this trip. It is necessary to love the culture of the land, to be a hedonist of the authentic. With the owner and winegrower Javier Arizcuren we will learn first-hand exploring the characteristics of his vineyards through a wine tasting that we will personalize according to the wine knowledge of the group. We can enjoy some exceptional wines made in amphora or from vineyards over 130 years old. A recommended experience for those looking for the exclusivity of the authentic.
Duration: 2 h Price: 120 €/person Hours: Consult. Address: C/ Santa Isabel, 10 (Logroño)
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