Ribera del Duero, Spain

Ribera del Duero is among the great, elite wine regions of Spain. Very old vines produce wines of great power, authority and flavor. Along with the great houses of Rioja, the producers of Ribera del Duero have secured an important place on the world wine stage.

Ribera del Duero – the magnificent rival to Rioja

Wine, Food, Culture

Driving through Ribera del Duero is like traveling back in time. The enchanting towns, mysterious tunnels and secret cellars will make you feel you are in the Middle Ages. Ribera del Duero is the birthplace of many famous wineries including Protos, which gave up its original name “Ribera del Duero” so all of  the wineries in the region could use the name of the appellation, and of course Bodegas Arzuaga, Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Bodegas Emilio Moro and Pesquera. 

Wines of Ribera del Duero
Like most of northern Spain, Tempranillo is the dominant grape variety in Ribera del Duero. However, in this terroir, hugging the river,
the grape expresses itself with special power unlike the more delicate expressions in Rioja. Ribera del Duero wines have achieved international acclaim and the wines, the status among the great appellations in the world.

The Food of Ribera del Duero

Cattle is rare in this part of Spain so most meat comes from lambs and sheep. Usually
roasted and perfect with the wines of Ribera del Duero. Sheep milk cheeses are a
staple. And there is the famous pata negra (black feet) ham from pigs grown only on
acorns. Cured and sliced paper thin and served by itself. One of the world’s great

Irresistible experiences are waiting for you in Ribera del Duero

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