La Rioja  is a wine-making region of Spain.
- Ezcaray -- a small, scenic village about 30km southwest of Haro. Home to a one star Michelin restaurant.
- Haro -- one of the major wine towns of the region; a hill town that is home to a number of world famous bodegas (wineries).
- Logroño The capital of the province
- Santo Domingo de la Calzada -- small town with a cathedral and well-preserved medieval quarter
- Laguardia -- beautiful small medieval hilltop town in the heart of wine country
Spanish is the main language in La Rioja. In fact, Riojans like to point out that this is where the language was first written down, over a thousand years ago in the monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. While La Rioja is a mostly rural province, the presence of the Camino de Santiago and the thousands of foreign pilgrims that pass through each year encourages some residents to learn the basics of English, French, German, or Italian. Nevertheless, a solid grasp of Spanish is recommended.
Drink some of their famous wines.
- Casa Toni, 27 Calle Zumalacarregui, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, 26338, La Rioja. edit
- El Claustro, Calle San Agustin 2, Haro, La Rioja. edit
- Asador La Vieja Bodega, Avenida de La Rioja 17, 26230, Casalarreina, Spain. edit
- Echaurren (El Portal). Calle Padre José García, 19 Ezcaray, La Rioja edit
- Finca de los Arandinos. Ctra Lr 137 Km 6, 26375, Entrena, La Rioja edit
- Restaurant at Marques de Riscal. Calle Torrea, 1, 01340 Elciego, Álava, Spain edit
- La Galeria, Calle Saturnino Ulargul, 26001, Logrono, La Rioja. edit
- En Ascuas, Calle Hermanos Moroy, 22, 26001, Logrono, La Rioja. edit
- Restaurant at Hotel Viura, Calle Mayor, Villabuena de Alava, 01307, La Rioja. edit
La Rioja is a region well known for its wines, particularly the red wines made with tempranillo grape.