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Soul of Arizcuren Yerga Vineyards
Territory Rioja Alta

Soul of Arizcuren Yerga Vineyards

We will start the visit to the Sierra de Yerga, with the panoramic view offered by the Castle of Quel. Then, we will make an ascending tour of the different vineyards to see their soil characteristics, climate, varieties, cultivation techniques... to finish in a pre-phylloxera vineyard in the middle of the mountain, a real wine-growing jewel. We will conclude the visit by tasting the wines in a wine cellar in the winery district of Quel, feeling with all our senses the landscapes we have just passed through. It will be accompanied by an informal lunch.

About the winery

Micro winery where the vineyards of Sierra de Yerga are made. Small productions of old vineyard and minority varieties of Rioja.

Javier Arizcuren comes from a family of grape growers from Quel, in the Rioja Oriental.

As an architect, his projects include the Marqués de Terán and Finca Los Arandinos wineries and, more recently, the recovery of historic buildings (16th century) and the building complex (19th century) of the Paternina winery in Ollauri.

After studying viticulture and enology at the University of La Rioja and making several trips to national and international wine regions, in 2009 he began to make a small amount of wine in the basement of the family home.

In 2011 he took over the family farm of 16 hectares located in the municipality of Quel and, in 2012, his small production obtained for the first time the status of "qualified" from the DOCa Rioja.