With the motto "Diversity, authenticity and honesty", the Spanish DOCa Rioja presents itself for the sixth time with an impressive stand (10 B 62) at ProWein in Düsseldorf. From 15th to 17th In March 2020 there will be daily seminars in the form of casual Talks, including with the Masters of Wine Tim Atkin, Sarah Jane Evans and Pedro Ballesteros. A large selection of quality wines is available in the Tasting Lounge. In the meeting area, the wineries from Rioja can reserve tables and hold their meetings.
After a successful first day at the fair, we invite you to the Rioja Afterwork Party on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. With excellent wines and delicious food there is an opportunity to exchange ideas.
At the info counter, visitors receive information on all Rioja exhibitors throughout the trade fair and support in contacting them.Program of Talks: Sunday, 15.03.2020, 12 pmDiversity – Soils of Rioja
David Schwarzwälder presents the diversity of soils and microclimates of Rioja, that make our wines unique and allows us to produce a wide range of wines with different personalities.Sunday, 15.03.2020, 2 pmDiversity – Single Vineyards
Tim Atkin MW presents the new geographical indication "Viñedos Singulares", which highlights origin and terroir and shows the exact origin of the wines.Sunday, 15.03.2020, 4 pmDiversity – Sparkling Wines in Rioja
A brand new milestone will be presented by Sarah Jane Evans MW: The production of quality white and rosé sparkling wines that will enrich Riojas portfolio.Sunday, 15.03.2020, 5:30 pmRioja Afterwork Party
Come together and get to know Rioja! We invite you to enjoy some of the finest wines, to try delicious food and have good talks with us about the regions future.Monday, 16.03.2020, 10 amAuthenticity – Reservas & Gran Reservas
Sarah Jane Evans MW tells us about the great aging potential of Rioja wines, a unique quality for its international recognition as one of the greatest European designations of origin.Monday, 16.03.2020, 12 pmAuthenticity – Great Vintages of Rioja
Guided by Pedro Ballesteros MW we will make a trip through some of the most emblematic vintages of the wines of our region.Monday, 16.03.2020, 2 pmAuthenticity – Old Vines in Rioja
Tim Atkin MW takes us on a virtual tour through Rioja, thanks to the efforts of our wineries, one of the regions with the highest number of old vines worldwide (more than 35 years).Tuesday, 17.03.2020, 10 amHonesty – Rioja Categories/New Labelling Rules and Regulations
The DOCa Rioja regulations are among the strictest in Europe. José Luis Lapuente, General Manager of the Control Council, explains traceability, rules and quality standards.