The countdown has begun. In less than just two months, we will get to enjoy this incredibly unique experience: The Haro Station Wine Experience. This third edition, which will be held on June 16th, will be remembered for more than just its extraordinary selection of wines produced by the seven houses and organizers of the best wine experience in all of Spain. The culinary portion will also be another undisputed star of this important event, thanks to the wineries’ commitment to harmonizing their wines with the best cuisine from the La Rioja region.
El Portal del Echaurren and Venta Moncalvillo, which have two and one Michelin stars respectively, are the restaurants that have been specially selected this year to participate in the event with exclusive creations that blend perfectly with the fourteen wines of international prestige that will be served by the seven wineries from the Station District. Francis Paniego, chef at El Portal del Echaurren, will cook three succulent dishes, while Ignacio Echapresto, head of the kitchen at Venta Moncalvillo, will present four other delicacies. A total of seven culinary creations that will represent La Rioja’s haute cuisine and which, tested by the wineries themselves, will go perfectly with the extraordinary wines that can be tasted throughout the day.
Both Francis Paniego, who will prepare the tapas for El Portal del Echaurren, and Ignacio and Carlos Echapresto, in charge of preparing the dishes for Venta Moncalvillo, are winners of Spain’s National Gastronomy Award in their respective categories, Francis Paniego and Ignacio Echapresto received the award in the chef category, while Carlos Echapresto received his in the sommelier category.
In addition, since no meal can be enjoyed with a sweet ending, master pastry chef Juan Ángel Rodrigálvarez, winner of Spain’s National Gastronomy Award in 2010 for being the Best Confectioner Pastry Chef, will finish off the brilliant culinary portion with his chocolate Maraví.
The Haro Station Wine Experience will hold its most exclusive, gourmet edition on 16th June. A world-class event that will demonstrate the relevance of this unique location for Spanish wine history with the López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, CVNE, Gómez Cruzado, La Rioja Alta, S.A., Viña Pomal Bodegas Bilbaínas, Bodegas Muga and Bodegas RODA wineries as the protagonists of an already unmissable day on the viniculture and wine tourism calendar in Spain.
The seven wineries that comprise this emblematic location will serve two of their own best wines, an offering which includes novelty wines, vintage wines not yet available on the market and established labels that will be recognised by wine lovers from all over the world.
The gathering is an irresistible encounter for lovers of wine, tourism and the most gourmet cuisine, with the chance of discovering and savouring wine in unique settings, visiting centenary cellars next to the Ebro River, delving into the silence of the barrel rooms where some of the best wines from La Rioja lie or marvelling at the perfect harmony between the modernist and avant-garde architecture designed by Zaha Hadid. A day considered by critics as the best wine event of the country, which has received awards on numerous occasions from different organisations for its undoubtable quality of wine tourism.