RIOJA RAILWAY
WINE EXPERIENCE

  MAY 22nd, 2019 NEW YORK CITY  

THE EXPERIENCE: NYC 2019

THE UNTOLD STORY OF RIOJA


The Grand Tasting

Taste Rioja's most exceptional wines paired with traditional and modern cuisines from top Mediterranean chefs. All included.

Travel through time via train to visit Rioja's centenary region and experience some of the best wine Spain has to offer!

Journey to Europe's 19th Century, where the Industrial Age changed winemaking forever.

Gómez Cruzado
MONTES OBARENES 2015
PANCRUDO 2016
HONORABLE 2014
GÓMEZ CRUZADO RESERVA 2012
CERRO LAS CUEVAS 2015
La Rioja Alta, S.A.
Finca Martelo 2014
Viña Ardanza 2009
Gran Reserva 904 2010
Viña Arana 2011
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Bodegas Bilbaínas Viña Pomal
Viña Pomal Reserva 2014
Viña Pomal Gran Reserva 2011
Viña Pomal Garnacha 2016
Viña Pomal Blanco Fermentado Barrica 2017
Viña Pomal Tempranillo Blanco 2015
Bodegas Muga
Flor de Muga Rosado 2017 - Mágnum
Muga Reserva 2015
Prado Enea 2010
Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2014
Torre Muga 2015
Bodegas Roda
Bodegas Roda SELA 2016
RODA 2015
RODA I 2012
RODA I 2007
CIRSION 2016

♦ Only available in the Trade&Media event

Preston Madson
Fat Radish
Ginger Pierce
Jams by Jonathan Waxman
Cedric Durand
GAUDir
More to be announced!

The High Line - Chelsea

Entrance on Northeast Corner of West 16th Street and 10th Avenue

Wednesday,

May

22

2019

12:00 PM 4:00 PM

Trade & Media

RSVP

6:00 PM 10:00 PM

Consumer

TICKETS NOT
AVAILABLE YET

The Rioja Railway: Past, Present and Future of Rioja Winemaking.
Hosted by Pedro Ballesteros, MW

Pedro Ballesteros, MW, brings from Spain the richness of Rioja´s centenary wineries. Take the train of Haro with the lead of Pedro Ballesteros in a trip through time. From the oldest wines of the 1970s, to the most innovative 2010s. Discover how Rioja became one of the top wine regions in the World.

ONLY TRADE & MEDIA

The Loft
in MILK Studios

450 West 15th Street #800, between 9th & 10th Avenues, New York, NY 10011
Pedro Ballesteros

Pedro Ballesteros, MW has studied wine from around the world, including in renowned regions such as Jerez, Burgundy, Napa Valley and Bordeaux. He holds an Agronomical Engineer degree and a masters in viticulture and oenology.

Ballesteros is chair of major international wine competitions, including Decanter's WWA, Vinitaly's 5Stars, Concour Mondial Bruxelles and many others. He is active in the fields of promotion and education and sits in the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine, the governing board of the Spanish Taster Union, the Board of the International Federation of Wine Journalists, the Basque Culinary Centre's Wine Committee; Ballesteros is a National expert at OIV and a member of Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino.

Wednesday

May

22

2019

11:00 AM

Masterclass
Session 1

I WANT IN!

4:00 PM

Masterclass
Session 2

I WANT IN!

Guests will be led to The Grand Tasting at The Highline following the Masterclass.

History



1850's

WINE TRANSPORTATION SWITCHES FROM HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES TO RAILWAY CARS

1860's

French winemakers move to Haro, Rioja due to pests

1863 Powdery mildew

1867 Phylloxera

1870's

1877 R. López de Heredia y Landeta is founded

1879 CVNE is founded

1880's / 1890's

1886 Bodegas Gómez Cruzado is founded

1890 La Rioja Alta, S.A. is founded

1900's

1901 Bodegas Bilbaínas - Viña Pomal is founded

1932 Bodegas Muga is founded (1970 - moves to the Station District)

1987 Bodegas Roda is founded

Haro was one of the first cities to have electricity in Europe

Wineries



Rioja is a magical region that sits alongside the great Ebro River and is boarded by the Cantabrian Mountains. World-renowned for its winemaking, the heart of Rioja sits in the town of Haro. There, in the historic city, sits one of the most important areas in the world of wine: The Haro Station District.

Haro was one of the first cities in Spain to have the modern, new technology of the railway come directly from France. While winemaking had been prevalent throughout Spain, it was in the 1860s that several wineries set up near the railway station in Haro and the wine business brought great wealth to the area. Today, the Haro Station District is comprised of seven wineries of different ages, sizes and styles, all creating incredible wines that represent the Haro landscape. Each winery has found its own philosophy and character in the wine created, attracting thousands of oenophiles from around the world.

While these seven wineries strive to create the best wine possible for the region, they will never forget the history that brought them to Haro. It is their past that helps to direct the future of their winemaking, and, together, they look to their roots and push forward to represent wine that will resonate with the world and celebrate the Haro Station District.


Wines



Gómez Cruzado
Vino 1
MONTES OBARENES 2015
Vino 1
PANCRUDO 2016
Vino 1
HONORABLE 2014
Vino 1
GÓMEZ CRUZADO RESERVA 2012
Vino 1
CERRO LAS CUEVAS 2015
La Rioja Alta, S.A.
Vino 1
Finca Martelo 2014
Vino 1
Viña Ardanza 2009
Vino 1
Gran Reserva 904 2010
Vino 1
Viña Arana 2011
Vino 1
Viña Ardanza 2001 Reserva Especial
Bodegas Bilbainas
Vino 1
Viña Pomal Reserva 2014
Vino 1
Viña Pomal Gran Reserva 2011
Vino 1
Viña Pomal Garnacha 2016
Vino 1
Viña Pomal Blanco Fermentado Barrica 2017
Vino 1
Viña Pomal Tempranillo Blanco 2015
Muga
Vino 1
Flor de Muga Rosado 2017 - Mágnum
Vino 1
Muga Reserva 2015
Vino 1
Prado Enea 2010
Vino 1
Muga Reserva Selección Especial 2014
Vino 1
Torre Muga 2015
Roda
Vino 1
Bodegas Roda SELA 2016
Vino 1
RODA 2015
Vino 1
RODA I 2012
Vino 1
RODA I 2007
Vino 1
CIRSION 2016