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What is the Haro Station Wine Experience?

The Haro Station Wine Experience is held in Haro, La Rioja, in an iconic district which boasts the highest concentration of centuries-old wineries in the world. It is a unique event with a festive atmosphere and a multitude of activities, where wine lovers can taste an exclusive selection of fourteen wines made by the organising wineries, accompanied by a top-level culinary proposal. Considered Spain’s wine event par excellence, it aims to showcase the Haro Railway Station District as the cradle of Rioja Wine and one of the top wine and wine tourism destinations in the world.

Who is organising the Haro Station Wine Experience?

The event is organised by seven historic Rioja wineries in this very special location, all of them internationally-renowned icons: CVNE, Bodegas Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia, Bodegas Gómez-Cruzado, Bodegas La Rioja Alta S.A., Bodegas Bilbaínas, Bodegas Muga and Bodegas Roda.

When is the event?

The third Haro Station Wine Experience is to be held in June 2018. The Day for End Consumers will be held on 16 June (Saturday) and the Day for Professionals will be held on 18 June (Monday). The 16 June event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After 6 p.m., access to the cellars will not be permitted and the wine service will end. At 6.30 p.m. the wineries will close their doors and no visitors will be allowed inside.

What does the event consist of?

The Haro Station Wine Experience is a two-day event to taste and gain a better understanding of the wines made by the wineries. It is an event that aims to highlight the renowned quality of these wines and the Station District as a unique space with an incalculable winemaking, cultural, historical and architectural heritage.
On the Day for End Consumers, the Station District is pedestrianised and visitors can stroll leisurely and access the wineries, where they can taste the wines (two per winery) and tapas (one per winery).
The fourteen wines on offer are high-end, internationally-renowned wines, specially selected by each winery for this special celebration.
This third event has substantially improved the culinary offer, with the Riojan chefs Francis Paniego (3 Michelin stars, two at El Portal de Echaurren, Ezcaray) and the brothers Carlos and Ignacio Echapresto (one Michelin star, Venta Moncalvillo, Daroca de Rioja) preparing seven tapas for attendees to complete a succulent journey through some of the most renowned products and dishes of Rioja’s delicious cuisine. To round off the culinary experience, the Riojan master ice-cream maker, Fernando Sáenz Duarte (Obrador Grate), will surprise visitors with a refreshing proposal specially designed for this event.
The allergens of the seven food creations to be served during the Day for End Consumers will be published on our website.
In addition to wine and food creations tastings, there will be musical performances, street shows, activities in the wineries, and more.
The Day for Professionals will bring together top Spanish and international wine and food professionals (trade press, sommeliers, tasters, restaurateurs, etc.). The day’s highlights include a Master Class led by the renowned Master of Wine and Spanish wine expert Sarah Jane Evans, who has been elected 2018 Engine Driver of the Year, following from Tim Atkin MW and Pedro Ballesteros MW.

How much are entrance fees?

The price to enjoy this great festive Day for End Consumers around wine and gastronomy will be €100, although organising wineries have set a special advance price of €80 + booking fee (€2.40).

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy your tickets following the link on our website

After buying tickets online, do I have to take it to the box office to be able to enter?

Yes. After buying the ticket, you will receive a message at the email address that you indicated with the proof of payment and a link to download your ticket in PDF format. If you do not receive the message within a day, please check your spam folder in case your email client has put it there.
Download your PDF ticket and keep it in a safe place.
Please remember to print your ticket and bring it with you to the Station District. When you get there, go to the box office with your printed copy to exchange it for your wineglass, wineglass carrier and wine and tapas vouchers.
Each ticket receipt has a unique QR code which serves to validate your reservation. Each code can only be validated once. Do not give your ticket to another person or make multiple copies. The first ticket we validate on the day of the event automatically voids all others.

What can I do at the event?

After collecting your wineglass, carrier and vouchers, you can freely visit the seven wineries in any order you wish.

Are there regular winery tours on those days?

The usual tours offered by the wineries during the rest of the year are not given during the Haro Station Wine Experience. The large number of visitors makes them unfeasible. However, the seven wineries make both indoor and outdoor spaces available that can be visited freely.

Are there parking facilities?

There are several clearly signposted parking areas managed by event staff both inside the Station District and in the vicinity. Parking in these areas is free of charge.

How can I get to Haro?

You can reach Haro by motorway, road, regular coach line and train.
The nearest airports are Vitoria (48 km), Logroño (62 km) and Bilbao (107 km)
The organisation is working on scheduling several buses and shuttle trains to facilitate travel from the nearest provincial capitals. These will be announced through this website, on social media and news media.
You can find detailed information in the ‘Getting here’ section on this website.

Can I get an invoice for the tickets?

If you require an invoice, please let us know by email ([email protected]) including your tax details and the number of tickets purchased.
We will send the invoice by e-mail as soon as possible.

Can minors attend the event?

Children under 18 years of age may not enter the wineries although, logically, they can freely move through the streets of the district. There are no scheduled activities for children or childcare services provided.

Can I bring a friend without a ticket? Can I use the facilities without participating in the event? Can I attend the event without a ticket?

You cannot share the ticket or vouchers with other people. Each ticket has a unique QR code which serves to validate your reservation.
All attendees at the Haro Station Wine Experience ages 18 and up have to purchase a ticket, regardless of whether they can consume alcohol or not.

Are stag/hen parties allowed?

In order to respect the spirit and philosophy of the event as far as possible, stag or hen parties are not allowed during the event and, therefore, access to the wineries will not be allowed.

Any other questions?

If you have any other queries, please write to us at [email protected] or phone us on +34 647410181 and we will gladly assist you.