Restaurants in The Rioja Wine Region
Wine and gastronomy are inextricably linked. In this section we have included a list of Rioja wineries that serve meals to visitors, and a choice of restaurants especially related to wine culture in the region. Some wineries have a restaurant where you can eat à la carte, but it is more common that they offer a fixed menu of typical Rioja cuisine, sometimes only for groups and by reservation. It could happen, even, that these wineries don’t have their own cook, but hire a caterer, so it is advisable to learn in advance. As for restaurants included in this section, some have an outstanding wine list, sommelier or service; others organize regularly tastings and pairings, and some are located in old cellars.