Archive for October 7, 2015

Elixrr Visits Artadi and the Rioja Region

On my recent trip to the Rioja region in Spain, I was lucky enough to catch the first day of harvest at Artadi.  Artadi is one of the top bodegas in Rioja and uses biodynamic and organic concepts in the vineyards.

On September 11, 2015 they began harvest in their El Cerredillo vineyard by picking Viura grapes.  The weather was beautiful on the day, as you can see above and below.

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A vineyard worker happily picking Viura grapes on the first day of harvest.

Below some vineyard pictures at Artadi:

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Tempranillo grapes in the Vina El Pisón vineyard.

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More Tempranillo in the Vina El Pisón

Below more pictures of the El Cerredillo Vineyards.

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Cristina Amutio and Me in the El Cerredillo Vineyard

Now some from the Viña El Pisón vineyard:

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The Viña El Pisón Vineyard 

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More Viña El Pisón

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A fig tree with delicious, ripe figs in the Viña El Pisón vineyard.

To find out more about Rioja and Artadi, check out the video I made of my trip there.

Cheers,

Christine