La Rioja vineyards ~ Spain


A landscape of vineyards in the La Rioja province in Spain.

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La Rioja is the home of Spanish Red Wine.

A province and autonomous community of Northern Spain, La Rioja is crossed by the Camino de Santiago. The name comes from the river Oja that flows through the region (Rio Oja).

La Rioja is also the second province with the smallest population in Spain. The total population is 325,000m with half of the people living in the capital, Logroño. It did feel quite empty when I walked through it twice.

It is a beautiful province with large acres of vineyards and low hills. The weather is often great and warm.

This is why this shot reminds me of vineyards in the Provence in France, or Tuscany in Italy.

Personal advice: When eating in la Rioja, do not order white wine. I have received weird looks and it seriously doesn’t taste very good. Red wine is the way to go! Certainly tastes much better than the free wine from the Wine Fountain in Navarra!

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Quick Tips:

Always make sure your memory card is inside your camera before you go out. It might sound obvious but it happens to just forget it in the computer. In fact, if your camera allows it, deactivate the “shoot without a memory card” option so the camera will warn you when a card is missing.

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      I’m glad my photography is helping people know more about other cultures, that’s my main goal.

      Cheers to you!