Wines of the Camino

Description of wines found along the Camino de Santiago

Always vino on the Camino… in La Rioja!

Spain is very proud of its indigenous tempranillo grape because they have been making it into wine for over 2,000 years. Unlike other countries who have adopted grapes that were originally indigenous to France or Italy, tempranillo was born and cultivated in Spain, and there is no region for which they are more proud, and taken […]

Txakoli… watch for this wine on your camino!

There will be lots of opportunities on the camino to experience the special tastes of the Spanish kitchen. Some of those flavors are uniquely regional and can only be sampled “at the source”. This is certainly true of the wine “Txakoli (chack-oh-lee) or Chacolí in Spanish. It is popular with people of the Basque Country (El […]

No Vino No Camino (Pt.2) … Pamplona and the wines of Navarra

Pamplona is the first major city the pilgrim reaches after descending from the Pyrenees. It is also the largest city along the Camino Francés and the historic capital of the ancient kingdom of Navarra. Over 90% of the wine production of Navarra is red. The main grape variety is tempranillo, but other types such as garnacha […]