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Barrel room of the boutique winery Gómez Cruzado in Haro

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Gómez Cruzado debuts a premium tasting in its wine cellar featuring its most representative wines from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa

Haro, October 2014 - The winery Gómez Cruzado, located in the Barrio de la Estación in Haro, is debutting a collection of its most representative wines from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa in a premium tasting. Now visitors have one more way to enjoy wine tourism in this century-old wine-making establishment. This tasting must be scheduled by appointment and can be in English or Spanish. It takes place in the tasting room and includes the following wines: Gómez Cruzado Blanco, Gómez Cruzado Vendimia Seleccionada, two vintages of Gómez Cruzado Reserva, Honorable, and a surprise from the oenologist, as well as a tasting of Rioja's designated origin olive oil and an appetizer.

Founded in 1886, Gómez Cruzado was one of the first wineries to set up shop in the Barrio de la Estación in Haro in the 19th century. Eager to share wine culture and Rioja's winemaking heritage, Gómez Cruzado opens every day of the week to allow wine lovers to experience Rioja's history and the evolution of this century-old winery that offers fine wines with typicity from Haro. Visitors can travel through the past and present of Riojan winemaking at this boutique winery with an artisanal focus.

With this premium tasting priced at 30€ per person, visitors can witness firsthand how Gómez Cruzado remains faithful to its founding principle from 128 years ago of crafting a fine Rioja wine (which is exactly the profile of reds from the Barrio de la Estación in Haro), while at the same time exploring the expressions of Gómez Cruzado’s 50 hectares of vineyards located across diverse environments: Garnacha in Alto Najerilla - an area close to the Sierra de la Demanda; and Tempranillo from the heart of Rioja Alta (the triangle formed by Uruñuela, Torremontablo and Cenicero), as well as the mythical foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria (including Rioja Alavesa and Sonsierra).

The premium tasting is another way to experience Gómez Cruzado, in addition to the guided tours offered in English and Spanish every day of the week at 12 noon (and at 5pm on Saturdays) which includes a tasting of three wines for a price of 10€ per person. Another option is a by-the-glass tasting where visitors can choose from all the Gómez Cruzado wines. This type of tasting is available every day of the week and does not need to be scheduled in advance.

Gómez Cruzado is part of the Rioja Alta Wine Route: a private-public endeavor designed to energize and promote the historic, artistic, and environmental wealth of this privileged winemaking region.

The History of Gómez Cruzado
The origins of Bodegas y Viñedos Gómez Cruzado date back to 1886, when Ángel Gómez de Arteche, a nobleman of Mexican origin, decided to start making and bottling his own wine in Haro, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. In 1916 Gómez Cruzado was bought by Ángel and Jésus Gómez Cruzado (both natives of Rioja), for whom today's winery is named. There have been many investors over the years before the winery passed into the hands of the current owners, the Baños family, who are originally from Badarán and currently reside in Mexico. Today, Gómez Cruzado is run by the duo of David González and Juan Antonio Leza: two young Riojan oenologists and viticulture technicians with over a decade of experience as consultants for major projects in Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Arlanza, Rueda, Toro, Navarra, Somontano, Castilla la Mancha, Extremadura, and other regions. David and Juan Antonio began to work on this project in 2008 as consultants, and today it is their foremost passion.

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AVDA. DE VIZCAYA, Nº 6 · APDO. DE CORREOS Nº 34 · 26200, HARO, LA RIOJA (SPAIN)T. (+34) 941 312 502 · F. (+34) 941 303 567 · bodega@gomezcruzado.com

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