One of the most emblematic winery districts in La Rioja is San Asensio, also known as Barrio de las Cuevas. It has 300 wineries located on a hill called Cerrillo Verballe, in the upper part of the village. A large number of the cellars are excavated underground with entrances and small ashlar constructions visible. There are also tuferas, or “tuferas”, which are visible as a sign of the cellars dug into the rock, which criss-cross each other, giving rise to passages between cellars. There are cellars from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.


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