Good news for our partner Museo Vivanco de la Cultura del Vino, which has had the honour of having its image on a postage stamp.
The Vivanco Museum becomes part of the philatelic series ‘Museums’, in which the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao and the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Valencia have appeared to date.
Among the numerous requests received each year, the State Philatelic Commission chooses those motifs considered to be most representative, of greatest social significance or most closely linked to our cultural heritage. On this occasion, those chosen were the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture, the Postal and Telegraphic Museum of Madrid and the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida.
Correos will put into circulation a print run of 150,000 stamps of these three emblematic museums dedicated to art and our history. The postal value of each stamp is 1.50€.
Specifically, the motif reproduced on the stamp dedicated to the Vivanco Museum are two centenary presses: a Castilian walnut and elm wood press from the end of the 18th century and the 19th century Asturian sobigaño press.
The fact that the image of the Vivanco Museum deserves its place in the philatelic series Museos de Correos is also significant for the whole of the Rioja Alta Wine Route, which expands its possibilities of being visited by wine tourists from all over the world.
Inaugurated in 2004 in a privileged cultural and natural setting, the Vivanco Museum welcomes tourists from all over Spain and from fifty countries. The journey through 8000 years of history, wine and its millenary culture, will cross from Briones new postal routes by land, sea and air.