Traditions

The Wine Battle in La Rioja

The Wine Battle in La Rioja

The most famous festival in the city of Haro is held on Saint Peter's Day, 29 June, declared to be of NATIONAL TOURIST INTEREST, during which, on the cliffs of Bilibio, the "Wine Battle" is held, which Hergueta already mentions in his book published in 1906, and which maintains the same events as at the beginning of the century. The origin of this tradition seems to be a dispute over the ownership of these cliffs with the neighbouring town of Miranda de Ebro

Battle of El Clarete in La Rioja

Battle of El Clarete in La Rioja

One of the last Sundays in July, the famous "Battle of Claret" is celebrated in the Rioja town of San Asensio. Claret is a fresh, young wine made in this part of the Rioja Alta. For this reason, San Asensio is known in the wine world as "The Cradle of Claret Wine".

The Picaos of San Vicente

The Picaos of San Vicente

Famous dance of the stilts in which eight young men throw themselves on some 45 cm stilts, going around on a cobbled slope called Cuesta de los danzadores.

Briones Medieval Days

Briones Medieval Days

In mid-June the streets of the municipality are decorated with garlands, tapestries and banners with the weapons of the town, making the portals a lively setting for all the activities and trades that took place in the town in the past centuries.