For those who are visiting Haro, I strongly urge you to visit this Bodega. It’s a bit like reading the classics like Charles Dickens before you move on to other books. This is the oldest bodega in Haro and one of the first 3 in Rioja (the other two being Marques de Murrieta and Marques de Riscal). We are told special techniques are “passed down” by family tradition which includes special way of filtering the wines, crafting of oak barrels in its own cooperage and many more.
And this tradition could also be observed in Bilbao. Kate Zaharra is a favourite, especially convenient for travellers who want to savour the last bit of Spanish fare before they bid farewell to the country. The best part of the three course meal is the first encounter in it’s wine cellar where you are surrounded by bottles, anything and everything related to wine.