The six Station Quarter wineries will host one of the five exclusive Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter master tastings on 16 November. Only a hundred wineries from around the world have been selected to be present at one of the great international wine events in Asia.

La Cata del Barrio de la Estación will travel to Shanghai on 16th November to take part in Decanter Shanghai Fine Wine Encounter, accepting the exclusive invitation made months ago by the prestigious Decanter publishing group. This is the most important event organised by the British publication on the Asian continent, which will be attended by 100 wineries from all over the world, specially selected by the magazine’s tasting panel and management.

As part of the official programme of this event, five master tastings will be held, including one offered by the wineries of the Barrio de la Estación, which, once again together, will take us on a journey through their history through their wines. María Urrutia, marketing director and fifth generation of CVNE; Agustín Santolaya, general manager of Bodegas RODA; Mayte Calvo, technical director of Bodegas Bilbaínas; Guillermo de Aranzabal, president of Grupo La Rioja Alta, S.A.; Eduardo Muga, co-owner of Bodegas Muga; and Juan Antonio Leza, general manager of Gómez Cruzado, will be in charge of personally leading this special experience, which will be enjoyed by a hundred or so prominent professionals, buyers and expert tasters from the Asian giant.

The wines to be tasted will be:

  • Gómez Cruzado, Honorable 2014
  • CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva 2012
  • Bodegas Bilbaínas, Viña Pomal Gran Reserva 2010
  • Bodegas RODA, RODA I 2004
  • Bodegas Muga, Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010
  • La Rioja Alta, S.A., Gran Reserva 890 de 1995
  • Bodegas RODA, RODA I 1995
  • La Rioja Alta S.A., Gran Reserva 904 de 1985
  • Bodegas Bilbaínas, Viña Pomal Gran Reserva 1978
  • CVNE, Imperial Gran Reserva 1970
  • Bodegas Muga, Prado Enea 1970
  • Gómez Cruzado, Honorable 1964

The most international Barrio de la Estación

This action is part of the international projection that these wineries jointly wish to give to the Barrio de la Estación to promote its historical and cultural value as the cradle of Rioja wine and as one of the best wine tourism destinations in the world. A determined global drive that began in May 2019 with a successful special edition in New York called “Rioja Railway Wine Experience” and which endorsed the commitment of the six wineries to unite their philosophies, traditions and the renowned quality of their wines to present them together around the world. In this way, the internationalisation of La Cata del Barrio de la Estación takes another firm step, in another important foreign market, to bring the quality, personality and diversity of Rioja to professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world.