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The Night of San Lorenzo, when the rain of stars fills the sky with magic, in Rioja is celebrated with two uninterrupted days of tastings and music.

On August 13, the Briones Wineries open their doors and and host a guided sampling and winetasting for all visitors, both those who are new to the culture of wine as well as those who love and are introduced to its culture. To round off the weekend, on Saturday, August 12, the wineries of San Vicente de la Sonsierra will hold an open-house events as part of this celebration.

Jornada de puertas abiertas de las bodegas con motivo de la Noche de San Lorenzo

The San Lorenzo Night is a very special occasion to visit us and spend a unique weekend in our Boutique Hotel Santa María Briones, winner of the Best Of Wine Tourism 2023, awarded by the Great Wine Capitals global network in the category of Bilbao-Rioja Best Accommodation.

At the Hotel Santa María Briones, we love our culture and enjoy promoting the activities taking place in our region. To offer our visitors a whole journey by giving them access to local and genuine experiences held throughout Rioja. So that you can indulge in each activity, we give you the San Lorenzo Nights 2023 entire program.

Briones winetourism

Sunday August 13: Briones

From 12 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.- Wineries opening and wine tasting. Each winery’s guided winetastings schedule by The Wine Educator:

Visits to the Museo Vivanco from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (by phone appointment, 941 32 23 23, limited capacity)

Musical Performances at Plaza de España.

  • At 1:00 p.m. Folk dancing by the dance group “Villa de Briones.”
  • From 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Twin Room musical performance.
  • From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The local dance group tours the wineries alongside the Gaita (bagpipe) and Tamboril (tambourine).
  • From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Trio Coppelia performance.
  • From 11:00 p.m. La Guagua Disco Show.

The winetasting and sampling continue from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. alongside the “Villa de Briones” dance group, the Gaita and Tamboril.

  • Briones involved wineries.
  • Bodegas Betolaza. Calle Cuesta Dulce, 12.
  • Bodegas Daniel Puras Peciña.  Calle Cuesta Dulce, 1.
  • Bodegas Zurbal.  Camino de la Estación, 15.   Live painting with B. Zurbal wines (afternoon hours).
  • Bodegas Erre que Erre. Calle Plazuela Vaquera.
  • Bodega Bárbara. Calle Plazuela el Muro.
  • Vinos Crew. Calle Acera de en Medio. Introduction to landscape art by a painter during winery hours.
  • Bodega La Cueva del Americano. Calle Muro.
  • Museo y Bodegas Vivanco. Free visits to the Museum from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Visit to the winery at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., fee €17 (both museum and winery by phone appointment, 941 32 23 23, limited capacity)

If you’re up to visit San Vicente de la Sonsierra on August 12 – a beautiful town in the foothills of the Sierra de Toloño, located 7 minutes by car from Briones, here’s the entire program at this link

For further information and booking:

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