26 Mar 13
WORLD HERITAGE CANDIDACY
“The cultural landscape of the wine and vineyard in La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa” in the list of candidates for Cultural World Heritage Site.
As responsible part for the landscape of Rioja Alavesa, in Eguren Ugarte we are proud to know that UNESCO is considering “The cultural landscape of the wine and vineyard in La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa” to its declaration as a World Heritage Site.
This application, presented by Riojan and Basque Governments, shows the cultural landscape understood as the result of the interaction of nature and man through time, consisting of multiple elements of what is known as “wine culture”.
One of the strengths of the application is based on the attractiveness of a natural enviroment to the service of man, with fields of vines, which molds to the ridge, the valley of the Ebro, and focus the activities of persons engaged in the world of winemaking.