Rioja is the most famous winemaking region in Spain, made from grapes grown not only in the autonomous community of La Rioja, but also in parts of Navarre and the Basque province of Álava. The region is subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Many wines have traditionally blended fruit from all three regions though there is a slow growth in single-zone wines. The flagship grape of Rioja is the Tempranillo, used to create delicious reds and blended with other regional grapes like Mazuelo, Garnacha Tinta, and Graciano. The Viura (also known as Macabeo) is the main white grape, often blended with Garnacha Blanca to create rich, dry white wines. At House of Townend our range of Rioja wines is packed full of fantastic wines from the award winning Rioja Vega winery.