Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival at Union Station

The Third Annual Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival is touching down at the gorgeous Union Station on Saturday, May 21. The festival will feature over 30 top winemakers and 25 notable U.S. chefs cooking creative tapas and for a flat all inclusive price of admission you can imbibe to your heart’s desire. And you can feel good while partaking in the decadent alegría de vivir: All proceeds will benefit the Global Gift Foundation, the Eva Longoria Foundation, Piggy Bank, and the James Beard Foundation.


Known as Spain’s most prominent and celebrated wine and culinary region, the seven valleys of Rioja are home to over 600 wineries, or “bodegas” as the Spanish call them.


Nearly 200 vibrant wines from Rioja, from Blancos and Rosados to Reservas and Gran Reservas, and everything in-between will be poured. Participating U.S. master chefs include Maximillian Chow of Mr. Chow, Ray Garcia of Broken Spanish, Sarah Simmons of Birds & Bubbles, Francis Derby of The Cannibal, and many more. For a full list of participating chefs and bodegas, go here.


Part of the inspired food revolution of small plates paired with great friends, you won’t want to miss this unprecedented wine and foodie Los Angeles event. The festival expects tickets to sell out, so I’d suggest snagging yours soon.


Live music capturing the sounds of Spain


A few more pictures to whet your appetites.

The jamón bar, cheese cave and paella garden will allow guests to savor the pride of Spain with delicious hanging hams, Spain’s finest cheeses and signature dishes. Wine tasting seminars, hosted by preeminent Rioja wine and cultural expert Ana Fabiano, promise to enlighten guests about the depth and richness of the region. I hope to see you at Union Station!


For more information and tickets, go here.

The Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival will be held at Union Station on Saturday, May 21 from 1-5pm. All inclusive tickets are $65.

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