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Ribera y Rueda: Food Friendly Wines From Spain

Enter to win a trip for two to Ribera y Rueda, Spain’s most prestigious wine regions in 2025! Here’s your opportunity to experience the best bodegas (wineries), tour with winemakers and taste their best bottles while taking in historical sites. Stay in luxurious accommodations, partake in late lunches, tapas crawls and fancy wine dinners.

Find Ribera y Rueda wines at Lunds & Byerlys

culture is excited to be partnering with Ribera y Rueda and Lunds & Byerlys to bring a taste of Spain directly to you! For the rest of the year, 11 select locations of Lunds & Byerlys will highlight Ribera del Duero and Rueda wines with special promotions and tastings.

Participating Retailers

401 County Rd 42 East
Burnsville, MN

800 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN

1208 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN

1299 Promenade Place
Eagan, MN

5725 Duluth Street
Golden Valley, MN

12880 Elm Creek Blvd North
Maple Grove, MN

3455 Vicksburg Lane North
Plymouth, MN

13081 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN

3777 Park Center Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN

4630 Centerville Road
White Bear Lake, MN

7050 Valley Creek Plaza
Woodbury, MN

Meet Spain’s Finest Wines

Winemaking in Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines began almost 2,000 years ago. The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions—symbolism that represents the name of Spain’s largest region and a sense of purpose and prestige that has persisted to this day. It’s a wonder anyone would have thought to plant grapes in this place of extreme temperatures, blisteringly hot summers, bitterly cold winters, rocky terrain, and high altitudes, but a river runs through it, and with that, the key to vibrant vineyards and the stunning wines that come from them. Ribera y Rueda were bestowed the Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status in the 1980’s—and the rest, as they say, is history.

Ribera del Duero is home to more than 300 wineries, all of which have an almost singular focus: Tinto Fino, aka Tempranillo. Because many of the Ribera del Duero vines have been around for decades, they have adapted to the short growing season and develop their fruit relatively quickly. The result is complex wines with balanced acidity, a backbone of tannins, dark fruit, and sturdy structure. Read more.

Rueda sits at half a mile above sea level, where the climate is extreme with cold winters, late springs, and blistering summers. While harsh for humans, its native grape, Verdejo, thrives under these conditions, concentrating flavor. Characterized by elegant tropical fruit and fragrant citrus notes, the wines are aromatic and full-bodied with lively acidity. Read more.

Want to learn more about these fantastic Spanish wines?

Ribera del Duero and Rueda: Your Next Wine Country Destination

Food and Wine Pairings: The Secret Ingredient

Say Cheese! Perfect Pairings with Verdejo and Tempranillo

Ribera, Rueda, and Micro Tapas

Winter Whites, Late Summer Reds

Grilling the Tempranillo Way

The Ultimate Spanish Food and Cheese Pairing Guide

Tempranillo: King of Grapes

Ribera: Land of Extremes, Home to the King

Verdejo: The World’s Next Great White Wine

Rueda: Land of Lions and Verdejos

Talking Tapas and Spain’s Most Prestigious Wine Region

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Ribera y Rueda

Ribera y Rueda were bestowed the Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status in the 1980s. Rueda is home to Verdejo, Spain’s #1 white wine. Ribera del Duero produces Tempranillo, one of Spain’s most prestigious reds.

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