Diploma in Rioja Wine Tourism

Make people passionate about Rioja

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Welcome to this 100% online, open and free course.

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to obtain sufficient training in both Rioja and wine tourism. It will help to have the necessary and essential basis to be part of this professional community, within teams such as public relations of wineries and agencies that specialise in tours and visits.

You will immerse yourself in a wealth of knowledge about all of the virtues and factors that make our region different from the rest: the territory, grape varietals, the human element, the styles of wine that are created, the classifications of Rioja wines, regulations on viticulture and aspects to do with production, gastronomy and history. You will study the skill set that professionals in this field must have: setting up wine culture experiences and activities, customer service, managing situations, terminology in English and wine service.


When you complete the course, you will have a sound knowledge of Rioja and you will understand why it has the position it has among the world's great and most recognised wines.

You will acquire a body of knowledge that will stand you in good stead to be able to convey and provide a better experience and service to visitors, as well as understanding the importance of being one of the company's faces to the general public.

Estimated duration: 20 hrs.

Assessment: At the end of each module there will be a set of review questions relating to the content. To progress to the next modules, you will need to answer 100% of the questions correctly and you will have a limited number of attempts.

At the end of the course you will take the final exam. This will consist of 30 questions, which you will have to answer within a time limit of 30 minutes. To be awarded the Diploma in Rioja Wine Tourism, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly. You have a maximum of 2 attempts.

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  • This module explores the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja. You will learn how a unique geography explains much of Rioja's name and world-wide reputation.

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  • This lesson introduces us into the land of Tempranillo and other varieties from Rioja, production and special characteristics. We also talk about phylloxera, which marks a before and after in the history of wine growing in Rioja.

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  • This lesson details the process in the winery which ensures that the wines of Rioja attain their maximum potentiality. Basically this lesson concentrates on the art of ageing wines and the categories that make the different wines of Rioja unique.

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  • Rioja is quality from the vineyard to the glass that you finally enjoy. This module explains how the first need arose to assure the origin of our wines and its history  up to today’s quality control, which backs Rioja's reputation in the domestic and international markets

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  • This module delves into the marketing of Rioja wines, an area in which the Wine Region is the undisputed leader among Spanish wines.

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  • Rioja wines are covered by the oldest Designation of Origin in Spain. This lesson explains the historical evolution of its production structure, its viticulture and its wineries, as well as its Control Board, all of which have turned Rioja into a world reference. 

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  • Rioja is a wine born in a land whose people have made their culinary culture a sign of identity. This module presents those facets that make D.O.Ca. Rioja a unique place in the world.

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  • We defend a simple tasting communication, which uses a universal language that allows us to reach the whole world and thus communicate effectively.

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  • Wine attracts a very large number of visitors who wish to travel the world and discover wine regions, the people who care for the land and make the wine and the surrounding landscapes.

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  • In this module, we will try to clarify basic concepts about the service and handling of wine and its relation to food. By the end, we would like you to have an instrument to help you receive visitors at the winery, making your wine experience unique.

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  • The growth of wine tourism in Spain has grown dramatically in recent years, extending to almost all wine regions and especially in Rioja. 

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  • Show everything you have learned by taking this 30-question exam. You have 30 minutes to answer them and 2 opportunities to answer 75% of the questions correctly. 

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