LA RIOJA WITH KIDS: VIVANCO MUSEUM
Travel allows us to understand other cultures, experience different ways of life, and learn more about our history. Last year we traveled to La Rioja, renowned worldwide for its remarkable wines, and we had the chance to visit Vivanco – the Museum of the Wine Culture-, where we learned about the origin and history of wine.
Vivanco is located in Briones’ medieval town and is considered one of the most important wine museums in the world. Vivanco’s vineyard has recently been named one of the best in the world too. Even if you don’t like wine, this museum in La Rioja – the land of wine- is worth visiting.
Vivanco is a modern museum that combines history and nature, with centuries-old vessels, farming tools, innovative audiovisuals, interactive areas for kids, and great works of art by the best Spanish painters like Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Mirò, and Miquel Barcelò.
The museum includes five permanent exhibition halls, a temporary exhibition, and an outside “Garden of Bacchus,” with a collection of over 200 varieties of grapevines from all over the world.
The museum is “devoted to valuing the relationship between man and wine over 8000 years of history. All with a single goal: to educate, teach, spread, and interact with wine as a civilizing element“, and is respected as one of the greatest icons of Wine Culture in the world.
The museum offers workshops for kids and several educational and cultural programs for families. September is a great month to visit this extraordinary museum. La Rioja’s landscapes are beautiful, and there are many grape harvesting activities for the whole family. Kids can trade grapes and run through the vineyards while they learn about nature and history.