2018 Talent

Ana Fabiano

Rioja Brand Ambassador

Visit Rioja winery principals and Wine Region of Rioja author/DOCa Rioja Brand Ambassador Ana Fabiano at the Rioja Tent during Taste of Texas and throughout the day for one-on-one tastings with the wineries at the Grand Tasting.


One of the great wine regions of the world, Rioja is located in northern Spain and is the country’s oldest and most prominent wine-producing area.

The three sub-regions that comprise Rioja (Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja), each have their own unique characteristics, but across the board, Rioja is defined by quality, heritage and integrity, as well as tremendous diversity.

Rioja’s red wines are mainly produced from Tempranillo, a varietal that reaches its finest expression in Rioja. Rioja wines are classified by their aging, with Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva as the most commonly found categories. One of these category seals is on the back of every single bottle of Rioja and guarantees its origin.