In Alava, the attention to good cuisine does
not lag behind. Renowned are the revuelto de perretxikos (a local
wild mushroom omelette) and caracoles (snails) that are collected
in spring with the first rains. In addition, worth mentioning
are habas a la vitoriana (lima beans with ham) as well as various
meat, fish, and vegetable dishes that will delight the most discriminating
Nevertheless, we cannot speak of Alava without mentioning the wine from its Rioja region, which according to wine connoisseurs has superior characteristics to other rioja wines. The wines from the Rioja region in Alava are among the most renowned, and their reputation surpasses our frontiers.