Rioja Alavesa is the smallest of the three wine-producing sub-regions in Rioja, Spain. It is situated to the north of the River Ebro, straddling the La Rioja region and the Alava province within the autonomous community of the Pais Vasco (Basque Country).
Tempranillo is the main grape variety here, as in all parts of the Rioja, and Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano are used as blending partners. These wines are often prized for their aging potential. A very small quantity of white wine is also produced in Rioja Alavesa, from Viura (Macabeo) grapes.