Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain

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Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain
Marqués de Riscal Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja

THE Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain

The Marqués de Riscal Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain represents a synthesis of design and gastronomy. You can find this luxury hotel winery nestled in the Rioja Alavesa region, approximately 100 kilometers south of Bilbao. The winery was founded in 1858, produced its first wine in 1862, and in 1895 it was the first non-French wine to win the diploma of honor by the Bordeaux Exhibition.


The Architecture

Aside from the award winning wine, the hotel winery aims to meld innovation with history – and it succeeds. The acclaimed architect, Canadian born Frank O. Gehry, also designed such masterpieces as the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao (which, since you will be so close, is a “must see” during your stay at the hotel), the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, and the Beekman Tower in New York City. In this hotel winery, Gehry’s architecture is as visionary as the prized wine within its walls.


The Hotel

It should come as no surprise that the hotel restaurant, Marques de Riscal, has been awarded a Michelin star. Dishes are inspired and created by the prestigious Chef Francis Paniego, and of course the menu offers a wide selection of wines from Marqués de Riscal winery to accompany any selection.


The Itinerary

Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain
Vivanco Museum

Close by you’ll find the medieval villages of Elciego, Laguardia and Briones.


If you want to continue your gastronomic enrichment, head to the Vivanco Museum, which offers a lesson in the history and culture of wine.  Opened by the King of Spain in 2005, Dinastia Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture is assured a place among the worlds best wine museums. If on the other hand you want a spiritual experience, head to the Unesco World Heritage Sites of the San Millan Monasteries.



Luxury Hotel Winery in Rioja, Spain

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  1. Joeann
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    Could you inform me what style are you utilizing on your website?

    It looks good.

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