Monday-Sundays: 9am - 6pm
Semi - Private: €245 per person
Maximum 7 People
Private Tour for 2px: €350per person
Private Tour for 3-4px: €300 per person
Private Tour for 5-7px: €245 per person
Meeting Point: We will pick you up at your hotel in Logroño, Laguardia, Elciego, Samaniego, Haro, Briñas or San Vicente de la Sonsierra
What To Expect
MARQUES DE RISCAL WINERY
We will start our Architectural Rioja Tour from your hotel in Rioja with a guided visit of the Marques de Riscal winery designed by one of todays leading architects, Franck Gehry. (Also famed for the Guggeheim museum in Bilbao).
The three colours used in the roof imitating the famous old bottles of the winery are an example of how the many facets of this are building are at one with its surroundings.
What to expect:
Guided winery visit (including the visit to the vineyards for stunning pictures of the building)
Taste three of their most representative wines: their famous white wine and two red wines: a crianza and their award winning Rioja Reserva (minimum of three years ageing).
VISIT YSIOS WINERY
In this tour we will also visit the Ysios cellar designed by Santiago Calatrava. The structure boasts many architectural features, for example, the roof aims to simulate te Sierra Cantabria (the mountain range that importantly helps to create the Rioja micro climate).
The type of wines made at this cellar are of the highest quality. Using their very old vineyards they prefer to only make Reservas (minimum of 3 years of ageing) and Gran Reservas (minimum5 years of ageing).
What to expect:
Quick introduction to the winery and wine making process in their cellar
You will have a tutored tasting where you will taste two of their remarkable wines with an aperitif (Iberian ham for example).
We will head to Laguardia for a walk through the beautiful walled, medieval city of LaGuardia, with its underground cellars and wineries. Laguardia is both an architectural marvel and one of the most beautiful towns in the Rioja Alavesa region, if not all of Spain.
What to expect:
Walk around this stunning medieval village. Think fortified walls and narrow cobbled streets, surrounded by vineyards and mountains.
DELICIOUS RIOJANO LUNCH
The next part of our Architectural Rioja tour is a Simple (but delicious) three course Riojano lunch with wine included.
Upgrade. Only for private tours - Gourmet lunch with tasting menu overlooking the vineyards with some of the finest wines.
PLEASE BARE in minD:
In case one of these wineries (Marques de Riscal or Ysios) were fully booked we will take you to visit one of the following architectural wineries:
Viña Real winery, constructed in the form of a massive fermenting oak barrel, designed by the French Architect Philippe Maziéres
Bodegas Baigorri winery, designed with an innovative glass structure 35 meters underground, designed by the Basque architect Iñaki Aspiazu
Bodegas Lopez de Heredia, designed by Zaha Hadid in El Barrio de la Estación de Haro
*Please Please be aware that the visits to these wineries are semi-private as the cellars generally experience high-demand
"Exceed all our expectations. We had the perfect host with great knowledge of wine and the Rioja region "
"A great choice if you are looking to have exclusive access to cellars and a completely personalised experience"
"One of the greatest private wine tours that we have ever made. Very high-end quality selection of wines, stunning lunch and luxurious transport"
"Our tour through Rioja was an unforgettable experience. The wineries we went to where totally unique and family owned"