Enjoy our exclusive Architectural Rioja Wine Tour from Bilbao at the Rioja region’s most beautiful wineries, Marques de Riscal and Ysios. Both are architectural gems that produce delicious Spanish Rioja wines. You will experience the wine, the vineyards, and architectural highlights from Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava, plus a stop in Laguardia for lunch.
We will start the tour with a guided visit of the Marques de Riscal Winery designed by one of today’s leading architects, Frank Gehry. Also famed for the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. The Marques de Riscal Winery turns out to be a fully accessible place, adapted with accessible elevators and upgraded ramps to overcome some unevenness during the route. During the visit, we will learn about the history of the winery with a short subtitled video, then we will visit the different parts of the winery. Finally, we will have the pleasure of discovering the private wine collection of the owners of the Marqués de Riscal Winery. You will have the opportunity to taste three different wines. The experience is semi-private so that you will explore the space and enjoy the wines without the crowds.
Later, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, Ysios rises as a state of the art boutique winery in harmony with Sierra de Cantabria mountain and a singular surrounding landscape. We will visit from outside the Ysios cellar designed by Santiago Calatrava.
As the last stop in our exclusive Architectural Rioja Wine Tour from Bilbao, we will visit LaGuardia, where we will enjoy the local gastronomy at a suggested restaurant without barriers. We will walk around the beautiful walled, medieval city of LaGuardia, possibly one of the most beautiful villages in La Rioja.