MARQUES DE RISCAL
Marqués de Riscal is one of Rioja’s oldest wineries, founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga.
Guillermo had been living in Bordeaux since 1836 and decided to experiment with French methods and varieties on his estate. Having built the winery following the French model and techniques, he was the first in Spain to use barriques.
Throughout its history, Marqués de Riscal has always been an innovating, pioneering cellar and the Rioja reference in a constantly changing winemaking sector. Its wines are original, fresh, elegant and easy to drink.
The Frank Gehry designed Hotel Marques de Riscal (pictured below) has taken oenotourism to a whole new level.