In the tours through Rioja Alavesa you will enjoy the mix of Basque and Rioja in the same glass. Rioja Alavesa belongs to the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and is part of the Rioja Qualified Denomination of Origin, like other communities that also make it up.
Rioja Alavesa has its own typicality in terms of climate, soil quality, small plots of old vineyards and the production of very special wines located between the Sierra Cantabria and the Ebro river.
The Provincial Council of Álava together with the Brotherhood of Harvesters of Laguardia commissioned Monsieur Pineau, a French winemaker, to introduce new varieties and make wine with Bordeaux methods in the region.
The Marqués de Riscal winery in Elciego was a pioneer then with Pineau as much as today with Frank Gehry in the modernization and dissemination of the Rioja wine culture. Another of the wineries with great wines and unique architecture is Ysios, the work of Santiago Calatrava and the first boutique winery in Rioja.
Other arts present in the area are the large murals by Guido van Helten in Solar de Samaniego and the magnificent collections of old books and paintings from Bodegas Murua. Literature had a brilliant writer in the area with the fabulist Félix María de Samaniego and his famous poems.
If something differentiates the region of Rioja Alavesa, it is its characteristic vineyard landscape and its magnificent views from places such as the viewpoint of the Páganos de Laguardia portal. Lovers of archeology cannot miss the Celtiberian excavations and the dolmens that mark the foothills of the mountains.
Then select one of the tours through Rioja Alavesa that best suits your cultural or oenological interests, positioning yourself on the photographs that are located below.