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Bodegas Marques de Riscal

c/ Torrea 1, 01340 Elciego, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Elciego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was already aquainted with their flagship wine, but knew little of their winery, absolutely amazing!!! The hotel built by Gehry out there in the middle of nowhere is just subliminal!!!! The tour was very good and the wine, well what can I say, it was already one of my favourites before the tour!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I wasn´t sure about taking the tour thinking it'd be too "commercial". I was wrong! It was a great tour, our guided Marta showed to be passionate about the place and made sure that everybody had a great time there. The new building is really impressive. As big winery they are really professional, but they're full of history too. The... More

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Bristol, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The whole experience was lovely. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable - happy to answer our questions and to discuss the answers. a perfect way to spend an hour or so.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The property is very big and impressive. It includes the hotel restaurant and the winery itself. The tour was interesting and informative. The hotel's spectacular architecture is an exceptional addition to this tour, that for me, made the difference vis-a-vis other wineries. The wine tasting at the end was excellent, I loved it! The English tour was relatively cheap (10.5... More

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We splurged on a private tour and our guide (Elena) was exceptional. Very pleasant and informative. Beautiful property and well maintained facility. Reserve tasting was very nice and accompanied by some light food/snacks. Would recommend for true wine buffs... Cheers!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Bodegas Marques de Riscal is a must see winery. The Frank Gehry design is something to see. And, the winery tour and tasting is also a treat. Very well done and a nice overview of their facility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent tour with a knowledgeable and passionate guide (Carmen) and a well-produced short video of Riscal's winemaking process. The site is an interesting blend of tradition and technology with the Gehry building a brilliant addition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As it is virtually underneath the Marques de Riscal hotel make sure that you book the tour when you stay there. It is usually free for hotel guests. This is a nice combination of modern technology and a long tradition of winemaking - a recipe for good wine. This is a favourite vinyard but we tried and bought some bottles... More

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Uyo, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

very interesting and the winery guide did it with full passion and dedication ! wonderful feeling that such still exists.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the wonderful winery. Our tour guide was delightful, informative, and easy to understand as her English was quite good. The wines we tasted at the end of the tour were delicious. We thought this was a great value and highly recommend it.

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