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Bodega El Fabulista

Pza. San Juan, 01300 Laguardia, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 13 attractions in Laguardia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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London
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were part of about a 12 person visit and all seemed to enjoy the tour and learn from it. Very interesting not just for the info re the wines but also about the caves and the history of them. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable although she was a touch difficult to understand as she tended to talk... More

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Montana Rose
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198 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were on the first tour Monday morning. I was thrilled to get to see some of the famous underground caves of Laguardia. After seeing a new cave at a newer winery, this is a marvel given it's 900 years old. This is a small winery, and the wines they make are made for everyday drinking…great prices. Fun tour, lots... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Taste other wines. Go to a restaurant to see an old cellar. This is only for those who like to go through a pure marketing ploy. Our guide was not knowledgeable. She can't go beyond what she has memorized. (I wish we didn't rush out from Vivanco to make the 5pm English tour.)

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Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I visited the winery with my family - we were lucky as nobody else turned up and had the tour with Raquel, who is lovely, completely for ourselves. One full hour of explanation, saw the bodega, we could ask questions and Raquel was happy to accommodate that we preferred to sample a white and a red and not two reds.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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130 reviews 130 reviews
55 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Small family run winery with quirky innovative "fable themed"wine labels doting their reds and whites. Innovative display and the best I've seen showing how cork is obtained for their wine bottles. In their show room is a rather small cement wine crushing tank where wine is still crushed by humans stomping the grapes for hours on end. However, the real... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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243 reviews 243 reviews
33 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The town is walled off and has innumerable passageways connecting the small city in a Labyrinth-like set of underground caves that were meant for protection and hiding in ancient times and now have become a winery at this wonderful enchanting winery. When you enter La Fabulista winery you enter to the area where the grapes have to be carefully brought... More

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Miami, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Narrow pedestrian streets lead us past innumerable pavement cafes and the Plaza Mayor. Under the streets of the town lies an extraordinary secret: the entire subsoil is riddled with ancient wineries or "caves", excavated underneath the houses and streets, at a depth of 6 m. We will be entering one section to visit La Fabulista winery. Even the name is... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

As compared with some of the other tours we took of larger, more innovative wineries in La Rioja region, this was impressive in its simplicity, our guide's enthusiasm, and the level of detail she gave us about the Fabulista wine-making process and about wine tasting itself. Loved seeing the caves and tunnels under Laguardia's lovely exterior. This tour came as... More

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Kilmacow, Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very interesting winery, really worth a visit, cellars built as an underground Getaway system from the Moors in 10th century. Small winery but as the label says it does taste fab, October good time can see tractor navigate microscopic streets and men still trample the grapes.

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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are claustrophic, be careful.....very steep stairs into a cave...Otherwise, a very nice tour.

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