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Bodega El Fabulista

Pza. San Juan, 01300 Laguardia, Spain
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Laguardia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Atlanta, GA
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428 reviews 428 reviews
143 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We toured El Fabulista winery with a group. The winery is small, producing less than 50,000 bottles per year, all sold in the region. The wine tasting after the tour proved the quality of their 5 products. The three aging cellars are 20+ feet below ground level and their pressing area is also below ground. The guide said that there... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you want to find out about traditional wine making methods, which they still employ, then thus us worth a visit. Unfortunately our tour, which takes about an hour, was in Spanish though, a lovely young woman on the tour kindly translated for us.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took this wine tour based on a recommendation from our hotel and are glad we did. Our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. She explained all aspects of their processes very well and gave us a much better understanding of winemaking in Rioja. We were able to sample several wines and very much enjoyed them. The only downside... More 

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London
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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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525 reviews 525 reviews
212 attraction reviews
269 helpful votes 269 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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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299 reviews 299 reviews
46 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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