“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”

– Galileo Galilei –

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The U.S. magazine ‘Wine Enthusiast ‘, one of the most prestigious publications in the Wine sector, has awarded Marqués de Riscal from the Basque Rioja Alavesa as “Best European Winery of the year” in their Wine Star Award, which highlights the unique contribution of wine personalities in several categories.

Marqués de Riscal has competed for the distinction of “Best European Winery of the Year” with many wineries from all over Europe, which shows the appreciation of all guests and visitors to this beautiful and very unique winery in the heart of the Basque Rioja region.

Marqués de Riscal:
Marqués de Riscal has been a pioneer company since its beginnings. In 1858 it became the first winemaker in La Rioja to make its wines using Bordeaux methods. In 1972 it became the first winemaker to promote the “Rueda” appellation of origin -where the highly rated white wines are made- and in 1991 created Barón de Chirel, it was the first of the new era of Rioja wines (Barón de Chirel 1986). More recently, it officially opened “Ciudad del Vino” (City of Wine) with a building designed by the architect Frank O. Gehry, which is the most avant-garde building to date used by a Spanish wine maker. Marqués de Riscal has been awarded the most acclaimed international prizes, and other awards and mentions in specialized press.
If you are interested in organizing an incentive, meeting or just a visit to this stunning and breathtaking hotel, winery and conference facility, don´t hesitate to contact us at info@inbasque.com
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