Best Wineries to Visit in Rioja 1

Rioja has got it all - from traditional bodegas and medieval caves to modern, jaw-dropping architectural cellars. Our regional expert, Jenny, names some of the best wineries to visit in Rioja.

Check out our map to discover where the best wineries in Rioja are.


Bodegas Muga in Haro - many consider it the best tasting room in Rioja. No appointments needed; just call in and taste! A visit of the winery is also not to be missed as they are one of the few remaining wineries to have a cooperage making their own barrels. Visits are by appointment only. Enjoy a trip to Bodegas Muga during our Introduction to Rioja Day Tour - you'll visit 3 of the most historical wineries in Rioja and learn about the history of winemaking and Riojan wine traditions.

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Bodegas Lopez de Heredia in Haro - an underground labyrinth of corridors lined with ageing bottles. No mod-cons here. If it's too hot in the fermentation hall, the solution is to open the windows! World-famous for Viña Tondonia, Bosconia Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. Don't miss the opportunity to try the Tondonia white Reserva and Gran Reserva. Visits are by appointment only. You can visit Lopez de Heredia with Winerist.

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Dinastia Vivanco Wine Museum in Briones, South of Haro - during the recent Gourmet International Food and Quality Drinks Exhibition celebrated in Madrid, Dinastía Vivanco was named 'Winery of the Year' for 2012. The winery has a wine museum par excellence, considered the best in the world in which every aspect of wine is covered. Wander around their Vitis vinifera garden, visit the museum and enjoy a wine tour of the bodega.

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Bodegas Marques de Riscal in Laguardia - the 'Wine Village' juxtaposes one of the oldest wineries in Rioja with the Frank Gehry designed hotel made out of ripples of pink, gold and silver titanium. Visits are by appointment only, so book a visit with Winerist

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Bodegas Baigorri in Laguardia - architecture at the service of winemaking. A spectacular winery using gravity to make wine without using pumps. Visits are by appointment only, so if you'd like to discover Baigorri, try our architecture and wine tour in Rioja. Soak up Riojan avant-garde architecture at some of the most spectacular wineries and learn about architects such as Gehry, Calatrava, Aspiazu, Hadid and Quesada who have all left their mark on the Rioja wine region.


Rioja Wine Tours

The best way to discover the soul of the Rioja wine region is on a guided wine tour. Experience the different winemaking styles in a day on a wine tour with our passionate tour guide and regional expert, Jenny.

We have a huge range of wine and food tours in Rioja from wine tasting to cooking classes, so click below to find the perfect tour for you.

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Travel Guide

If you are visiting the Rioja wine region, don't forget to check our local travel guide for more tips on where to go, where to stay and where to eat.

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Written by: Tatiana Livesey, Winerist Co-founder.

Title photo: Colin Houston