Discover Bodega Otazu, the northernmost winery producing red wine in Spain, also a wine museum and art gallery, located in the heart of Navarra wine region.
Located 8 km away from Pamplona and surrounded by the Sierra del Perdón and Sierra del Sarbil, with the Arga River as a natural boundary, Bodega Otazu is one of the few Spanish wineries that obtained the highest certification for the quality of its vineyards: Pago Appellation.
Its 110 hectares of own vineyards constitute the only source for making a unique range of wines of outstanding personality. Its special location, the history of its feudal estates and its artistic heritage present all the characteristics of a dream winery.
Bodega Otazu was the first French style winery built in 1840 in Navarra. In terms of architecture, its spectacular barrels room stands out, composed of 9 vaults of cement and designed like a cathedral, in this case, a wine cathedral.
At Bodega Otazu the art complements the wine, and the wine complements the art. Wine tourists can admire the extraordinary masterpieces of art, a reflection of its origins and symbols of a culture that has evolved in one of the most beautiful places that can be known and where wine is a crucial part of it.
Bodega Otazu also includes a feudal estate from the Middle Ages: Señorío de Otazu. Nowadays, some buildings on this property have managed to withstand the passing of time, after so many centuries of existence:
1. The Romanian Church of San Esteban from the 12th Century, located in the heart of the Señorío de Otazu, part of the original St James´s Way. It was the first building in this spectacular natural scenery and inside the church, there is a magnificent altarpiece in plateresque style from the 16th Century.
2. The Defense Tower from the 14th Century was one amongst many other medieval defence towers in Sierra of Etxauri and in the surroundings of Pamplona.
3. The Palace of Otazu from the 16th Century. In 1351, it was the residence of Gil García de Yániz, señor de Otazu, lieutenant of the Governor of Navarra.
Wine lovers can enjoy two tours of the winery and the feudal estate.
1. Pago de Otazu Tour: Learn about the incredible history of the winery, its ancient building turned into a wine museum and art gallery with masterpieces of prestigious international artists. Discover the bottles’ crypt as well as the winemaking room where the splendid underground barrels room stands out, an architectural reference internationally known as the “Wine Cathedral”. Wine tasting of 2 wines: Otazu Chardonnay (white wine) and Otazu Premium Cuvée (red wine aged in French oak barrel)
2. Señorío de Otazu Tour: In addition to the Pago de Otazu tour, visit the Señorío de Otazu feudal estate. Appreciate the vineyard which was given the highest certification and recognition in Spain: Pago de Otazu Appelation. Wine tasting of 3 wines: Otazu Chardonnay (white wine), Otazu Rosado (Rosé) y Otazu Premium Cuvée (red wine aged in French oak barrel)
Please note: You can add more wines to the tastings at extra cost: Otazu Rosado; Señorío de Otazu D.O.P. Pago; Pago de Otazu Chardonnay con Crianza; Altar; Vitral.
Visitors can also participate in a number of other activities, such as the harvest, the winemaker game (make their own wine), and picnics.
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A 120 minutes’ tour to learn about the history of the winery (awarded as “Best winery open to tourism” by Acevin), its ancient building dating back to the 19th Century, now turned into a wine museum and art center with masterpieces of prestigious international artists and which was awarded the "A"; Prize by ARCO 2020.
You will also discover the winemaking room where the splendid underground barrel’s room stands out, an architectural reference internationally known as the “Wine Cathedral”, followed by the wine cemetery. The tour ends with a tasting of 3 wines, each one paired with 3 sorts of tapas.
A tour of 150 minutes that includes a walk at the historic Lordship which is composed of a Romanesque Church from the 12th Century consecrated to Saint Esteban, a defense tower from the 14th Century and a Palace from the 16th Century.
On the way back to the winery, the tour continues in the ancient building of the winery dating back to the 19th Century, now turned into a wine museum and art center with masterpieces of prestigious international artists and which was awarded the “A” Prize by ARCO 2020.
You will also discover the winemaking room where the splendid underground barrel’s room stands out, an architectural reference internationally known as the “Wine Cathedral”, followed by the wine cemetery.
The tour ends with a tasting of 3 wines paired with 3 sorts of tapas.
Up to 48 hours before the tour: 100% refund
Up to 24 hours before the tour: 80% refund
The day of the tour: no refund.