Wine and Architecture go hand and hand in Rioja. How does wine influence architecture?
Winemaking has influenced architecture throughout Rioja over hundreds of years and we will show you how and why.
The pioneer was Gustav Eiffel in 1890 followed by a number of renowned international architects including: Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, Iñaki Aspiazu and Philippe Mazierres.
As a result, Rioja wineries showcase a variety of architectural styles: from Art-Déco jewels to natural gravity-fed caves, contemporary building or avant-garde temples.
Architectural wineries in Rioja
You will gain a comprehensive overview of the range of architectural styles by visiting wineries that are very different from each other: the contrast of avant-garde, 15th-century cellars and state-of-the-art wineries is the best way to understand the diversity Rioja offers.
Art & Wine marriage
There are multiple examples of the marriage of wine and architecture in Rioja.
What one may not expect is that those buildings blend in beautifully with the landscape, which just adds to La Rioja’s allure.
However, it is difficult to describe without experiencing it first-hand, therefore we invite you to discover some jaw-dropping architectural wineries with us and understand them within their context.
Number of wines tasted
You will taste 12 wines in total.