Spain: Rioja

Around Logroño

The eastern section of Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta
By Tom Perry

This Guide was last updated on 12 February 2010
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Bodegas El Fabulista

Address: Plaza de San Juan, 01300 Laguardia
Tel: 945 62 11 92 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 42:33:9N (42.55246)    Longitude: 2:35:5W (-2.58476) 

Bodegas El Fabulista is named after locally born fable writer Félix María de Samaniego, Spain’s La Fontaine, who was born in the mansion above the cellar. This is one of the two underground wine cellars in Laguardia open to the public, 7m below ground. The visit provides a fascinating glimpse at how wineries were built and operated in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Useful information: Visits by appointment (consult the website for details). Monday to Saturday at 11.30, 13.00, 17.30 and 19.00; Sunday at 11.30 and 13.00. Cost €6. English spoken.


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