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Rural getaway in Elciego with Marques de Riscal winery visit

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Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, a visit to a 15th century cellar and museum and a visit to the emblematic Marqués de Riscal winery with wine tasting. As an option, you can complete this getaway by adding an outstanding lunch or dinner at a restaurant very close to your hotel and cellar. This getaway is not available on any other site. You will stay at a pleasant rural hotel located in the town of Elciego, one of the most prestigious of Rioja Alavesa. Stroll through its picturesque streets and enjoy the wine culture of this town of Rioja

Highlights

This getaway is perfect to enjoy and discover the iconic Marqués de Riscal winery. You will stay in a cozy rural hotel built above antique caves built during the 15th and 16th centuries. These caves are now home to cellars and a museum that documents the Valdelana family history and the wine culture of the region. From Elciego, you can easily visit other charming small towns of Rioja Alavesa, such as Laguardia, enjoy the tapas of Logroño, or explore the wineries of the Barrio de la Estación in Haro.

Included

  • Accommodation in a double room at Hotel Rural Agroturismo Valdelana
  • Breakfast
  • Guided visit in English to the Valdelana family cellar/ museum. Tasting of 4 wines and 1 olive oil.
  • Transportation to the “Jardin de las Variedades” a look-out with spectacular views (this part of the trip could be cancelled due to inclement weather or non-availability of a vehicle)
  • Guided tour of the Marqués de Riscal winery including the tasting of 2 wines and some hors d'oeuvres
  • Free parking
  • Free WIFI
  • Check-in: from 14.30h to 18.00h (Monday to Saturday) and from 9 to 14.30h (Sundays)
  • Check-out: until 12.00h
  • Price shown includes taxes

Excluded

  • Riojan lunch or dinner at the restaurant of Elciego (this option can be added during the booking process by clicking “Optional extras”)
  • Any item or service not specified in the above section

Please Note

BOOKING, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION

You can make your reservation by selecting an available date from the calendar. Then select the number of people. To proceed to the payment page click "BOOK NOW".

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Cancellation Policy
Cancellations can be made up to 7 days before 12:00 on the date of the first night with a one-time cancellation fee of 3€ deducted for administrative purposes. In the event of cancellation within 7 days, no refund will be issued.

Changes
In case you would need to change the date of your reservation, the first change is free, a second change has a cost of 3 Euros, and a third change has a cost of 5 Euros. Changes are not possible within the cancellation policy.

WHAT WE LIKE MOST ABOUT THIS GETAWAY

- The cozy and quiet rural house
- The ideal location to visit wineries in Rioja Alavesa
- Visit the renowned Marqués de Riscal winery with wine tasting included
- The quality of the meal that is offered (optional)

ABOUT THE HOTEL: The “Hotel Rural Agroturismo Valdelana” is a quaint hotel that blends innovation and tradition. It is located in the “Bodega Museo Valdana” that was built on top of the antique caves that were carved out during the 15th and 16th centuries. Each room is named after one of the Valdelana’s family wines and are equipped with private bathroom, heating and air conditioning, flat screen TV and free WIFI. Breakfast is served on the house’s porch. The hotel also has a common room with a fire place, a 50" TV screen, leather sofas, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room so you can go there and relax whenever you need. The hotel also has a terrace where you can go and admire the view of the historic town center of Elciego and the Marques de Riscal Cellar designed by Frank Gehry-

No pets allowed.

Visit to the Valdelana Museum / winery. You will dive into the history of wine making with this visit to the cellars and museum located in the same building you will be staying. A cellar that has won the “Best of Wine Tourism” award several times, which is awarded to Spanish cellars with achievements in art and culture. The visit is held in the old caves beneath the building that were constructed the 15th century. The visit has 4 stages: the ethnographic museum, where you will discover the prehistoric legacy of the region); the wine museum, where you will learn how wine was produced during the 19th century; the sensory tunnel where the smells and colors of the wine are highlighted; and finally the wine and olive oil tasting where you will enjoy 4 wines and 1 select olive oil.

The visit schedule will be confirmed once your reservation is made.
It is important to be punctual with the time of you tour. Also, keep in mind that the cellar is quite cool, so bring a jacket.
Visit to a Marqués de Riscal cellar. Marqués de Riscal is one of the most popular attractions in Rioja. You will explore the winery and see the past and present of Rioja wine. You will visit several wings that illustrate the history of the cellar. Marqués de Riscal is an icon of Rioja wine because of its history and its influence in the transformation of the region. Keep in mind that the Marqués de Riscal hotel is the building designed by Frank Gehry, not the cellar. The visitors center for the cellar is a few meters away from the hotel.
The visit schedule will be confirmed once your reservation is made.
It is important to be punctual with the time of you tour. Also, keep in mind that the cellar is quite cool, so bring a jacket.
Dinner or Lunch option at the Elciego restaurant. Enjoy the local cuisine at an attractive gastro bar where every detail is cared for. An interesting feature is that the art displayed in the restaurant are pieces from known artists, the great majority of which are on sale. Diner is only served don Saturday and Sunday.

Menu example (selection may vary seasonally):

Starter (choose one):
Sautéed garden vegetables with hard-boiled egg
White beans with clams
Warm salad with goat cheese and French honey vinaigrette
Creamed “riojana” potatoes” with chili oil and crunchy ham
Creamy rice with mushrooms and garden vegetables

Main course (choose one):
Baked turbot with Basque dressing
Grilled beef entrecôte with “panadera” style potatoes with stuffed red peppers
Grilled Iberian pork with sides
Slow roasted suckling pig
Cod confit with riojana sauce

Dessert (choose one):
Chocolate coulant with Orange soup and vanilla ice cream
Puff pastry with custard cream and chocolate syrup
Cheese curd with honey and walnuts
Artisanal cheesecake with wild Berry confit
Coffee flan with whipped cream and caramel
Pineapple carpaccio with toffee

Young rioja wine
Water
Bread

Dinner menu example (selection may vary seasonally):

3 dishes to share. Choose between:
Big game sirloin carpaccio
Riff tomatoe capresse salad, fresh mozzarella, crunchy plantain and basil infused olive oil
Homemade traditional ham croquettes
Huleva King prawn scampi
Grilled beef entrecôte with “panadera” style potatoes with stuffed red peppers
Grilled Iberian pork with sides

Dessert (choose one):
Chocolate brownie with English cream spiderweb and chocolate syrup
Pineapple carpaccio with toffee

Crianza Rioja wine
Water
Bread

Rural Elciego getaway with Marqués de Riscal Visit ¿what to do?
Elciego is a small town of situated in the Alavesa region of Rioja. The historical town center features the San Andres Church and a picturesque town square where the residents congregate for most activities. The town also is home to several small palaces, a legacy of its historical importance.
The famous Marqués de Riscal Building was a turning point for the town. The 90-million-euro Project was designed by Frank Gehry, who also created the Guggemheim Museum in Bilbao.

We hope you enjoy your rural getaway in Elciego

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