Located in Haro, home of the world’s biggest wine fight – La Batalla del Vino –, Bodegas Muga is not only one of the best wineries in La Rioja, but it’s also one of the very few still making its own barrels, too. They offer daily tours by reservation only, but also have a shop and a bar, where you can enjoy tastings.
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Another of Haro’s wineries, Bodegas Roda is one of the newer vineyards in the town, and although they began producing wines in 1987, the current building wasn’t completed until 2001. Today, the building acts as a spectacular viewpoint overlooking the River Ebro. Its cellars, however, date back to the 19th century, and are cut into the mountainside, going down to a total depth of 12 metres. As well as the cellars, tours also include a visit to a photographic exhibition, tastings of two of Roda’s wines and tastings of their extra virgin olive oils. Appointments must be made in advance.
This ultra-modern winery sits like a glass box on top of the hillside. Designed by the architect Inaki Azpiazu, most of Bodegas Baigorri is actually located underground – going seven stories deep. The building was designed to blend into the natural environment, as well as to facilitate its unique method of wine-making – using only gravity to move the grapes (no machinery at all). It also allows visitors to stand in the centre and watch the entire wine-producing process happen around them.