The Best Wineries and Vineyards to Visit in Spain

Bodegas Ysios, La Guardia, Alava, Spain
Bodegas Ysios, La Guardia, Alava, Spain | © Leuntje / Alamy Stock Photo
Esme Fox

As everyone knows, Spain is one of Europe’s best wine-producing countries. In fact, every one of Spain’s 17 regions produces wine and there are 69 different denomination of origin wine regions within these. With over 4,000 wineries to choose from it can be difficult to know which to visit. But stick with us and we’ll show you our pick of the best wineries and vineyards to visit in Spain.

Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Bodegas Marques de Riscal

Marques de Riscal Hiribidea, Eltziego, Spain

One of La Rioja’s oldest wineries, founded in 1858, Bodegas Marques de Riscal is a must-visit. Not only does it have years of history and experience in producing excellent wines, but it also features a futuristic hotel designed by Frank Gehry, who is also responsible for the celebrated Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The winery produces more than three million bottles of red wine per year and can be visited on a guided tour.

Bodegas Ysios

Bodegas Ysios, Spain

Another of the famous La Rioja wineries is Bodegas Ysios. It too is known not only for its quality wines but for its unique design. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was created to mirror the undulation of the Cantabrian mountain range that frames it. Calatrava also designed the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.

Cavas Freixenet

If you want somewhere that makes cava (Spain’s answer to Champagne) as well as wine, then head to Cavas Freixenet in Catalunya. The old cellar here was built in 1922, and today the group owns 18 bodegas in seven countries across the world. Visitors can tour the winery on a group tour, booked in advance, to discover both the traditional process of cava-making as well as the more modern way using cutting-edge technology.

Dinastia Vivanco

Dinastia Vivanco is not only one of La Rioja’s best wineries but it’s also a restaurant and excellent wine museum. Begin your visit here with a tour of the bodega, then browse the museum to learn all about the history of wine and how it’s made. End the tour with a visit to the ‘Wine Corner’, where you can taste a total of 14 different wines from the Vivanco collection. Why not stop by the restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal to round off your visit.

Finca Villacreces

Harvested red grenache grapes

Finca Villacreces is situated in the Ribera del Duero wine region, along the Golden Mile in the region of Castilla y León. It lies tucked in between rivers, ancient vineyards and pine forests and its vineyards cover 110 hectares. Wine has been made on the land here for many years, but the current winery dates back to 2004 and then was relaunched in 2007. The Villacreces tour costs 12 euros (around US$14) per person and includes cheese and chorizo as well as wine tastings.

Rey Fernando De Castilla

The bodega Rey Fernando de Castilla is located in the south of Spain, in the historic centre of Jerez de la Frontera. Situated in the Sherry Triangle, it’s famous for its sherries and white wines, which are aged in new French and American oak barrels. It produces a range of pale, dry and elegant award-winning wines and sherries and also excellent vinegars. The bodega can be visited on a guided tour, which lasts one hour and explains the process of sherry-making as well as offering tastings.

Bodegas López de Heredia

Bodegas López de Heredia is another of the famous wineries in La Rioja, and the town of Haro to be precise. It’s an old vast wine complex, which is just as impressive above ground as it is below. The oldest parts of the winery are over 140 years old. Visit the winery on a guided tour to explore the vast maze of underground caverns filled with barrels. The bodega is well known for its Viña Tondonia, Bosconia Reserva and Gran Reserva wines.

Cavas Codorníu

Red wine

Codorníu has been linked to a family of winegrowers dating all the way back to the 16th century. It is one of the oldest family companies in Spain and one of the oldest in the world. In 1872, Josep Raventós Fatjó made cava for the first time in Spain and the Codorníu brand became forever linked to this most famous of Catalan drinks. Then in 1895 Manuel Raventós hired the Modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch to expand and redesign their winery, turning it into one of the most spectacular-looking wineries in the country. A visit includes a welcome to the Cathedral of Cava, an audiovisual tour, an art nouveau tour and an exhibit on the history and heritage of the Codorníu family.

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.