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Marques de Riscal

Marques de Riscal is one of Spains oldest Rioja wineries, and the oldest in the province of Alava, dating back to 1858. The bodega was founded by Guillermo Hurtado de Amezaga who was commissioned by the Alava Council to hire a winemaker who could teach Bordeaux winemaking techniques to the wine growers of the region. Jean Pineau of Chateau Lanessan.

Today the Bodegas Marques de Riscal is home to the City of Wine, a modern complex incorporating the wine cellars, vineyards and leisure facilities within the Marques de Riscal Hotel designed by famed architect Frank Gehry.