Explore a new taste at Marques de Riscal in Spain’s oldest wine village
Perched atop the rolling hillside of Elciego is the masterpiece known as Marques de Riscal. This luxury destination is more than a hotel, it is a paradise for oenophiles of every level. The historic village of Elciego offers the opportunity to explore ancient wine cellars and the Vivanco Museum, the oldest wine museum in all of Europe. The striking architecture of the main building, created through the imagination of Canadian Frank Gehry, is evocative of the spirit of wine. The rolling and flowing titanium roof sculpture is possibly the quintessential representation of the sensual movement and provocative nature that is Spain’s vinha.
The meticulous design and ubiquitous viticulturist theme are carried through to the interior of Marques de Riscal. Find yourself daydreaming through one of the many multi-angled windows, which are a signature feature of the Gehry design. Guests may choose from four room categories, grand deluxe, premium deluxe, executive suites, or the Gehry suite. Each space is neatly appointed with every modern amenity, though retains a feeling of simple sophistication. Imagine waking up to the sight of the medieval town of Elciego, surrounded by rows of waving grapevines and epic mountains. The dramatic modern design contrasts beautifully against the oldest vineyard in the area.
The dining experiences at Marques de Riscal are a pure delight for gastronomes and wine connoisseurs. Serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant exemplifies the pinnacle of haute cuisine. Dine from the a la carte or tasting menus, and let their expert sommelier recommend the perfect wine pairing with your meal. For a more casual repast, visit the Bistro 1860 Restaurant, which is open from breakfast to dinner. A luxury hotel located on a historic vineyard would not be complete without its own Wine Bar and Shop. Sample the local vintages from the iconic Marques de Riscal estate or one of the over 200 different selections available. Then take your glass of doux or seco with you upstairs to the rooftop lounge and library. Enjoy the scenic landscape of Elciego or lose yourself in a literary classic while you sip your wine.