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Bodega El Fabulista, Laguardia

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Winery / Vineyard
Delve into a cave-like underground winery at Bodega El Fabulista. Located under the home of Félix María de Samaniego, a famous 19th-century writer of fables, this winery's bottles all have fable-related themes. See where the grapes arrive by tractor, are tipped into a concrete vat, and then are mashed by foot like in ancient times. Descend the steep, narrow stairs to the cellars below the town, and explore the cool tunnels where the wine is fermented and aged. Enter a decorated tunnel where you can enjoy a tasting with your guide, paired with explanations on the proper ways to taste and appreciate wine. Wine is sold in the cellar as well. Guided tours are available in English, but you must book in advance. Work out when and for how long to visit Bodega El Fabulista and other Laguardia attractions using our handy Laguardia itinerary planner.
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  • We have been in this Winery a group of 7 people. Thanks to Mari Cruz who has been tremendously didactics, us has introduced pleasant way in the world of the Rioja wine. The explanation has allowed us to learn easy process of artisanal wine this Winery.
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  • As we only spent 1 night in la guardia we were recommended to visit la fabulista. Sadly there was only myself and my partner on the 1930 tour which was hosted by the owner who spoke no English. I tran...  more »
  • You surprised by its history, location and its traditional way of making wine Guide (by the way very nice and pleasant) is explaining the history of the winery and their wines, at the end there is a tasting and teach you that you can differentiate some scents a good experience thanks to the Guide for their dedication and time
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  • Excellent original winery with so much history. The tour was fantastic and is highly recommended.
  • Great tour through a relatively small win ery and excellent wines!
  • Visit essential. An artisan Winery with shift in Laguardia
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  • A visit very instructive, very curious. It is a winery that is different from the rest. It came, in particular, not my enthusiasm, however would go and recommend it 100%. The beautiful town of Laguardia.
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  • Traditional wine cellar where beeches. Visit more than recommended, mandatory and not by the simple made history as it has in itself, if you giving but also by good wines in the tasting and the excellent explanation that offers your guide. And you can't go without bringing you any bottle of his own home.
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