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Bodega El Fabulista, Laguardia

(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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 reserve a theatrical tour, the first part was very fun telling us the history of the winery and winemaking, then with the tasting came Theatre :) fun, highly recommended.
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  • The Winery is very different that we are accustomed to seeing. It is in the Centre of Laguardia, next to the Church, in the underground tunnels that are dug under the town. Very interesting visit it for a relatively small and traditional wine cellar. Lasts about one hour and is very pleasant by the relaxed tone of the Guide, very nice and prepared both explanations. At the end we had a small tasting of their original wines accompanied by some itching. Another visit we have pending at time of harvest to tread the grapes!
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  • I've loved this Winery, the first thing that strikes me are the labels of wine bottles. The second Winery in Yes, are caves with its original walls. The guided tour very well explained, with much knowledge. And the wine great.
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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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