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Bodega El Fabulista, Laguardia
(4.2/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Nice visit, a very nice luxury of visit since we were alone, pity not to have heard Fables of Samaniego, but the place is worth. Underground passages, good wine and great stories.
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  • A wine unique. A winery family that follows those values traditional of the wine. Highly recommended an unforgettable experience.
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  • The visit is spectacular. It is a family winery and explain you a nearly Millennium-old traditional elaboration process. very different from other wineries in the area. Also have chance of discovering much history. The price is very affordable for what you learn: €7 for more than one hour and includes two glasses of wine. Mari Cruz guide has made the visit so enjoyable that we are left wanting more. If you go to La Rioja, do not miss to visit it.
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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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