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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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  • They recommended us to visit this Winery because of the few traditional. Explanation of the place and visit correct but with too many personal appeals and "war stories" we put into doubt. During walk and supported on the wall of the deposits told us the quantity of wine that had (without the most minimal smell of wine). the worst was the tasting. We paid with appetizer and it consisted of a stick of chorizo and a scratch of cheese. Ah! No new bottle, not opened so we are satisfied with the two glasses of wine tasting. We left the Group and people dispersed at the speed of lightning. It gave us punishment by a French group
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  • Recommended to visit this Winery small but with all the charm of a traditional Winery and how they referred to as "Romantic". The visit is very enjoyable thanks to the guide that explained the whole process. It is one of the unique wineries is the winemaking by carbonic maceration. Entrance €7. Wine very good.
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  • Located in the Centre of Laguardia and the charm of a traditional Winery in the area. Explanation of both the history of the winery Guide, the process of winemaking as the tasting was great, pleasant and very illustrative. An experience of 10.
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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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