The prestige of a privileged land devoted to wine for more than two thousand years.
Rioja was the first Designation of Origin in Spain to earn Calificada status. This was in 1991.
A rigorous and effective control system makes Rioja synonymous with the highest quality.
Three production zones, each with a distinct personality: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Orient
Certain to leave a mark on you. Wine is the connecting theme of all our routes.
Delve into the heart of our wines by knowing the history of our municipalities.
We tell you our stories and those of our wines.
Description of the municipality
Elciego has a long-standing winemaking history, although its vineyards really expanded in the 16th and 17th centuries, multiplying production seven-fold. In the 19th century its wine production was 1,800,000 litres per year, the highest figure in Rioja Alavesa.
At present, 90% of the territory is agricultural land and the soil is mainly chalky, deep and spongy.
The main grape variety in Elciego is Tempranillo, followed by Graciano, Mazuelo, Viura and Malvasía.
The town does not just focus on wine, however, it also attaches great importance to art. Several architects have made their contribution to Elciego becoming a crucible where art, culture, wine, history, commerce and tourism combine.
- Iglesia de San Andrés
- Basílica de Nuestra Señora la Virgen de la Plaza
- Casa de los Hierros
- Palacios de Ramírez de la Piscina y Zarate Nabar
Bodega Pago de Larrea
Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal
Bodegas Valdelana, S.L.
Bauza, S.C., Bodegas
Martínez Lòpez, Pablo
Trepiana Frias, Mª. Dolores
Ibai Viticultores, S.L.
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