Route of the Wines of Álava, Rioja and Navarre

Route of the Wines of Álava, Rioja and Navarre.

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
The Argomaniz Parador is a comfortable hotel to set out on a short journey to discover the wine-producing region of La Rioja Alavesa. It is located on the banks of the River Ebro, sheltered by the southern slopes of the Sierra de Cantabria. La Rioja Alavesa-Laguardia is made up of towns and villages traditionally linked to the culture of wine, which retain all the charm of the original medieval settlements built amidst vineyards and offer a wealth of natural, archaeological and artistic heritage. Renowned architects have left their unmistakeable mark on the design of new wineries, such as: Frank Gehry, with Marqués del Riscal, in Elciego; Santiago Calatrava with Ysios, in Laguardia; and Iñaki Aspiazu, with Bodegas Baigorri, in Samaniego.
Day 2
The town of Santo Domingo is an excellent starting point to discover La Rioja Alta and all its wine-producing heritage and history, famous throughout the world. Recommended visits include the Ontañón Winery-Museum (Logroño), the Haro Oenological Resort (Haro), the Vivanco Wine Culture Museum (Briones), as well as some of the wineries in the Rioja Alta that are open to visitors, or follow the "Wine Architecture" route (Gehry, Calatrava, Moneo, etc). In Santo Domingo, you can discover the Exenta Tower, the Cathedral (High Altar Retablo, the Saint's Mausoleum, Gallery, Cloisters) or, close to the town of San Millán de la Gogolla, the Monastery of San Millán in Yuso and the Monastery of San Millán in Suso.

NOTE: The Parador de Santo Domingo Bernardo de Fresneda ceases its restaurant business, so for those guests booking half-board route, service will be provided at the nearby Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada (800 mts.)
Day 3
When you reach Olite and see its outline on the horizon, you feel there is so much still to discover. The town gives you the chance to discover the Palace of the Navarre Royal Family, the Church of Santa María la Real, the Church of San Pedro Apóstol, and the Plaza de Carlos III. You can learn more about the world of wine at the Navarre Museum of Wine and Vines, located in the same beautiful square as the Parador. In the town of Olite, the wineries of Bodegas de Piedemonte, Marco Real and Bodega Ochoa are well worth a visit.