With 165 years of history, Marqués de Riscal remains one of the most iconic estates in Rioja— and now you can experience it for yourself! Enter to win a 4-day, 3-night luxury wine vacation for you and a guest at Marqués de Riscal’s City of Wine in Rioja, Spain.
In 1858, Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, changed the face of winemaking in Rioja by introducing techniques he learned in Bordeaux. In 1895, wine from Marqués de Riscal became the first non-French wine to win the diploma of honor at the Bordeaux Exhibition, further solidifying its reputation as a world-renowned winery.
The City of Wine in Elciego, Rioja encompasses Marqués de Riscal’s historic cellars, a Michelin-starred restaurant, Frank O. Gehry-designed luxury hotel, and a spa. Guests to the estate can explore its pioneering past on a tour of the original cellars, which date back to 1860, and take in the view of El Palomar (the Dovecote), a nearby Bordeaux-inspired building constructed in 1883 where Marqués de Riscal’s top wines are produced today. For aesthetes, the Marriott Luxury Collection hotel, designed by famed architect Gehry (known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A., among others) creates one of the most dramatic landscapes in the region. Shimmering colors, curves and edges keep the eye moving around the masterpiece. This modern jewel of the Marriott portfolio is equipped with every amenity, including stunning vineyard views.
Foodies will delight in the numerous dining options, including the Michelin-starred Restaurant Marqués de Riscal, a wine bar, an outdoor grill, and more. And if you crave some pampering on your trip, the SPA Vinothérapie® Caudalie Marqués de Riscal offers facials, massages, scrubs, and other treatments using Caudalie’s renowned line of grape-based products. On this trip of a lifetime, you’ll be immersed in all the property offers: private tastings of Marqués de Riscal’s award-winning wines, spa treatments, dinner at Restaurant Marqués de Riscal, optional excursions in Rioja and Madrid, and more! Don’t wait on this opportunity of a lifetime!