Fine Wine Shrines


While the chateaus of France have long welcomed wine tourists, enoturismo is only just coming of age in northeastern Spain's Rioja Valley. But what a vintage — the winemakers have hired some of the world's top architects to create full-bodied bodegas to impress. Here are a few that are stopping traffic; be sure to arrange visits in advance.

Visitors to Ysios' new bodega, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra de Cantabria that shields the Rioja vines from northwesterly winds, may feel like wine pilgrims. Architect Santiago Calatrava has created a cathedral-like building...

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