Is one of the is one of the largest wineries in La Rioja, Bodegas Franco-Españolas remains eternal over the years with its beautiful architecture. The combination of respect for tradition and technological innovation to achieve the highest quality wine guarantees a history of 125 years.
Bodegas Franco-Españolas was founded in 1890 thanks to the peak that Rioja lived in the XIX century, when the French settled in the region to replace their dying vineyards by the attack of the phylloxera plague vineyards with Rioja wines. It was the beginning of the “fine Rioja wines.” All this led to Frederick Saurat Anglade Bordeaux, along with their Spanish partners, to found “Franco-Españolas Winery ” in 1890, a merger between France (Franco) and Spain (Españolas).
Its exceptional location on the banks of the Ebro River, has made him a witness to the history of Logroño. With its nearly 125-year history it has received many distinguished visitors as Hemingway or King Alfonso XIII. In the hands of Eguizábal Family since 1983, today is immersed in new projects and becoming a leader among the leisure and culture with its proposals.
Bodegas Franco-Españolas opened its doors in 2009 to bring closer the wine world to the public in general. First of all, they would like to call their activities Enoexperiences (experiences with wine) and secondly a different offer. Apart from the current visits and wine tastings, they also offer other activities where wine enlarges your senses and you will enjoy so much more, such as; gastronomic enoexperiences, wine and cheese, chocolate and wine and cultural experiences like the theatre contest + Teatro con Diamante, Hallowine…….
Due to its innovative enotourism proposal it was awarded The Best of Enological Tourism in 2013 in Innovative Experiences Category.