1858 – Foundation of Marqués de Riscal by Mr. Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga in 1858.
1862 – Marqués de Riscal bottled its first wines in 1862, in just five years the first prizes will arrive. It is the oldest bottled wine in Rioja.
1883 – In 1883 the winery was expanded and the building known as “El Palomar” was built.
1895 – Marqués de Riscal is the first non-French wine to obtain the Diploma of Honor from the Bordeaux Exhibition in 1895. This diploma is added to the wine label.
In the first quarter of a century, Marqués de Riscal incorporated gold mesh into its bottles as a guarantee of quality to avoid counterfeiting.
2006 – In 2006, La Ciudad del Vino was inaugurated with a hotel designed by the famous Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry.
Intense, black cherry colour, with violet glints. Red berries and liquorice dominate the nose. On the palate it proves fresh, round and not very tannic, with a fruity finish.
A pleasant, easy-to-drink wine. This wine goes well with ham, cheeses which are not too mature, casseroles with mild sauces, stewed pulses and hotpots, poultry, red meat, roasts and grills.