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Marqués de Riscal, the history
 
Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest Rioja wineries. Founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, from the outset it has been a point of reference in the winemaking business at both national and international level.
 

La Catedral
1858 

Creation of the Marqués de Riscal winery, the birth of a dream

1883 

The original cellar was extended. This part is known as "El Palomar".

 
1862 
 
 

First bottled Marqués de Riscal Wines; in just five years the first prizes began to arrive

 
 1895  

Marqués de Riscal was the first non-French wine to win the diploma of honour of the Bordeaux Exhibition

 
 
1972

Production of the first Marqués de Riscal white wines in Rueda

1980

Force behind the creation of the Denominación de Origen Rueda

 
1986

Barón de Chirel, the first "signature wine", is launched

 
1995

Marqués de Riscal introduced the first grape sorting table in the Rioja appellation

 
1999

First vintage of the Riscal 1860

 
 
2000

Project 2000, a step into the future

2006

Inauguration of the "City of Wine"

 
2008

150th Anniversary of Marqués de Riscal

 
2009 

Launch of Finca Torrea and Finca Montico

 
2010

Vinos Herederos de Marques de Riscal S.A. buys the Marqués de Arienzo Rioja appellation label

    
2011 Marqués de Riscal gets recognized as one of the 10 World´s Most Admired Wine Brands (Drinks International)
2011  Transformation of the 1883 wine cellar, one of our oldest wine cellars, into a space equipped with the latest technology. The idea is to combine the charm of this 19th century space with the most modern machinery
2011 Marqués de Riscal holds an historical auction in Beijing (China)
of 100 vintages dating from 1862 to 2005
  2011 The Marqués de Riscal Restaurant receives its first Michelin Star

 

     2013

 Awarded Best European Winery by the prestigious magazine

 Wine Enthusiast

 

 

 

 

 

Marqués de Riscal, its philosophy

 

Throughout its history, Marqués de Riscal has always been an innovating, pioneering cellar and reference in a constantly changing winemaking sector. We seek to make wines which are original, fresh, elegant and easy to drink. Since the beginning we've always had a clear vocation to export.
 
Nowadays we can be found in nearly 110 countries to which we export 65% of our production.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 







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