Friday, March 23, 2012
Marqués de Riscal: Bloggers trip
About 350 kilometers and 4 and a half hours away from Madrid, I have arrived to the beautiful and eclectic winery Marqués de Riscal in La Rioja region of the north of Spain. Marqués de Riscal developed from a dream and finally became a reality in 1858, leaving it today, one of the most internationally and nationally admired wines. This winery is not only noted for its fine wine, but also for its luxury resort hotel designed by the Frank Gehry himself. Here the avant-garde design of the Frank Gehrian masterpiece meets the tradition and history found within the very roots of the grapes that produce the incredible wines continuing to marvel the wine market today.
This weekend I am fortunate enough to join Spain´s most talented bloggers in the area of gastronomy and fine cuisine at Marqués de Riscal. After miles and miles of untouched land, we finally arrived to La Rioja region where Frank Gehry´s architectural fenomenon struck an emotional note. As normal bloggers, we raced out of the bus, pulling out our iPhones, Canons and Nikons to capture the first glimpse of what will truly be an enriching weekend.
Stay with me as we discover together the enchantment of Marqués de Riscal...