Bodegas Franco Españolas


Visita a Bodegas Franco Españolas y cata de 2 vinos

Guided Visit and Wine tasting

In 2015, we are celebrating our 125th anniversary and would like to give you more with your visit to the winery. Therefore, as an added extra in all of our visits you are given the opportunity to taste two different types of wine instead of one. What is included in the visit? Visit this highly-regarded Rioja Winery, where you will wander around our different rooms full of history, a story that we started writing in 1890. Discover the secrets of our past and present – how we have been making first class wine for well over a century. After the hour-long tour, enjoy a commented wine tasting, and have your senses awakened with two…

Best Of Wine Tourism

We want to share with you this great news: Bodegas Franco – Españolas  wins the Best Of Wine Tourism Award in the category of Innovative Experiences in Wine Tourism in 2013 What are the prizes Best Of Wine Tourism? What are the Best Of Wine Tourism awards? These awards organized by “TheGreat WineCapitals” celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism in the nine major wine regions of the world, that are: Bilbao / Rioja in Spain Bordeaux in France Cape Town in South Africa Christchurch / South Island in New Zealand Firenze in Italy Mainz / Rheinhessen in Germany Mendoza in Argentina The program Bestof gives wineries and other wine companies the…

+Theatre with Diamante

The third edition our short drama competition was held on 3, 4 and 5 April 2014: + Theatre with Diamante. Visit all the wine experiences

Big Fashion Day with Duyos

For the first time and exclusively at Bodegas Franco-Españolas it was able to enjoy all the fashion and trends. Working with Spanish designer Juan Duyos, it was organized Rioja Bordón – Fashion Day in a single day for all who came to the winery on 23 November. Duyos Collection was presented in the rooms of the winery that became a real gateway. In addition there was a fair trends, fashion, crafts and “handmade” free access where 60 designers were released and sold their work. Visit all the wine experiences

Cooking with Mario and Ana Luna

Mario and Ana Luna, our great mini chefs, taught us to cook and we had the opportunity to learn how to make several tapas, but above all, tricks to make them delicious. Two ‘preñaos’, the typical sausage and a very special of ‘morcilla’ with vegetables, also with a special mass. After they taight us to make a chicken burger, which also had carrots and pine nuts. And for dessert, chocolate mousse. Children who attended had the opportunity to cook with them. Visit all the wine experiences

In love with wine

The first edition of In love with wine, on February 12, 2011, emerges as a fusion of speed dating (speed dating) and the winery. Singles who approached the winery enjoyed ten 7 minutes dates with the opposite sex, each one in a different corner of the winery, set to have an intimate and special date with, of course, a glass of wine to relax and let it go. What came after … only they know. Following the success of the first edition, we repeated this event in 2012 and 2013. Visit all the wine experiences


The winners of the 2nd Edition of +Theater with Diamante had the opportunity to offer Hallowine 2013. The night of October 31 the winery was filled with spirits and ghosts, with an original screenplay of Fish Limbo, who liked children and adults. Hallowine 2011 On the night of October 31, spirits and ghosts of the past go for a walk around the winery …. while visitors make the tour of the winery, crop up the spirits of wine from every corner….   Visit all the wine experiences


Rioja Bordón Crianza

RIOJA BORDÓN CRIANZA RIOJA BORDÓN HAS ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE STYLE THAT EPITOMISES THE RIOJA FLAVOUR. THIS IS THE INIMITABLE RIOJA BORDÓN, WHICH, ON ACCOUNT OF ITS HISTORY, HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO INCLUDE THE TERM RIOJA ON ITS LABEL AS A POINT OF REFERENCE FOR QUALITY WINES. GRAPE VARIETIES Tempranillo and Garnacha. WINEMAKING PROCESS After selection, the grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed. Once the alcoholic fermentation has concluded, a secondary malolactic fermentation process takes place to lower the acidity of the wine. The wine is then transferred to medium-toast American oak barrels where it remains for12 months, with racking taking place every 6 months. AGING 12 months in American white…