Ysios Winery Tourism, Rioja Alavesa


Ysios Winery Tourism Guide

The Ysios Winery building is a masterpiece from Santiago Calatrava. It’s an amazing building in an equally amazing setting & since it’s right next to Laguardia it’s really accessible. Oh yeah, and there is wine!

Located just north of Laguardia, at its foothills, you will find the chic and truly avant-garde winery of Ysios. This pixilated-looking landmark was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and opened its doors in 2001.

This extremely long building can be seen from kilometers away. Gigantic bars of aluminum form the wavy roof, which mirrors the mountains in the background and fits seamlessly into the surrounding. The body of the building is made out of copper stained cedar, bearing resemblance to that of giant wine barrels.

Ysios Winery, Laguardia, Basque Country, Spain
Entrance to the Ysios Winery

Even if you don’t go in for a tour, you should still take a walk around the building. It is really like a sculpture and takes on a whole different look depending on your angle and distance. This masterpiece is quite minimalistic, but at the same time there are some very bold things going on with it.

If you plan on taking a tour, you will need to call prior to make a reservation. Check out their website for more information:

Bodega Ysios – Tour Reservations

Hotels around Ysios

Hotels around Ysios

Get In & Around

Get In & Around

The Ysios winery is located 2,5km away from Laguardia. While it is possible to walk there, there isn’t a path and you will have to walk by the road. In any case, if you want to venture off to some other wineries, it would be a good idea to think about renting a car.

Arriving to Laguardia

PLANE – The closest airport is the one of Bilbao which is located 120 km away (about 90 minutes). The airport of San Sebastian is located 160 km away (about 2 hours). However, there isn’t direct transport from these airports to Laguardia.

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CAR – Laguardia is located 64 km south of Vitoria and both are connected by the road A-2124. Logroño, the capital of la Rioja, is only 18 km away and can be reached following the road A-124.

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BUS – There are buses to Laguardia from Vitoria, San Sebastian and other towns in the region.

TRAIN – There isn’t a train station in Laguardia. The closest train station is located in Logroño.

Other Places of Interest in the Surroundings

In the Surroundings

Map of Ysios

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