Architecture at the service of wine

Exclusive wine experiences at Bodegas Baigorri in La Rioja, Spain

Gravity is the main protagonist at our Bodegas Baigorri, allowing the grapes to be fermented completely intact. It is a vertical process, throughout the winery's six underground floors, through which grapes and wine's movements are done by gravity, avoiding the use of mechanical methods of any kind.


Bodegas Baigorri is located in the town of Samaniego, nestled at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains. A glass box, perfectly integrated into its surroundings, emerges from a privileged location in Rioja Alavesa.

A winery designed and built by Basque architect Iñaki Aspiazu, who tailored the building to the unique way our wines are made. Gravity is the main protagonist; right from the selection tables to the bottling line, through the winery’s six underground levels, all phases of production are optimised, avoiding the use of mechanical methods of any kind.

The cellar of Bodegas Baigorri is fully adapted to the existing topography and to the work carried out underneath its surface. It is a wide open, completely transparent space, where cleanliness and order impress the visitor.

A space that shows in full view and in an instructive manner the winemaking process event at harvest time.




The Viewing Area

The 400m2 glass box allows our visitors to contemplate the surrounding spectacular scenery of Samaniego, giving them a genuine sense of calm before descending into the seven levels which make up the production area of the winery.

The Gravity Walk Through the Cellar

The only way that leads to the cellar is to follow the same path grapes would do during harvest time. Our ramps will drive you along our six underground floors until you arrive to our stunning barrel cellar. This will be the prelude to an amazing gastronomic experience in our Restaurant.

The Restaurant

Located in the sixth underground floor, it is an excellent place to relax with views over our vineyards and our red wine cellar. Our Executive Chef has designed an exclusive Tasting Menu based on seasonal local products paired with some of our most emblematic wines.

Bodega Baigorri is one of the preferred wineries on the Michel Rolland Selection


Key features

  • Standard wine tasting
  • Exceptional wine tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Vineyards visit
  • Wine for sale on property
  • Wine shipping available
  • Gift shop
  • Casual dining
  • Wine pairing available
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Michel Rolland Selection

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For the last forty years, my career has taken me to four continents and to more than two hundred and fifty different wine estates around the world. I have visited exceptional vineyards and tasted extraordinary wines everywhere I have been.

Now, I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my selection of wineries with you thanks to Wine Paths, an innovative project that I am extremely enthusiastic about, for the first time ever, we can find the best wine & dine addresses in the world featured in one place. 

My selection includes some unique hidden gems as well as some renowned properties: I have chosen all of them based on the outstanding quality of their wines and services. Join me on this journey to discover the best wineries in the world’s most acclaimed wine regions.

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Michel Rolland

International Winemaker

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