Recently The best of Basque had the opportunity to take two couples from the United States on a private tour of La Rioja. They booked the Essential Rioja Wine Experience with us. We picked them up at their villa in Getaria and headed to our first winery. Marques del Riscal was our first stop. This winery designed by Frank Gehry (who also designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao) is a sight to see! Extremely modern, and uniquely beautiful, they were blown away by both the interior and exterior of this world renowned winery. We then took off to the walled city of LaGuardia to experience the underground wineries. The winery we visited in LaGuardia was a stark contrast to the modern Marques del Riscal. The group really enjoyed seeing this winery, as they were fascinated by the history. We then sat down for a nice 3 course meal in the small medieval city with some Rioja wine! They really enjoyed their Basque private tour with us, and we hope to see Alaine, Doug, Brian, and Dawn at The best of Basque!