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Bodegas Lecea

Barrio de las Cuevas, S/N | Barrio de Las Bodegas, 26340 San Asensio, Spain
+34 685 01 04 00
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Fantastic!

We absolutely LOVED the tour! We and our 5 kids felled very welcome. From the wine 🍷 tasting for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Re N
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Surprising underground cave!

My wife and I took a tour of Lecea with Rioja Like a Native; we were joined by two other families... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Best Wine Experience of Spain 2016. Bodegas Lecea is a trip to the origins of Rioja wine through a tour of the old neighborhoud of Bodegas from San Asensio. In this neighborhood there are more than 350 family wineries dug in the rock in the sixteenth century, all with families production in the past and abandoned today. Bodegas Lecea is the only one that still conserves four caves connected as wine cellars and in operation, with a labyrinthine route of more than 300 meters underground. Lecea Winery still produces and ferments their wines in a constant temperature in concrete vats. The same way that their ancestors worked in the sixteenth century. The winery preserves the old traditions of elaboration like the treading of the grape and pressed in the hand press for the elaboration of its more special wine "Heart of Lake" or "Corazon de Lago", a wine made with carbonic maceration, like those that people drunk before the mechanization of the wineries. The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and is conducted in groups with a specialized guide. During the tour old work tools are shown as goat skin to transport wine, pitcher and wooden tubs. It is also a final video to underestand better the artisian process of Corazon de Lago. A visit to travel trought the time, for the diffusion of the ancestral traditions of La Rioja, for the recovery of the roots and the total comprehension of winemaking precess from the XVI century until our days. A journey back in time to our best origins. (The reservations must be made by phone through our website. The temperature of the underground cellar is 13º all year round, so a jacket is necessary even in summer.) We are waiting for you in our family winery, Bodegas Lecea!
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Barrio de las Cuevas, S/N | Barrio de Las Bodegas, 26340 San Asensio, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely LOVED the tour! We and our 5 kids felled very welcome. From the wine 🍷 tasting for the moms till the grape 🍇 juice for the kids we enjoyed it all. Estelle is as it should be very proud of her family business!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took a tour of Lecea with Rioja Like a Native; we were joined by two other families with other tour groups and shown around by the winery's owner's daughter / granddaughter, Estela (who spoke excellent English). What separated this winery from...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2018

A visit to Bodegas Lecea is truly a unique experience! San Asensio was our last stop at the end of a 3 week tour of Southern France and Northern Spain. The tour of this family Bodegas (on this occasion, just two of us) given by...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Rioja is not just about the food and wine it is also about the families who have grown the produce and perfected their craft for generations. During this visit you will see, feel and taste the history of wine making and wine makers in this...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

We just recently came back from a trip from this winery and really recommend everyone to visit! Estela gave the tour in English and had a wealth of knowledge she was able to share with us. We were very lucky as it was only the...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Went to Bodegas Lecea as part of a Riojatrek's Wednesday in Rioja trip. It was a very interesting visit, the guide was delightful and knowledgeable. They show love for their work, and land. The visit included a testing at the end.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the small town of San Asensio, la Rioja Spain, Bodega Lecea gives you a wonderful glimpse into the people, the winemaking and the history of Rioja. Our guide Estella, (4th generation) daughter of the present owner, spoke perfect English and traced her...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience! The wine “Corazón de Lago” was a great surprise. The visit was guided by the owner and very well planned. After the visit we had a wonderful lunch at their lounge accompanied by simple, but great wine...

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Estela gave us a very informative tour and did a good job of accommodating English speakers. With the region filled with many large volume industrial scale producers, it was refreshing to see a small family run winery that was keeping alive traditional, handcrafted methods of...More

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

A great winery with some amazing history. Really good wine too!! Would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the area.

Thank James Y
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