Masterpiece in titanium

Frank Gehry-designed bodega in La Rioja

Frank Gehry-designed bodega in La Rioja

After seeing architect Frank Gehry’s masterpiece, the Guggenheim-Bilbão, we thought we’d drive by the bodega, or winery, he designed for the Marqués de Riscal winery in La Rioja. We didn’t know the exact location, only that it was in/near the town of Elciego. We wondered if we’d recognize it on a drive-by.

¡Sin duda!  (Without a doubt!)

As we descended the hillside into the town of Elciego, there was no mistaking Gehry’s work practically floating in the trees before us. So much more beautiful than the museum! I love the way he worked the titanium to get the purples, pinks, blues, and greens in the “wings.”

In addition to the vineyards and bodega, this winery also has a luxury hotel named for its architect. Lovely spot!

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