Murua reinforces its commitment to wine tourism with a wide and varied range of activities designed to show the traveler the excellent wines that are produced there and the complex and fascinating world that surrounds them. Through them, the visitor will be able to discover wine and its culture in an entertaining and educational way in one of the most
suggestive and attractive of our country: the Rioja Alavesa. Specifically, Bodegas Murua is located in the town of Elciego, in an environment of impressive landscapes where the vineyard creates a beautiful symbiosis of nature and culture.
The noble main building, which maintains the structure of the manor houses typical of this area of La Rioja Alavesa, is the point of reference for the wide and varied catalog of experiences designed to enjoy wine.
The oenological proposal is aimed at surprising the visitor in the terroir where the Murua wines are born, touring the vineyards. The green and yellow landscape reveals to the traveler the land where the Murua wines stand out, which can later be tasted inside the winery.

 

Library and private art collection

Once inside, Bodegas Murua allows the visitor to discover the exclusive library and its private art collection owned by Corporación Masaveu with sculptures, paintings and engravings from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

Murua offers wine tourists the chance to enjoy great masters of painting, furniture or decorative objects. These exhibitions feature names of artists as prestigious artists such as Francisco de Goya, Tomás Hiepes, Juan de Arellano, Fernando Sotomayor, Valentín Zubiaurre, Francisco Bores, Daniel Quintero and Miquel Barceló, whose works of art decorate the corners of the buildings that make up the Rioja winery. There are numerous works exhibited in the winery and related to the grape harvest, vineyards and wine, set in taverns or scenes of a traditional nature from different eras, which are complemented by different ethnographic and craft objects linked to wine production.

The library is another treasure open to the traveler who comes to Elciego. Unique in the Designation of Origin of La Rioja, the site brings together more than 2,455 books and magazines related to the world of wine from the 16th century to the present day.
Bodegas Murua also proposes approaching the culture of wine from the hand of the person who best understands the vine: the winemaker. The visit includes a guided walk through the vineyard, followed by a technical tour of the facilities and a tasting of varieties directly from the barrels, with access also to the manor house and the private art collection owned by Corporación Masaveu.
In addition to the visit to the vineyard , the winery , the library and the private art collection, the visits include the tasting of different wines:

‘Knowing Murua’ . Commented tasting of two Premium wines from the winery, VS Murua and Murua Reserva, and a third wine to choose between Veguín de Murua Gran Reserva, M de Murua or Murua Blanco Barrel Fermented. Price: 20 euros per person
Collector tasting . Guided tasting of the five wines that make up Bodegas Murua: VS Murua, Murua Reserva, Murua White Barrel Fermented, Veguín de Murua Gran Reserva and M de Murua. Price per person: 50 euros.
• ‘Masaveu Bodegas’. four wines of each of the Bodegas Masaveu projects spread throughout the Spanish geography, accompanied by a small appetizer: Fillaboa, Pagos de Araiz Rosado, Más de Leda and Murua Reserva. Price per person: 30 euros. In addition, the visitor has the opportunity to discover Bodegas Murua at their own pace by tasting the different wines available at the WineBar, enjoying them on the patio or in one of the interior rooms, observing the charm of the different colors that it offers, according to the time of year, the landscape of vineyards.

 

Murua Wineries

The Murua winery, owned by Masaveu Bodegas, is located in the beautiful town of ElCiego, in the heart ofheart of the Rioja Alavesa. In an environment of impressive landscapes, the noble main building maintains the structure of the manor houses typical of this area of La Rioja Alavesa.

The winery belongs to the Masaveu family since 1974, when it was acquired to make wine privately until, years later, it was decided to remodel it and promote it commercially with a strong commitment to quality.
Currently, Murua produces 250,000 bottles made with the philosophy of betting on sustainability and respect for the land that defines the winery group present in different DO’s in the country: Murua (DOCa. Rioja), Fillaboa (DO. Rias Baixas), Pagos de Araiz (DO. Navarra), Leda (Wine from the Land of Castilla y León) and Valverán ice cider (Asturias).