MARQUÉS DEL RISCAL has always been a pioneer company that is a reference in the industry. In 1858 it became the first winemaker in Rioja to make its wines using Bordeaux methods. In 1972 it became the first winemaker to promote the “Rueda” appellation of origin, where the highly rated white wines are made. In 1991 launched Barón de Chirel, wine that was the precursor of the so-called “new era” of Rioja wines (Barón de Chirel 1986).. And more recently, it officially opened “Ciudad del Vino” (City of Wine) with a building designed by the architect Frank O. Gehry, which is the most avant-garde building to date used by a Spanish wine maker. Marqués de Riscal markets its products in over 108 countries and its wines have been awarded the most acclaimed international prizes, and other awards and mentions in specialised press.