A wine-producing town
Fuenmayor is one of the most important wine-producing villages in the whole of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin (D.O.C. Rioja). At the end of the 18th Century the Castilian Royal Economic Society of Rioja Harvesters, better known as the Royal Board of Harvesters (Real Junta de Cosecheros) was founded here; in a certain sense, the embryo of the current Regulating Council of the Designation.
También es aquí donde Riojatrek realiza su Jornada de Enoturismo: una actividad de turismo participativo donde aprenderás y disfrutarás del vino de Rioja además de conocer una bodega tradicional de Rioja.
This is also where Riojatrek offers its Wine Tourism Experience: a participative tourism activity where you will learn about and enjoy Rioja wine, as well as discover a traditional Rioja winery.
What to see
About 3000 people live in Fuenmayor; a village that is worth discovering by wandering leisurely around its streets. The most representative sights are:
- Parish Church of Santa María (16th Century, Renaissance)
- Fountain of the Seven Spouts and the laundry area (19th Century)
- Palace of Fernández-Bazán (18th Century, Baroque)
- Palace of the Marquesses of Terán or of the Royal Board of Harvesters (18th Century, Baroque)
- Cultural Center (16th and 17th Century)
- The Chapel of Santo Cristo (17th and 18th Century, Baroque)
Where to eat
Fuenmayor stands out for its numerous and marvellous restaurants. To name just a few:
- Asador Alameda
- Mesón Chuchi
- Restaurante Casa Eloy
- Restaurante El Porrón
- Mesón El Escudo
- Restaurante Dónal
How to get there
- By car: instructions on how to get to the centre of Fuenmayor (Church of Santa María).
Address: Avenida de Cenicero 1, 26360.
GPS Coordinates: 42.467 N, 2.562 W.
This is the meeting point for our Wine Tourism Experience.