Exclusive design by Norman Foster, the headquarters of Bodegas Portia is one of the most splendid and fresh. The tour costs 10 € and includes a tasting of two new wines.
An architectural gem
Shaped like a star, Portia Bodegas, in Gumiel de Izán (Burgos), was designed by Norman Foster, awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize and is the Faustino Group’s hallmark in the Ribera del Duero DO.
Completed in 2010 and fashioned with fine materials (Steel, concrete, wood and glass), its splendid design doesn’t deprive it of functionality. In fact, the three star branches have been created for a purpose: to make a distinction between the Vinification, Fermentation and Ageing. There are 12,500 metres of operational space, and in the central section, over the Hopper for the harvested grapes, its coordination centre: Shop, Tasting Room, Auditorium, Meeting Room and Cafeteria.
Faustino in the Ribera del Duero
Symbol of wine par excellence since 1861, the Faustino Group has grown in prestige, taking a stand in Spain’s most important Denominations: Rioja, Navarra, the Ribera del Duero and La Mancha.
The Faustino Family began their venture in the wine-growing region of the Ribera del Duero in the 1990s, acquiring Lands in Roa, Gumiel de Izán, Villanueva and Gumiel de Mercado. Having planted vineyards with the Tinta del País variety, they later created their first wine, Portia 2003. Awarded Gold Medal for the World’s Best Tempranillo.