Excellent Wines and Mistelas in the Historic Riko Winery
Dotted by the landscapes of the stunning Xaló region, Bodegas Riko is a small family-owned winery with its base in the Marina Alta territory in Alicante. Flanked by a striking valley and sea coast, the vineyards enjoy the perfect weather and fresh terroirs. The winery is a must-visit for history-lovers and wine enthusiasts, and learn unique traditions about ancient families lived here while tasting premium wines.
The Inside Splendour of the Riko Winery
Established in the late 18th century by Baroness of Jalón and Duchess of Almodóvar, the Cone is an elegant civil building situated on the road’s right-hand side. It covers around 145 square meters area with buttresses walls and limited windows. From inside, the structure is decorated with superimposed arches, slender, and daring. This cellar-building also has various wooden presses and cone-shaped barrels for wine aging and refining.
The winery is associated with another building, the Colander, similar in structure tothe Cone, which was owned by Tio Vicente Moncho Más in 1914. Moncho was famous for his liqueurs, spirits, and wines. Throughout the 20th century, the building was a hostel, a mechanical workshop, and finally immersed as the Riko Winery.
Stunning Vineyards in the Heart of Alicante
The primary focus of Bodegas Riko is on two unique grape varieties – Muscatel and Giró vines. Using these vines, the winery produces top-class wines, vermouth, and mistelas, made within DO Alicante labels. The winery produces delicious red, white, dessert, and fortified wines respecting the tradition and biodiversity.