The Rioja Alavesa district offers wine tourism with historical wines and wineries boasting avant-garde architectural styles. The hotel that Frank Gehry designed for the Marques de Riscal winery has changed the face of Elciego. It is spectacular. Nearby, in Laguardia, one must take a walk through the old quarters, guarded by the great wall, to admire the polychrome porch of the church of Santa Maria de los Reyes. Labastida, Samaniego and other towns stand along the Ebro River, which irrigates the vineyards, while the Cantabrian Mountains protect them from the wind.