Av. Don Ricardo Ruiz de Azcárraga, 1
La Rioja – Spain
More than a century of tradition
Throughout its 100-year history, winemaking techniques have evolved because Bodegas Riojanas combine the local winemaking tradition with the state-of-the-art winemaking techniques. Innovation goes hand in hand with respect for tradition. Therefore we have incorporated the most advanced winemaking techniques that allow for adaptation to current market trends.
Passion for land
Bodegas Riojanas controls more than 200 hectares from the best vineyards in Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and nearby towns. The quintessential grape in Rioja is Tempranillo, but Bodegas Riojanas also has one of the largest areas dedicated to Mazuelo and Graciano within the denomination, varieties that provide greater personality to their wines.
The different plots of vineyards are situated on clay-limestone of Miocene origin, soils suitable for producing the highest quality.
Rite of obtaining the products of the land
In early October, after going through the heat of summer, the harvest, which is more than simply picking grapes is done. The choice of the optimum time for harvesting, the productivity of the vines, the selection of grape batches intended to develop different types of wines of the winery… all will have influence in the final quality and characteristics of the wines obtained.
The batches of grapes from old vineyards are collected in boxes, to prevent the pressure produced by the weight breaks the grapes, assuring us that grapes arrive in optimal conditions to the winery. Once there, they undergo a meticulous manual selection bunch by bunch, obtaining wines that are the maximum exponent of Bodegas Riojanas.
The rest to obtain great wines
Once the grapes became wine through fermentation, it undergoes a process of aging in barrels and then bottled, all complying with the minimum requirements established by the regulations of the QDO Rioja and following the judgment of the Technique Management of the winery. The time spent in barrel and bottle determines the different categories of wine: Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva.
Every day, the best of ourselves
All the tasks developed from the grape sprouting in the vineyard until the wine arrives at your table are developed and run by Bodegas Riojanas staff, always having as objective the highest quality. The staff team of Bodegas Riojanas is the greatest asset we have, who turns their enthusiasm and experience in the products offered to the market, being a greatest pride the satisfaction of all consumers.
Come meet us
We are waiting for you… we are looking forward to having you come to know our facilities and try our wines.
Avda. Dr. Ricardo Ruiz Azcárraga, 1.
26350 Cenicero. La Rioja – Spain