Marqués de Murrieta

For the last two years, Master of Wine Tim Atkin has published a classification of Rioja wineries. The unofficial guide is styled after the 1855 Bordeaux classification “based on the quality of each winery and its wines.” Atkins has ranked Marqués de Murrieta as the top “First Growth” both years, the highest standing. Marqués de […]

Bodegas Vallobera

Bodegas Vallobera is the personal project of Javier San Pedro Rández, a self-made winemaker with more than 30 years of experience. The San Pedro family owns some of the most impressive vineyards in Rioja, on the sloping southern foothills of the Sierra Cantabria. The Cantabrian Range forms the shoulders of northern Spain, stretching from the […]

Bodegas Baigorri

Bodegas Baigorri was founded in 1996 with the first wine harvested in 2002. Baigorri farms their vineyards within the Rioja Alavesa region, the finest region in Rioja. The striking glass winery is an architectural marvel, designed to complement the surroundings as well as to provide gentle gravity-guided winemaking. Not a single pump exists here. Instead, the winemakers […]

Altos de Rioja

Altos de Rioja is a boutique winery in the heart of the best wine-growing area of the Rioja Alavesa, the foothills of Sierra Cantabria at 700 metres above sea level. It was founded in 2006 with the sole aim of creating stylish, modern Rioja wines; wines with a real sense of place based on respect for […]