La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta continues to be one of the benchmarks for traditionally produced Rioja wine. Established in 1890 at the same spot where their head office sits today, their three Reserva Wine brands, Alberdi, Arana and Ardanza are named after the founding families, all three of which remain shareholders. The…

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Owned by the family of Telmo Rodriguez, and since the retirement of Jaime Rodriguez in 2010, run on behalf of the family by Telmo and his sister Amaia. This property released the first genuine estate wines of la Rioja: owned, grown, made and bottled on a single property. Organic and…

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Álvaro Palacios

Álvaro Palacios has spent his life involved in the family business Bodegas Palacios Remondo, based in Alfaro La Rioja, working in the winemaking and commercial field. He studied oenology in Bordeaux and spent time working under Châteaux Pétrus winemaker Jean Pierre Moueix. Returning to Spain in 1989 Alvaro was a…

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CVNE, Compañía Vinícola del Norte del España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company), was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja. CVNE was founded by two brothers and today is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. Since its inception, CVNE has been focused on…

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Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s pioneer winemakers, advocating native grape varietals tied to the climates and conditions of their sites, and making world-class wines from undiscovered as well as known regions. Perhaps most impressive, while Telmo Rodriguez makes rare and limited wines of astonishing character and quality, his everyday…

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Franck Massard

Franck Massard was ranked the Best Sommelier in the U.K. in 1996 and most recently, the 2013 Naked Winemaker of the Year, a highly coveted award by In 2004, Franck acquired a vineyard in Spain’s Priorat region and from there, began the journey and dream of creating wines with…

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