Vadio is a small family operation located in the village of Poutena in the Bairrada region, run by Luis Patrao, his girlfriend Eduarda Dias, and Luis's father Dinis. It is a small project, where one of the main goals is the recovery of Bairrada's traditional grape varieties and the production of authentic DOC Bairrada wines, using Baga, Cerceal, Bical and Arinto. There are two very distinct vineyard blocks and an old warehouse that has been adapted in a very simple manner for the production of wine. Our wines present a very classic style that intends to respect the authenticity of the region and the character of its grapes. We practice a viticulture that is based on sustainability through an integrated production approach, protecting the region’s biodiversity. We believe that through this process, we can concede a greater authenticity and character to our wines. We resort to family labor and occasionally to some local rural workers, enabling a better use and development of the region’s capabilities and resources.
Bodegas Cepa 21 is the new ambitious project headed by the Moro family, the owners of Bodegas Emilio Moro, one of the most emblematic wineries in the Ribera del Duero. The aim of this project has been to build a modern, functional, minimalist new winery drawing on the savoir faire acquired over the years by several generations of the Moro family in the making of modern-style wines.
The Moro brothers, José and Javier, wanted to bring some of their best friends into the project and get them to experience some of the thrills and excitement of being part of the world of wine.
The winery, which nestles in the middle of fifty hectares (around 124 acres) of its own Tinto Fino vines (the purest Tempranillo clone), is modern and equipped to bring out the very best of one of the finest varietals in the world.
Our winery is the place where the values of the Moro family take shape. A space where traditional methods and the latest technology go hand in hand to obtain the best possible results. Legacy of manual plowing, harvesting by hand, and barbeque ribs with roast potatoes, the winery is today a seat of memories and a commitment towards progress: technology at the service of quality. In Bodegas Emilio Moro you can experience for yourself the different aromas of each stay, the landscape of its vineyards, the stacked barrels and the sound of incessant activity.
"Wine is an art, if you know how to listen it speaks to you, telling you when it needs racking and when it needs to rest. It is like a living being that you have to understand, look after and care for." - Don Emilio Moro
Two brothers, Jose (Pepe) and Emilio Espinosa Rivera, are a hard working duo from the town of Pesquera del Duero, who, since childhood have had their lives governed by the wine world. In Ribera del Duero, winemaking is a way of life, where the grape harvests have always been a celebration that everyone participated in. Due to this upbringing, Jose and Emilio stress the importance of quality over quantity- a “less is more” approach to winemaking, by highlighting the charactaristics of their soils, their local climate, and the star grape of the region, Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). By blending traditional winemaking techniques of the region with modern technology, Bodegas Hesvera is producing some of the best wines we’ve tried from the region.
A rich family tradition of winemaking guides each step at this bodega from the harvest of grapes of excellent quality to their transformation into modern, award-winning wines. The painstaking process begins with every bunch of grapes manually harvested from old, low-yield vineyards and continues with minimal use of mechanical means. Bodegas Medrano Irazu is located on the southernmost slopes of the Sierra de Cantabria, with 30 hectares of vines, and another 150 hectares under their direct supervision. The clayey-lime soil and a protective microclimate create a privileged area for the production of regionally and internationally recognized wines.
Rebirth through a passion for greatness – Miguel Ángel Muro brought his ancestors’ vine-growing and wine-producing traditions into the modern age by adopting new technologies and production methods. This winery was a pioneer in the use of steel tanks in Lapuebla de Labarca and was one of the first to do so in the entire region. The south-facing vineyards lie in altitude between 450 m and 570 m and receive scarce rainfall throughout the year. They cover a surface area of 22 hectares and have an average age of 35 years. Grape varietals include Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo, Macabeo, and the nearly extinct Maturana Tinta.
Bodegas Ondalan is the result of a long and solid family tradition, linked to the wines and vineyards off Rioja Alavesa since 1889. In 1976, Mr. Julio Martinez Bujanda founded Bodegas Ondalan, in order to develop unique wines born from the fruit of their own vineyards, expressing in them authenticity and uniqueness. Over the years, his sons Fernando and Enrique, devoted in body and soul to the cultivation of the vine, claimed Bodegas Ondalan as a living testimony to the presence of “terroir” that they have received from their ancestors. Today,Enrique Martinez Bujanda, with his knowledge and compassion for the 55 hectares of estate vines, is dedicated to making Bodegas Ondalan his personal and family project, producing elegant wines, full of emotion. The passion of Bodegas Ondalan rests in its wines, and they remain alive to benefit our loyal and committed friends and clients.
With ample experience in making and aging great wines dating back to 1964, Santiago Ijalba García left his position as general and technical manager in a historic Haro bodega to launch his own personal project. In 1998 under his newly-incorporated company Santiago Ijalba S.A., he created the VIÑA HERMOSA brand. The bodega is situated in the small town of Gimileo, close to Ollauri and a mere four kilometers from Haro, the “capital of Rioja wine” and his home town. Today, the family bodega already includes a new generation. Young Roberto Ijalba Pérez’s passion for oenological innovation and cutting-edge trends are beginning to make their mark on the bodega’s wines.