bodegas_olabarri

Viña Olabarri Winery

Ctra. Haro-Anguciana, s/n - 941 31 09 37


The Bodegas Rubí project came into being in 1985 with the purchase of a hundred-year -old winery in Anguciana to produce wines by traditional methods following the specifications of D. Pablo Olábarri, who managed to create wines with a great aroma yet which were very gentle on the palate, and whose crowning glory, the 1985 Reserve, was first made in 1989.

With the aim of making Crianza, Reserve, Grand Reserve and High Expression wines, D. Pablo Olabarri decided to expand the project and build a winery in Haro which was able to fulfil the objectives he had been pursuing for over two decades, dedicated to the world of winemaking, constructed in a modern style with a bottling plant and warehouse with stainless steel tanks and 2,500 Bordeaux-type barrels of highest quality American oak, with different sized grains, in addition to an air-conditioned storage facility with capacity for 800,000 bottles, which are kept in optimal humidity and temperature conditions.

Address

Ctra. Haro-Anguciana, s/n
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

941 31 09 37
941 31 16 02 (Fax)
info@bodegasolabarri.com
www.bodegasolabarri.com
bodegas_roda

Roda Winery

Avda.Vizcaya, 5 - 941 30 30 01


Bodegas Roda,S.A. was founded in 1987 but it was not until 2001 when, after ten years in construction, building of the bodega in BarriodelaEstación, close to the River Ebro, was finally finished. This was carried out in three phases; the first was executed by the architect Roses and the last guided by the Llimona Ruiz-Recorder study.

They have three definitive ageing cellars, two of them underground, dug out of the rock, called LA NAVE DEL CARDO, in reference to the large iron sculpture representing the three thistle flowers forming the winery emblem and EL CALADO, an old 19th century passage that opens at a depth of 12 metres onto a terrace overlooking the river Ebro. The third is the NAVE T and all three serve the same purpose, using their different climatic conditions according to the different types of wine.

One of the winery’s notable resources is the first malolactic room conditioned by underfloor heating and cooling and with a special rectangular room with 17 French oak barrels coinciding in number with the vineyards, whose grapes are vatted separately in each of these casks for three weeks before being decanted directly into barrels. Once the 17 different wines have been in barrels for a year, the definitive moment comes to assemble the different regional varieties with RODA characteristics, red red fruit wines to be appreciated immediately in perfect harmony with fresh gastronomy, sweet and fresh. And RODA I from dark fruit features, with mineral, chocolate and dark plum notes, to delight the senses and inspire reflection.

Address

Avda.Vizcaya, nº 5
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

941 30 30 01
941 31 27 03 (Fax)
rodarioja@roda.es
www.roda.es
bodegas_rioja_santiago

Rioja Santiago Winery

Barrio de la Estación, s/n - 941 31 02 00


Centennial winery founded in 1870, located in the legendary Barrio de la Estación. They have remodelled buildings in line with the bodega’s heritage while preserving the know-how of earlier times, following a traditional process to produce all their wines in the cellar’s 3,000 barrels, and reaching a total capacity of 2,600,000 litres.

Address

Barrio de la Estación, s/n
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

941 31 02 00
941 31 26 79 (Fax)
riojasantiago@fer.es
www.bodegasriojasantiago.com
bodegas_ramon_bilbao

Ramón Bilbao Winery

Avda. Santo Domingo, +34 941 310 316)


Bodegas Ramón Bilbao, S.A. was founded in 1924 although in the previous century, around 1896, D.Ramón Bilbao Murga was already selling Ramón Bilbao and Viña Turzaballa wines in his bodega in the heart of Haro, in Las Cuevas street, while becoming one of the pioneering winemakers and a great lover of the art, which he was able to pass on to subsequent generations until 1966, when RamónBilbaoPozo, the family’s last descendant, passed away.

So, intending to continue D. Ramón Bilbao’s tradition of producing crianza wines, in 1972 a joint-stock company was set up under new ownership and changes were introduced, new facilities being constructed also in Haro, which went on to become part of a family company called Diego Zamora, S.A., later one of the largest drink-producing groups in Spain, while a new plan for modernisation and updating of the facilities was initiated, which is currently bearing excellent fruit. These wineries have significant production from their own vineyard (75 ha in Haro and the environs) in addition to controlled vineyards belonging to farmers in the area with whom they have been working for many years. As for the facilities, there are two separate areas for winemaking-reception-fermentation, with their corresponding selection tables and French oak casks, and different buildings: one for storage tanks, another one for the oak barrels and another for wine bottling and storage, as well as an ample cellar, a visitors’ centre and a professional tasting room.

As mentioned previously, two new barrel stores are being built and they hope to soon have their own winery for one of the most excellent Ramón Bilbao, S.A. wines, “Mirto”, including a public relations centre and a themed display about vine cultivation. The process of grape harvesting consists of setting a calendar to select the vineyard according to ripeness. Once the fruit is harvested, it is taken to the warehouse where there are two different wine producing areas: one for the stainless steel tanks with temperature control cladding, and another for French oak barrels, each holding 17,500 litres, which are used to make special editions. After this step comes the ageing, and to this end, Bodegas Ramón Bilbao, S.A. have more than 8,000 barrels of French and American oak to which transfers are made every six months. All of this helps make Bodegas Ramón Bilbao, S.A. one of the five most visited of the whole Rioja Denomination of Origin.

Dirección

Avda. Santo Domingo, nº 34
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contacto

941 310 316
visitanos@bodegasramonbilbao.es
www.bodegasramonbilbao.es
bodegas_muga

Muga Winery

Barrio de la Estación, 3 - 941 30 60 60)


In 1932, the marriage between Isaac Muga and Aurora Caño, both from families linked to wine, decided to found BodegasMuga, a company dedicated to the world of wine whose products have achieved both national and international prestige, using French and American oak barrels throughout the winemaking process.

Their vineyards, situated in the slopes of Obarenes Mountains, with a south-easterly aspect, form terraces supporting small plots of land, mostly with lime/clay loams, as well as ferrous clay and alluvial soils where the vines grow from which comes the stock which is the source of the fruit, the vine, with different varieties such as tempranillo, mazuelo, graciano and garnacha, all used in Bodegas Muga, S.L. to produce high quality wines.

Address

Barrio de la Estación, nº 3
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

941 30 60 60
941 31 28 67 (Fax)
visitas@bodegasmuga.com
www.bodegasmuga.com
bodegas_lacuesta

Martínez Lacuesta Winery

Paraje de Ubieta s/n - 941 31 00 50)


It all began in 1895 when the Martínez Lacuesta Hermanos firm was founded by D. Félix Martínez Lacuesta, a Haro lawyer, politician and businessman who built the business up from scratch, with a small shop located in Vega Street. Little by little, the business began to prosper and over the years his five brothers joined him to form a company with a branch in Madrid opened 1904, which was the beginning of what is nowadays Bodegas Martínez Lacuesta, S.A., managed by the third generation of the family and which eventually became suppliers to the Royal Household.

They have an annual production of 1 million bottles which includes the range of red, white and rosé wines as well vermouth, distilled by traditional methods since 1937, in addition to young vineyards that help to promise a superb future for this winery.

The bodega has been transferred from its former premises in La Ventilla street, in the centre of Haro, to a new location in Paraje de Ubieta where new modern facilities have been built.

Dirección

Paraje de Ubieta s/n
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contacto

941 31 00 50
941 30 37 48
reservas@martinezlacuesta.com
www.martinezlacuesta.com
bodegas_lopez_heredia

López de Heredia Winery

Avda. de Vizcaya, 3 - 902 12 39 04)


In 1877, D.Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, from Santiago de Chile, but with Spanish parents, came to Haro to start up his business in the world of Rioja wine from the outset. He bought some land, where he planted vines for the first time, and in 1914 created the Viña Tondonia vineyard, the best known, from which the winery gets its name, followed by another three, also widely known, designated Viña Bosconia, Viña Zaconia y Cubillas, from which the grape varieties most commonly used to produce this bodega’s wines are obtained: tempranillo, garnacha, graciano and mazuelo for reds, or viura and malvasía for whites. These wineries are some of the oldest in Haro and among the first in all of La Rioja. The strategic situation of their vineyards, the exceptional quality of the plantings, and the varieties used are essentially complemented by a magnificent winery, whose creation process was similar to the planting of the vineyards: slowly, with maximum care and attention. Among other features, the R. López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia winery is noted for being one of the few bodegas in the world with its own traditionally crafted cooperage with 3 master coopers constructing and repairing a hundred percent of the barrels they use.

The whole group, divided between "Bodega Vieja", "Bodega Nueva", "Bisiesta", "Dolorosa", "Bodega de las Reservas", "El Caladillo", "El Frontón", "El Cementerio" and "El Calado", has been designated the Haro "Cathedral of Wine" due to the grandiosity of the exterior, in ashlar masonry, which has an extraordinary interior where the excellent wine of these bodegas rests on a total surface area of 53,076 m2, of which 19,718 m2 are built up, with 6,906 m2 corresponding to the underground cellar, with galleries up to 200 m length and 15 m depth, drilled into the heart of a colossal block of sandstone. The sides are lined with endless rows of oak barrels, holding 15,000 of these, and 72 casks of the same wood from Cantabria, Bosnia, Allier (France) and North America, constructed in capacities ranging from 60 to 640 hectolitres. This oak wood plays an important role both in the fermentation and ageing of wines in these containers by traditional procedures. Another feature is what the owners call the new showroom-shop, designed by Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid renowned for the fluidity, innovation, audacity and subtlety of her works, demonstrated in this “sculpture", which began as a restoration of the modernist stand displayed by the bodega at trade fairs and other events, eventually becoming a fixed structure installed in the Haro winery as a storage and exhibition space.

In the elaboration of all these wines, not one single grape has ever been introduced from any region other than Rioja, an act tolerated in its day by the Rioja Denomination Regulatory Council. R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia, S.A. was awarded a diploma of guarantee by the Council in recognition of this, as the only winery ever to receive such a distinction, as stated on the back labels of all their bottles.

Address

Avda. de Vizcaya, 3
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

902 123 904
bodega@lopezdeheredia.com
www.lopezdeheredia.com
bodegas_la_rioja_alta

La Rioja Alta Winery

Avda. Vizcaya, 8 - 902 12 39 04


The history of this winery begins in 1890. It was founded by winemakers from the Basque Country and La Rioja to produce high quality Rioja wines using completely traditional methods, an aim that continues to this day through the current winery partners, descendants of the founders who saw their goal achieved with the first sales of the Reserve 890 and Reserve 904 labels in the first fifteen years of the 20th century. By the middle of that century, all bottling of the wine now took place in their own facility. More new features were gradually introduced. Around 1975, there was a considerable increase in the number of vineyards and the Viña Arana and Viña Alberdi came out, followed ten years later by the Viña Ardanza Blanco brand, in addition to the creation of the new underground cellar in Haro, for ageing of the wines in bottles. Maintaining a line of maximum quality ever since their winery’s foundation, they have continued to extend their facilities and vineyards right up to the present, with approximately 46,000 American oak barrels for maturation, repaired in the vineyard’s own cooperage, and more than 6 million wine bottles ageing, adding up to 19 million litres in stock.

La Rioja Alta, S.A. possesses a broad area of vineyards with over 450 ha. spread over the limestone soils of Labastida, Briones and Zarratón, among others. This feature makes this winery unique, as it is not common in La Rioja for bodegas to have their own vineyards, but La Rioja Alta, S.A. does so in order to control and ensure the supply of maximum quality grapes, as 80% of the vines are pruned in "trellis" fashion and the other 20% in "goblet" mode, both highly suitable options for vine cultivation, as evidenced in the average output of the vineyards, reaching 5000 Kg/Ha (34.43 Hl/Ha), i.e. around 24% lower than authorised in Rioja (45,50 Hl/Ha), which increases the grape quality.

Another detail to highlight is the manual transfer every six months of all the wines into the barrels, a very important element in the wine ageing process, since it cleanses the wine of all lees while allowing contact with the air for a brief period, thus increasing its ageing capacity. By tasting each barrel individually, a better selection of the wines is achieved. La Rioja Alta, S.A. keeps a reserve of wines equivalent to a whole harvest in casks. Thus, if the following year there was very poor harvest in terms of amount and/or quality, they would be able to continue ageing and supplying wines without having to sell wine from a harvest of inferior quality.

Address

Avda. Vizcaya, nº 8
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

902 123 904
riojalta@riojalta.com
www.riojalta.com
bodega_akutain

Juan José Peñagaricano Akutain Winery

Término la Manzanera, s/n - 941 30 26 51


Akutain winery produces only red wines of the finest quality, crianzas and reserves, with grapes exclusively from their own vineyards located around the winery, a sub-zone of Rioja Alta, with 90% tempranillo, with 8% garnacha and 2% others.

With an efficient control, especially of the cultivation and maturation processes. The harvest is gathered manually, selecting the grape on the vine for ripeness, depositing them in 20kg boxes. Transferred to the warehouse, the painstaking elaboration and ageing process begins. Visual monitoring of cluster quality, introduction into the stem or skin remover for the separation of “raspón” (stems and skins) before the grapes are transferred almost whole to fermentation tanks, where they will be transformed into wine after maceration and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The wine obtained is separated from the sludge by transferring from tank to tank.

It will rest for most of the winter, achieving good natural cold decanting, before being poured into French and American oak barrels, with a maximum of 5 years’ use. Ageing time in casks varies from 12 to 30 months, with transfers every 6 months, before being bottled and stacked up in the corresponding niches, where it will remain for a minimum of 2 years. We are pleased to receive visits, or can organise lunches or dinners, at all times by prior appointment.

Address

Término la Manzanera, s/n

Contact

941 30 26 51
info@bodegaakutain.com
www.bodegaakutain.com
bodegas_ibaiondo

Ibaiondo Winery

Cantarranas, s/n - 941 31 21 62


Bodegas Ibaiondo,S.A. is a small winery with its own vineyards completely dedicated to the care of its wines, selecting the most characteristic Rioja varieties such as tempranillo, graciano, garnacha and mazuelo.

Their limited production affords them rigorous control of ageing in American oak barrels and its subsequent development in bottles, and they are able to supply it at the best point of its ageing.

Address

Cantarranas, s/n
CP 26200 Haro (La Rioja)

Contact

941 31 21 62
comercial@bodegasibaiondo.com
www.bodegasibaiondo.com