CELLAR

“If we cannot buy a Chateau in Bordeaux, or inherit land in Burgundy, the only thing left to do is to prove that it is possible to make a Rioja that is at least as good as the wines from there”.

The main idea of the project is also the elaboration of wine in our own winery. So far, we have not found any winery built that we feel is suitable, nor any land for its construction that would satisfy us. Unlike other countries, in Spain wineries are not included among the agricultural activities, but rather industrial, which implies the need to find suitable land (industrial) and, in addition, an understandable but expensive security bureaucracy of all kinds (especially sanitary).

So, as a temporary solution, we have chosen to fit out una nave (a warehouse) – the name by which a diaphanous industrial pavilion is known around here – which had been bought some time ago and which served as a file warehouse, a storage room for our own and other people’s furniture, and even as a workshop for inspired artists of limited means. In short, the quintessence of the garage cellar or, better still, of the workshop cellar, given its clear functionality. Perhaps it could be defined as a boutique wine cellar if we dispense with the glamour that this expression seems to want to inspire.

Our winery is located in Logroño, the capital of La Rioja and the centre of the D.O.Ca Rioja. Installed in an industrial building of about 300 square meters in which we can produce, bottle and age all our wines with the proximity and craftsmanship that every winemaker aspires to be able to employ. It is equipped with all the means and tools necessary to make high quality wines.

We have a reception area, a cold storage room for when we are interested in preserving temperature, a winemaking area with stainless steel and cement tanks, one of which has a very special ovoid shape for white wines, a refrigerated ageing area with oak barrels of different sizes and capacities that allow us to refine our wines in contact with noble wood and not excessive, and a bottling area.