Established by patriarch Guillermo Eguren in 1957, the original winery of the Eguren family is the starting point for one of the most solid wine groups in Spain from a quality point of view. Located in the picturesque village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, it bears the name of the mountain range that acts as protective barrier against the cold north winds.
The winery takes grapes from vineyards in San Vicente and in the nearby villages of Labastida and Laguardia, both in Rioja Alavesa. The top wines that used to be made under the Sierra Cantabria label are now produced at an independent winery called Viñedos Sierra Cantabria. The classic family wines remain in its portfolio (Murmurón carbonic maceration, Sierra Cantabria Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva) together with a rosé, a single varietal Garnacha and a red wine, called Selección, which is aged in barrels for six months. Almost all of these labels offer an excellent QPR.
The Eguren group also includes the wineries Señorío de San Vicente, Viñedos Sierra Cantabria and Viñedos de Páganos in Rioja; Teso La Monja in Toro; and Dominio de Eguren, which produces wine under the VT Castilla category.