This is the second Rioja project established by siblings Carlos and Pilar as part of the group Familia Martínez Bujanda. It is built upon 120ha of vineyards spread across Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.
Grapes are sourced from 19 different vineyards grown on clay-limestone and ferrous-clay soils with vines ranging from 20 to 60 years of age. Most of the vineyards are located in Logroño and Oyón (Rioja Alavesa), where the family comes from and where a modern, functional winery was built. Tempranillo and Viura form the basis of their wines with the exception of a modern 100% Graciano (around €16) which was released recently.
In contrast with Finca Valpiedra, a single-vineyard venture with a first and a second wine, Viña Bujanda is focused on good-value, traditionally aged reds and entry-level young wines.
The winery produces 800,000 bottles. The entry-level range of young wines (white, rosé and red) is priced at around €5, followed by Rioja’s traditional aging categories: Crianza (€7), Reserva (€9.5) and Gran Reserva (€16), all of which are 100% Tempranillo. While the Crianza is aged in American oak barrels, 30% of French oak is used for Reserva and Gran Reserva.
In partnership with a charity called Coopera-Jóvenes para la Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo, Viña Bujanda makes a wine called Conparte.
Beyond Rioja, Familia Martínez Bujanda runs two single-vineyard projects in La Mancha (Finca Antigua) and Rueda (Finca Montepedroso), together with Cosecheros y Criadores, a company devoted to PGI (Vino de la Tierra) and table wines.
Familia Martínez Bujanda Group wines can be bought online in Spain.