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This historic winery, located in the Barrio de la Estación area in Haro and founded in 1890 by five Basque and Riojan vinegrowers, holds the honour of having converted the name of the Rioja subzone into their brand. At the time, French négociants were looking for wines that could replace Bordeaux, where phylloxera had destroyed the vineyards, and the newly created company, keen to produce fine wines, brought in French winemaker Vigier to make Bordeaux-style wines.

La Rioja Alta has managed to preserve the classic style of the Denomination. It is one of the few wineries that withstood the urge to launch a modern style brand in the last two decades of the 20th century. Its main concerns in those days were to gather a sizeable number of own vineyards (453 hectares); build modern production facililites (located in the nearby village of Labastida), update barrel stocks and install a cooperage in the winery, given the decisive role that American oak plays in the long aging periods in barrel.

Its most iconic brand, registered in 1942, is Viña Ardanza (600,000 bottles, around €20 in Spain). It is a blend of 80% Tempranilllo...

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