At one of the highest points in Rioja Alavesa, in the village of Elvillar de Álava, the Meruelo family created Bodegas Heredad de Baroja in 1964. The winery itself was built with a single purpose in mind: turning top-quality Tempranillo grapes into classic expressions of elegant Rioja wine. Sourced from vineyards more than 600 metres above sea-level, rising from a mix of clay and limestone, the grapes reach a perfect balance of ripeness and acidity due to extreme temperature differences between night and day of 20oC or more during the grape maturity period.

Temperature control, stainless steel tanks with capacities between 12,000 and 30,000 kilos, and exhaustive monitoring at every stage – everything is geared towards ensuring the quality and character found in these unique vineyards and manifests itself in every bottle of Heredad de Baroja.