Established in 1964
in the same Rioja Alavesa village as Manuel Quintano, the 18th century monk who brought Bordeaux wine-ageing techniques to Spain, Bodegas y Viñedos Labastida continues this pioneering spirit in their winemaking. Yet, even with brand new facilities, stocked with the latest wine-making technology, it is Labastida’s vineyards that distinguish this winegrower. The 500-plus hectares are nestled between the banks of the Ebro River and the foot of the Sierra Cantabria mountains in one of the most unique and privileged areas in all of Rioja. The vines are protected from the Atlantic wind and rain while enjoying warm air currents brought from the Mediterranean by the Ebro. The result is the ideal proportion of precipitation with warm days and cool nights, making Labastida’s vineyards some of the best in Rioja.