Established in 1964 in the same Rioja 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 winegrowing. Yet, even with brand new fa- cilities, stocked with the latest wine-making technology, it is Labastida’s vineyards that distinguish this winery above others.

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.