In the vineyards, the annual growth cycle begins in springtime. The dates may vary depending on the weather in each particular season, but normally, bud breaking takes place in March or April every year. While bud breaking depends on a variety of factors, the most important one is the weather. Other environmental factors may affect the date when … [Read more...] about Springtime and bud breaking come together in the vineyard
Environmentally friendly farming will play a key role in sustainable vineyards in the future. At Familia Martínez Bujanda, winemaking tradition has always been linked to methods that both improve our vineyards’ yield and prove to be respectful of the environment. Accordingly, we implement strategies and systems that do not harm the planet. As … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua uses artificial grass as innovative sustainable winemaking practice
When Familia Martínez Bujanda decided to expand beyond La Rioja, they travelled across Spain looking for unique vineyards with a character of their own. On their trip, they found Finca Antigua, an extraordinary 1000-hectares estate standing 900 metres above sea level. Nearly half the surface area – 421 hectares – is covered in grapevines and the … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: making estate wines on the Route of Don Quixote
We do not know exactly when white wine came to be named as such. However, it can be easily seen that this type of wine is not actually white, but rather pale yellow, from golden or amber to straw-coloured or almost translucent; it can even have greenish hues. In fact, the colour that characterises white wines is the result of little or no … [Read more...] about Why is it that white wine has its characteristic colour?
At Familia Martínez Bujanda, four generations of winemakers have grown vines and made wines with a character of their own. A few years ago, we decided to start making white wine. Is there a better place to do so than the very heart of the DO Rueda? In our winery Finca Montepedroso we make white wine exclusively from Verdejo grapes, using native … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso Verdejo: a wine that embodies the authentic character of Rueda