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Finca Antigua: making estate wines on the Route of Don Quixote

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

Finca Antigua: Outstanding vintage expected for 2018

Sometimes it is written in the stars and all the pieces that make the winemaking jigsaw puzzle, come together. This is what has happened at Finca Antigua. Thanks to a very nice summer and an ideal, almost textbook, weather, the vintage this year will be fabulous across DO La Mancha and particularly, in our estate. In the words of Lauren Rosillo, … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: Outstanding vintage expected for 2018

Fewer, but great wines from Familia Martínez Bujanda in Rueda, La Rioja and La Mancha

Working flat out, starting significantly earlier than last year, yet sooner than a normal campaign, the harvest at Familia Martínez Bujanda is almost complete in La Mancha.  At Finca Antigua, where we started with the Muscatel on August 11th, we expected to finish by the middle of September.  Harvest is now over in the Rueda region; at Finca … [Read more...] about Fewer, but great wines from Familia Martínez Bujanda in Rueda, La Rioja and La Mancha

Very high expectations for the harvest despite the frosts and drought

The 2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the most difficult of the twenty-first century. Heavy frosts have caused a significant drop in production in the northern half of Spain as well as in other European countries such as France and Italy. Furthermore, the drought, which has practically dragged on since spring last year, is also affecting … [Read more...] about Very high expectations for the harvest despite the frosts and drought

Finca Antigua: the ‘love affair’ of Familia Martínez Bujanda

At the end of the nineties, the designation ‘Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOC) Rioja’ suffered greatly due to the shortage of raw materials which saw grape prices rise to an all-time high of 425 pesetas per kilo during the harvest of 1999. Familia Martínez Bujanda, along with other winemaking groups in the region, decided to focus upon … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: the ‘love affair’ of Familia Martínez Bujanda

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