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Petra de Valpiedra – a wine full of traditional Rioja flavours

Sometimes, you have to look back in time to be innovative. The passing of time involves change and evolution, but our traditions guide us to the essence of the wines we have been making for five generations. Petra de Valpiedra is our special tribute to the old Rioja wines made from Garnacha, the most common grape variety in the old days. Our … [Read more...] about Petra de Valpiedra – a wine full of traditional Rioja flavours

A sensational harvest for Finca Valpiedra in one of the toughest years for the region of Rioja

It is hard to forget the faces of the vine-growers after a disaster such as that which took place on April 28th in La Rioja, on Saint Prudence’s Day. The frost destroyed much of the work that had been done, and seriously jeopardised the future work of hundreds of vine-growers and wineries; since the consequences of such a severe frost not only … [Read more...] about A sensational harvest for Finca Valpiedra in one of the toughest years for the region of Rioja

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

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