Viña Salceda was founded in Elciego in 1969, a picturesque town in the Rioja Alavesa. Since 1998 it has belonged to the Chivite family, committed to the production of wines of the highest quality which for their part reflect the essence of the terroir. Viña Salceda currently makes four wines with very distinct personalities: two wines of the traditional type, a Crianza and a Reserva, and two wines with a more modern profile: Puente de Salceda and Conde de la Salceda, the latter made only in the best vintage years.
The winery's vineyards are located in the municipal districts of La Dehesilla, El Roquial and Valdefrailes, lying on calcareous-clay soils which prove ideal for the Tempranillo (the foremost), Mazuelo and Graciano varieties. Here the vineyards enjoy a special microclimate thanks to the Cantabria Mountains to the North and the Demanda Mountain Range to the South, which moderate respectively the Atlantic and Continental-Mediterranean influences. Low yields per hectare and the vineyards' age guarantee an excellent quality of raw material and vinification is under the strictest control to ensure that the wines reflect the exceptional merits of the grapes.