La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's historic wineries, creator of such emblematic brands as Viña Ardanza, Viña Arana, Viña Alberdi, Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 940. All of their wines are excellent and clearly exemplify what it means to be a great Rioja classic these days, in present times. Their wines are elegant, complex and sophisticated like those of the past, but with more body, colour and robustness, wines adapted to the gastronomical demands of today. In short, great Rioja wine classics of the 21st Century.
La Rioja Alta was created in 1890 as the Sociedad Vinícola de la Rioja Alta, founded by five families from La Rioja and the Basque Country who shared a great passion for wine, and established their project on five pillars: quality, elegance, innovation, dedication, and evolution. The winery was built in Haro's famous and historic Barrio de la Estación, which is still the site of the main winery today, yet it has continued to grow over the years ; since 1996 their new production unit has been operational, constructed in the municipality of Labastida and equipped with the very latest technology.
La Rioja Alta owns more than 400 hectares of vineyards, located on Rioja's best plots of land and mostly planted with the Tempranillo variety, although Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha are also cultivated, which are the other three native grapes essential for endowing these brands with their unmistakable, classic Rioja personality.