Bodegas Bilbaínas, one of the oldest wineries in La Rioja, was founded in 1901 in the mythical Barrio de la Estación in Haro (Rioja Alta). A pioneer since its creation in making wines from its own grapes, it is the largest owner of vineyards in the municipality of Haro. A total of 250 hectares surround the winery, emulating the prestigious French châteaux. Its origins date back to 1859, when French producers settled in this Riojan municipality to produce and export red wine to France. Four decades later, the Bilbao businessman Santiago Ugarte took it over. The winery has the oldest bottling register in La Rioja, since its origins, the wines were bottled and labelled on the property. The main building houses a surface area of 3,400 m2 of underground cellars.
The first vintage of Viña Pomal, the winery’s flagship brand, dates back to 1904, the starting point for the birth of a classic. Viña Pomal owes its name to the vineyard in which it originated. Bodegas Bilbaínas was a pioneer 100 years ago in understanding oenology and viticulture as it is understood today, giving prominence to the vineyards, the terroir and the grape. Zaco, Vicuana, Paceta, the names of plots of land that today, more than ever, are the real stars of the show.
Bodegas Bilbaínas defines itself as a winery with a classic style, with reserves and grand reserves, while at the same time surprising with estate wines such as Viña Pomal Alto de la Caseta, the best expression of Tempranillo, or innovations such as its collection of Singular Wines: Maturana Blanca, Tempranillo blanco, Graciano and Garnacha. Bilbaínas also has exceptional wines such as La Vicalanda, one of its most important references that was born in the early 90s, and with a close link to sparkling wine since its origins with brands such as Lumen and Royal Carlton. In the post-war period after the First World War, this winery produced sparkling wines for the great Champagne houses, providing it with a great deal of knowledge and experience.
Visits to the winery
- Visiting hours (by appointment): Monday to Sunday, Holidays and Bank Holidays.
- Bookings: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Jl.email@example.com
- Telephone: +34 941 310 147 / +34 610 486 994
- Activities: Visits. Recommended tastings. Sale of wine in the cellar.
- VINOTECA – WINE BAR: Monday to Friday: from 10.00 to 17.00. Saturdays: from 11.00 to 17.00. Sundays: from 11.00 to 15.00.