Hundreds of years have passed since the farming of the first grapevines in Rioja. An origin that goes back to the Ancient Rome, when a whole culture around wine that defines, molds and marks a territory emerged, and it’s alive through centuries up to present days.
2000 years of history
Rioja is the most ancient QDO in Spain (1925), but lots of steps have taken since.
Rioja wine producers agree to place a common label on bottles.
The Real Junta de Cosecheros is born. Its main target was to promote grapevine farming, to enhance the quality of wines and to facilitate the commercialization in northern markets.
A group of Rioja producers ask their specific warranty seal to be recognised, to identify and separate their wine production from the others.
The Designation of Origin Rioja (DO) is born, delimitating the territory and establishing the first official Regulation. 1926 marks year one for Control Board.
Rioja producers decide to offer additional warranties to customers, also certifying aged wines.
Rioja producers decide to offer additional warranties to customers, also certifying vintage and different warranties.
Rioja starts a systematic control system by batches for volumes under 21997 gallons (100,000 litres).
Bottled in exclusive facilities. The new QDO is awarded.
To guarantee the authenticity of Rioja wines, a new holographic band with diffractive optic technology in warranty seals is set.
The second Strategic Plan 2005-2020 is born, in order to place QDO in the market and enhance its notoriety.
The new Rioja white wines are set in QDO. Two autochthonous varieties (Maturana Blanca and Tempranillo blanco) and three international (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc y Verdejo) are incorporated.
The Maturana Tinta grape variety is incorporated (not cultivated anywhere in the world), as well as Turruntés, as white grape.
A new concept is born to enhance the origins of Viñedo Singular wines, plus strenghtening Zone and Municipal wines. From that year on, Vinos Espumosos de Calidad can be manufactured in Rioja.
New Strategic Plan 2021-2025 to enhance its value proposal and a revaluation of commercialisation.