BODEGAS VALLOBERA: The personal project of Javier San Pedro Rández. San Pedro family possesses the most impressive vineyards of Rioja located at the foothills of Sierra Cantabria. They also own the oldest Tempranillo vineyard of Rioja Alavesa from which they were elaborating wines for the most renowned brands of Rioja generation after generation. It was Javier San Pedro who dared to elaborate the family’s own wines and commercialize them under the name of their most special vineyard: Vallobera.
In his own words: “When I was 20, while drinking my wine bottled by one of the most important Rioja’s wine brands, I realised that I had to bottle my own wine. It took me several years to convince my family to dive into the adventure. That was in 1992 and I’ve never looked back.”
No doubt, vineyards are the cause of change and backbone of this modern Rioja with outstanding personality and moreover, what make Vallobera outstand from other producers.
DOCa RIOJA: The Denomination of Origin Rioja is located in the Ebro valley and belongs to various villages of the provinces of La Rioja, País Vasco, and Navarra. Between West and East boundaries there is a distance of about 100 kilometres. In Rioja Alavesa there is a significant influence of the Atlantic climate and the soils are chalky-clay situated in terraces and small plots.
Vineyards: High-altitude vineyards (up to 700 meters high); 110 ha of family-owned vines (270 acres) in Laguardia. Vallobera enjoys a privilege location in the Ebro valley. It is one of the highest-located vineyards in the D.O.Ca Rioja
Elaboration & style: Pampered author young & oak-aged wines with defined own personality by aging time.