Altos de Rioja

Winery Star

Wine Leaders' Choice

Álava, Spain

Altos de Rioja Viticultores y Bodegueros is a renowned winemaking venture that emerged from a rich tapestry of expertise and a unified devotion to crafting exceptional wines while upholding traditional methods. The individuals behind this endeavor, Jean Marc Sauboua, Roberto San Ildefonso, and Bienvenido Muñoz, each bring their unique talents and experiences to the table. Jean Marc Sauboua, hailing from Bordeaux, France, has earned international acclaim as an award-winning winemaker. He kickstarted his career at the prestigious Chateau Haut-Brion, a renowned first growth estate. Throughout his journey, he has worked at esteemed vineyards in South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Moldavia, and returned to his roots in France. His diverse exposure to different winemaking regions has enriched his skills and deepened his understanding of the craft.

Roberto San Ildefonso embarked on his winemaking journey in the Rioja Alavesa during the early 1980s. With unwavering dedication, he pioneered the trailblazing Bodegas Sobreño in the D.O. Toro region. Through his vision and expertise, Roberto achieved remarkable success, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the industry. Bienvenido Muñoz comes from a long lineage of esteemed winemakers, inheriting a legacy that dates back to his family’s involvement in the sector since 1940. He has garnered widespread critical acclaim for his transformative work at Bodegas Muñoz in La Mancha. Building upon the foundation laid by his predecessors, Bienvenido has propelled the winery to new heights, crafting wines that captivate palates and resonate with authenticity.

Together, these exceptional individuals have joined forces to create Altos de Rioja Viticultores y Bodegueros. With a shared passion for producing wines of remarkable quality, they uphold a deep respect for traditional winemaking techniques. Through their collective wealth of experience and unwavering dedication, Altos de Rioja Viticultores y Bodegueros endeavors to bring forth wines that embody the essence of their respective regions and the artistry of winemaking.

Country    Spain

Address calle Somillo (Paraje La Balsa), 01309 Bilar, Álava, Spain

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Certificate Of Excellence

The Winery Star Certificate is an award of excellence for wineries around the world. The certificate is issued for quality and expertise in the wine industry and is a great and valuable asset for wineries.

It is awarded to wineries that have been recommended by Wine Leaders around the world. It gives a boost in the level of credibility in the global wine community and it is a great way to strengthen the winery image.

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