About Rioja Vega Wines
Rioja Vega’s founder had already made his dream come true before the Denomination of Origin Rioja even existed. Rioja Vega was daring, transgressive, took a big step ahead of its own time. But above all, Rioja Vega remained true to its dream of making great, authentic wines from Rioja with a focus on the future. Today, the same values define us: quality, character and an innovative spirit. 1882 — Only an instant is enough to dream a whole life. D. Felipe Ugalde began his adventure in Haro in 1882 with the foundation of the then called Bodegas Felipe Ugalde, a family estate owned and managed by him and the origin of what Rioja Vega is today.
1921 — Over one hundred years of Rioja flavour. Rioja Vega was registered in the Official Brand Ledger In 1921. A successful name that has assured a long and prosperous trading history, both with domestic and international sales. 2001 — 135 years is such a short time! Felipe Ugalde’s dream is still alive today, just 10 kilometres from Logroño in the area called ‘Venta del Jalón’. Rioja Vega is developed according to the ‘chateaux’ concept with 70 hectares of vineyards surrounding the cellars. This is a privileged location for growing vines as the soils are poor with nutrients, and with an Atlantic climate, it confers our wines with a distinguishing character.