The history of the winery has been closely linked to the history of their family since 1583. Pedro Valdelana, the first vine grower in the family, was born in 1615. In 1634 he started producing his own wine in one of the underground cellars that they keep nowadays. He laid the foundations of the winery, foundations on which they sit our current project.
Valdelana Family has been making wine in the same place, for fourteen generations. Located in Elciego, birthplace of Rioja wines. a village placed between Logroño and Vitoria in the region known as Rioja Alavesa. Bodegas Valdelana does not only produce olive oil and a great variety of wines, but it also has two Museums located in a 15th century underground cellar.
The winery is currently managed by Juan Jesús Valdelana. He firmly entered the wine market in 1980, when he bought his first vineyards to a winery settled in Elciego and increased the family vineyard holdings. In 1989 he became one of the fifteen vine growers of Rioja Alavesa selected for training in viticulture, oenology and marketing. He finally got his Certificate in Oenology in 1991. He carried out the last enlargements of the winery and set himself new goals. He always relied on the widely known vine growers of his family.
The last generation of this family is represented by us, Judit and Juan Valdelana, who continue working with the same enthusiasm as our ancestors. Combining tradition and innovation, we succeed in making our wines known all over the world.
|Wines||Grape Varietal||Age of the vines||Nature of soil||Size of the vineyards|
|Barón Ladrón de Guevara White||50% Malvasia, 50% Viura||over 35 years||Chalk-clay soil|
|Barón Ladrón de Guevara Rose||50% Garnacha, 50% Tempranillo||28 years||Chalk-clay soil|
|Barón Ladrón de Guevara Crianza||95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo||over 40 years||Chalk-clay soil.|
|Barón Ladrón de Guevara Reserva||95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano||around 60 years||Chalk-clay soil.|
|FOUNDED||since 1583 in the same family|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||247 acres|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||800,000 bottles|