The story of Viñedos Real Rubio began over one hundred years ago at the hands of our great grandparents, who began grape growing in the area around Monte Yerga, cultivating vines at a height of between 400 and 500 metres. Subsequent generations recognised the problems of the soil and climate conditions of those plots and expanded their property so as to follow the growing trend towards growing grapevines.
To that generous legacy, we, Mari Luz and Javier, together with our children, have brought our own personal determination to preserve and widen it, through a family project leading to the creation of our winery, Viñedos Real Rubio, in 2004.
These days, we have over 90 hectares of planted vines whose differentiating feature is the range of diversity of grape variety and the great age of many of them. Our vineyards are home to most of the official varieties of the Rioja Designation of Origin: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura, Verdejo, … and, in addition, we have vines over 60 years’ old alongside other younger ones less than a decade old. This diversity, managed using novel, environmentally respectful growing practices which seek to extract the best qualities from each parcel, provides us with excellent raw material for turning into wine.
From these grapes we make our wines, with respect and rigueur so as to keep their natural virtues intact throughout the winemaking and ageing processes.
The results are personal, elegant wines which refresh and surprise those who try them.
We are strict and demanding in both the vineyard and the winemaking process. We hold the ISO 9000 quality management accreditation and also the BRC protocol.
For us, wine and the vineyards constitute a way of understanding life which goes way beyond the mere act of growing and making wines, something we have tried to capture in our winery. Those who visit us can enjoy natural surroundings which are dominated by vineyards, get to know our estate and our winery, and relax for a while in our tasting room or on the terrace, quietly savouring a glass of wine. With the same desire to educate people about the culture of wine, we organise fun events and wine tourism activities to give visitors another reason to come to Viñedos Real Rubio.
Consequently, and despite the hard work and effort that is involved in working in an activity at the mercy of nature’s whims, we feel privileged to be able to transmit to our customers a whole world of sensations revolving around wine.
We invite you, from here, to come and visit us and enjoy these same experiences with us.