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Bodegas Manzanos, DOCa Rioja & DO Navarra

Winemaking has been a long tradition for the Manzanos family with the first family cellar founded in 1890 by Don Lorenzo Fernandez de Manzanos, the great-great grandfather of Victor and David.

On the border between Rioja and Navarra, Victor Manzanos carries on the work of the four generations before him. Adding in significant amounts of ambition and energy, he is at the forefront of the new Rioja and Navarra wine - championing a modern interpretation of its varieties through his wines.

Vino de España

  • Pegaso

Bodegas Manzanos have stretched their legs to some of the best vineyard sites in Northern Spain to launch the Pegaso range, a tribute to their trusty old Pegaso Comet truck that has ferrying wine around since the 70's. These single varietal wines offer incredible value and drinkability.

Rioja

  • Finca Manzanos
  • Voché

As a grower, Victor is keen to prove that Rioja Baja has its own distinct character and should not be judged as inferior to Rioja Alta or Alavesa - just different. With over 250ha of owned vineyards at his disposal, including what he claims to be the oldest Graciano vines in the world, Victor and the team at Manzanos are fortunately placed to put both the sub-region and the name Manzanos firmly on the map of the most important producers in Rioja. 

The family cultivates the traditional varietals of Rioja - Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura - and craft wines with a real sense of place and authenticity.

The vines are planted on clay-limestone soil, at an average height of 400m. The extreme climate, wet and cold winters combined with dry hot summers, offer the perfect conditions for the production of great wines.

Navarra

  • Castillo de Enériz
  • 1864 Castillo de Olite

Borja, the winemaker, has considerable access to vineyards in the unhospitable Baja Montana, which thrive in the mountainous scrub. Creating wine that is prized and cherished, from old vines growing on poor chalk and limestone soils which give wild berry and cassis flavours to the reds; and it is this that Borja exploits to produce some really characterful and decidedly Navarran wine.