Santalba winery Experience
Bodegas Santalba is located in Gimileo and we offer a complete visit around Organic vineyards, and explanations about the elaboration and ageing process of Rioja quality wines from D.O.Ca. Rioja.SANTALBA, the bodega´s name, is a fusion of the first name and surname of its owner and founder: SANTIAGO IJALBA. Through its daily chores in the vineyards and the Bodega, SANTALBA sets out to make wines whose quality is the highest and which have an individual character. Honesty, the best quality grapes, experience, knowledge and passion, passed down from previous generations, allow us to offer the finest wines.Ecological grape-growing, continuous development through R&D&I, a sustainable system and the desire to hold onto the most genuine Riojan wine-making customs are what characterize and define Bodegas SANTALBA.Bodegas SANTALBA is in Gimileo, near to Haro, in the middle of Rioja Alta and around 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Logroño. Its geographical location, climate and soil have given the uniqueness of this region, its land and its wines, giving it a distinctive character.Viticulture, grape-growing, is daily detailed work in the vineyard. It is the key to obtaining quality grapes. The starting point of our wine-making is rigorous selection of grapes from Rioja Alta vineyards. These either belong to the bodega or to grape-growers on permanent contracts who undertake to carry out the production methods which our experts define and describe.You can visit us from 11:00 to 18:00 everyday (you have to book previously and ask us about availability).