The Fernández de Piérola winery was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing quality wines with a personality different from the standardized taste of most Rioja wines. With these two objectives in mind, we established our small family winery, from the family vineyards we own in Moreda (Rioja Alavesa), a traditional winemaking region.
The Winery is supplied only with grapes originating from Moreda's vineyards, 50 % from our own and the rest from other growers.
Our 3,700 hectares (9,200 acres) of vineyards give us a symphony of colour. The red, stony soil provides the best environment for our principal grape varieties: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Mazuela, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Muscat.
These vigorous and robust vineyards, some more than 100 years old, are firmly established on unparalleled land that, combined with the harsh climate, give our grapes their distinctive quality and personality.
Léon Barbier arrived in Catalonia over a century ago. The son of vineyard proprietors in the region of Avignon, Barbier applied his knowledge of the French winemaking tradition to the climate and soil of Catalonia.
This led to the production of magnificent, supreme-quality red, white and rosé wines. Year after year and harvest after harvest, successive generations of Barbiers have since maintained the same winemaking tradition. Particularly famous are our Cabernet and Chardonnay wines, our whites and rosés, our young reds and our Reserves.
Our future production processes will continue to apply the highly prestigious French tradition to the generous Catalan soil.
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The Winery Viña Costeira was established in 1968. Only two years later it launched to the market the brand Pazo, the first Ribeiro wine bottled and labelled.
At the same time, the Winery Vitinícola del Ribeiro made relevant steps to achieve two goals that were also the dreams of all the Galician wines lovers: to recover the quality varietals that made the best ribeiro and modernise the winemaking techniques.
A very intnese work of motivation of the partners – about eight hundred nowadays – and high investments in improving the facilities have made our wines become a solid reference in the Galician wine business.