Bodegas BAIGORRI is located in Rioja Alavesa, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria. A huge glass box, perfectly integrated into its surroundings, welcomes the visitor showing the town of Samaniego, the surrounding vineyards in all their splendor. A stunning contrast of colors and a beautiful setting to grow vines. A building, that is fully adapted to the existing topography, developing all the process harmoniously underneath its surface, throughout seven underground levels. A unique cellar, where the visitor can gaze at the winemaking process, even during harvest time.
Gravity is the main protagonist at Bodegas BAIGORRI. Built 35 meters underground, the winery uses a vertical process, allowing the grapes to be fermented completely intact, avoiding the use of mechanical methods of any kind. There are no reception hoppers or pumps to move the grapes or pump them over in the tanks. Right from the selection tables to the bottling line through to the winery’s different underground levels, all phases of production are optimized.
BAIGORRI executes a meticulous selection on his vineyards. The winery applies a rigorous selection process, fruit of the know-how and the annual observation of the vineyards. The grapes for the wines come from a sustainable growing, in harmony with the nature, thanks to the use of traditional and modern ways. They are grown in old vines, are harvested by hand and processed in a very smooth way, in order to turn the genuine flavor of Nature into wine. The high quality of the wines come directly from the vineyard and it is clear reflection of the soil, the climate and the tradition of the Rioja Alavesa. A quality, that has been recognized with numerous awards and medals.
Baigorri expands to Rías Baixas
At the end of 2017, Bodegas Baigorri acquired Bodegas Granbazán, located in Vilanova do Arousa, Galicia one of the most prestigious wineries with in the DO Rías Baixas. A unique “Chateau-style” setting with the winery building surrounded by its vineyards, the perfect setting to grow the Albariño grape.