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Torre de Ona is a relatively young winery – founded in 1987 – and is situated on a stunningly beautiful 100 acre property in the Rioja Alavesa region of the Rioja. This single estate is unique within the winemaking landscape of the Rioja, where it is more common for wineries to purchase the grapes they need, rather than grow them. The Rioja Alavesa presents harsh surroundings, namely in the form of highly inorganic and stony soils that retain little water here in these high altitude vineyards, situated some 600+ meters above sea level.
The climate is similar to the Rioja Alta, but the resulting wines at Torre de Ona tend to be more structured and concentrated than their neighbouring counterparts. The Rioja Reserva and Crianza “Finca San Martin” from Torre de Ona are delicious values consistently rated at the top of the food chain in the Rioja Alavesa by leading wine critics.
Torre de Ona is owned by the legendary Rioja house La Rioja Alta S.A. – also owners of the celebrated Ribera del Duero producer Bodegas Aster and the masterful Albarino producer Lagar de Cervera in Rias Baixas.
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