Finca Valpiedra follows the classic Bordeaux style, with a single vineyard and two only wines elaborated exclusively with grapes from the estate. Finca Valpiedra, our main reference, and Cantos de Valpiedra, both identified with the stony soil typical of the estate that conditions, together with its own microclimate combine to profile these wines.
Finca Valpiedra is a spectacular landscape divided into three terraces which slopes down to the river itself, and that our technical team has differentiated into fourteen plots, with altitudes between 406 and 427 meters.
The exceptional conditions for growing vines on the estate are the consequence of its microclimate, influenced by the Sierra Cantabria Mountains, to the north, and the Sierra Demanda Mountains at the south, as well as a very special type of soil made by a layer of boulders and calcareous stones.
The soils are sandy with a surface of stones and a medium level of limestone. The stones not only give the name to the estate, Valpiedra, but also the capacity of the vineyards to keep the sun warm and to help maturation, as also to inhibit the dehydration of the vines; avoiding the quick evaporation of water in the warm days of summer.
The soil of stones, common in big vineyard areas of the Rhone, is not very usual in Rioja and gives an unmistakable personality to our wines, with a mineral character, balsamic and structure, but always with the characteristic elegance of the best Riojas and Familia Martínez Bujanda wines.
At Finca Valpiedra we offer different options to enjoy our Estate and our wines.
-“Model” Tour: Welcome to Finca Valpiedra. Familia Martinez Bujanda´s philosophy. Visit to the viewpoint of the winery and the vineyard. “PAGO” philosophy, (SINGLE ESTATE definition). Characteristics of our Estate: Climate and soil. Grape Varieties and maximum yield. Winery tour (tank, barrel and bottle cellars). Tasting of 2 wines: Cantos de Valpiedra Crianza and Finca Valpiedra Reserva. “Tapa”: Chorizo. Requirement 2 people. Price per person 15 €.
COMPLETE YOUR VISIT WITH:
A SEGWAY ROUTE THROUGH THE VINEYARDS. Extra cost 65 €/person. Requirement 4 people.
A “GPE” tour: model tour + picnic + wine. Extra cost 29.90 €/ person. Requirement 2 people.
VERTICAL TASTING OF FINCA VALPIEDRA. Extra cost 3.00 €/person/vintage. Requirement 4 people.
CLASICAL OR MODERN RIOJA. Extra cost 4 €/person. Requirement 4 people.
-The “Cantos de Valpiedra” tour: Welcome to Finca Valpiedra. Familia Martinez Bujanda´s philosophy. Visit to the viewpoint of the winery. Walk around the vineyards and explanation of the cycle of the vines, PAGO philosophy, characteristics of our Estate: climate and soil. Variety grapes and yield… quality controls made by the Control Board “Rioja Appellation”. Winery tour (tank, barrel and bottle cellars). Tasting of 3 wines: Finca Montepedroso, 100% Verdejo, Cantos de Valpiedra Crianza and Finca Valpiedra Reserva. Light tapas composed of ham, cheese, “chorizo” and bread. A gift of one bottle of “Cantos de Valpiedra” crianza and FV cap. Requirement 2 people. Price per person 30 €.
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