Bodegas Tobelos was founded at the end of the 20th century by Ricardo Reinoso. He started his own winery after having gained a deep understanding of the wine sector, and spending many years as Director of various wineries.
Bodegas Tobelos makes their wines from grapes from vineyards which are located in the Sonsierra foothills, close to the Cantabrian Mountains. They come from small, high altitude vineyards which are difficult to access.
Bodegas Tobelos uses traditional methods to look after their vineyards throughout the year. These practices include hand picking the grapes, using small crates for the harvest to select only the best bunches and a selection table when the grapes arrive in the Bodega.
Bodegas Tobelos is located in one of the most traditional wine growing areas, by the Ebro River, in the town of Briñas in Rioja Alta, close to the Cantabrian and Obarenes mountains. The location of the winery is the perfect place to admire the Conchas de Haro and the Riscos de Bilibio spiky mountains.
Bodegas Tobelos is built on the site of an ancient settlement which dates back to 900 years ago. The necropolis was found in the wineries own land.
Once the grapes have been harvested the grapes are selected on a sorting table where the healthiest and top quality grapes are selected to make the best quality wines. Stainless steel and oak vats are used for the fermentation and then oak barrels are used for the ageing. Second use barrels are employed for the ageing to give the wines the best nuances. Bodegas Tobelos has demonstrated the high quality of its Rioja wines by the way it works and by combining the traditional and modern wine making techniques with great results.
Prizes and acknowledgements:
Bodegas Tobelos only summits wines to the "Tempranillos al Mundo" wine competition where they have been awarded 3 gold medals.