Bodegas Mitarte is a small family run winery founded in 1982 by D. Santiago Gil Garcia and is the result of the long experience in wine making which has been passed down through the family. Bodegas Mitarte is managed by D. Santiago Gil and his sons. Antonio is the Director and Ignacio is the wine maker.
Bodegas Mitarte makes its Rioja wines with grapes from their own vineyards. They have more than 40 hectares of vineyard located around the town of Labastida in Rioja Alavesa. Approximately 15 hectares of the vineyard are old vines which are over 80 years old. The grapes are selected from their own vineyards and only the best grapes are brought to the winery to make their wines. Time is taken to slowly harvest the grapes during the last sunny days at the end of October in order to obtain perfect ripeness of the grapes and therefore top quality Rioja wines.
The winery is located in the small town of Labastida in Rioja Alavesa.
Bodegas Mitarte has both an ancient and modern wine making facility. An old cellar which is over 5 centuries old where the wines are made in traditional concrete tanks and the new winery which is located in the highest part of the town where the wines are made and aged. There is also a dining room for visitors, which is surrounded by vineyards.
Even today, some of Bodegas Mitarte´s wines are made in ancient concrete wine vats in a 500 year old stone cellar. In the new winery the wines are made in new stainless steel vats.
Prizes and Acknowledgements:
Bodegas Mitarte has been awarded numerous national and international prizes for its wines.