Hacienda y Viñedos Marqués del Atrio, the company's current headquarters, was built in Mendavia (Navarra) in 2003 with the idea of creating a series of singular wines under Marqués del Atrio brand and the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin in a unique environment among vineyards and mountains. Wine is born in the vine and in this area the soil, the climate and the work we put in the vineyards create an ideal terroir.
Bodega de Mendavia has state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge technology to make high quality wines. The wines made in Marqués del Atrio are subjected to exhaustive quality controls, and for this purpose, we have a modern laboratory with the highest quality technology (a gas cromatograph and an automated analyser, among others). We have been awarded the BRC and IFS Quality Certifications required to export to the most demanding markets, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland and Japan, among others.
We have an ageing room with over 10,000 French and American oak barrels that has been set up with an automatic temperature and humidity control system to achieve a proper ageing. We also have a wine cellar where the wine, once it has been barrel-aged, is rounded for several months before it is launched to the different markets. In addition, a multidisciplinary team of excellent professionals involved in the winemaking and marketing of our wines take care of every single detail. Among these professionals is our Chilean oenologist, Rodrigo Espinosa, which has known how to combine the style of the modern world with the personality of Rioja wines, which is considered the old world.
Our other bodegas
The production of Faustino Rivero Ulecia, made under the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin, is concentrated in our bodega located in Arnedo (La Rioja), the historical place in which the Rivero family initiated its winemaking adventure over a century ago. Investments will be carried out in the following months to incorporate cutting-edge winemaking technology, with the purpose of increasing the bodega's capacity and quality, aiming for a barrel stock of up to 30,000 units.
We also have bodegas in Corella (Navarra), where we produce wine under the Designation of Origin of Navarra and in Requena (Valencia), where we produce Utiel-Requena and Tierra de Castilla wines.