Since the founder of the dynasty initiated the adventure in the late 19th century, the Rivero Family has always been linked to the growing, making and ageing of wine within the region of Arnedo. Today, the family's fourth and fifth generation continue to lead the bodega having made Marqués del Atrio a professionalised and modern company able to cater the most demanding markets in the five continents.
With a trajectory of over one hundred years, Marqués del Atrio is one of the leading bodegas both nationally and internationally. This has been achieved thanks to the continuous effort of providing quality wines that combine tradition and innovation. Marqués del Atrio is among the five major bodegas in D.O. Rioja, and it makes a total of twenty million bottles a year in its different production centres.
Marqués del Atrio's winegrowing and winemaking tradition is reflected in the first containers that were used to sell wine: the skins that later evolved into the traditional wineskin. It was not until 1965 that the wine was sold in bottles under the brand Chitón. Then, the brand Faustino Rivero Ulecia would arrive, which are wines conceived to become your everyday pleasure. Our product portfolio is subsequently extended by exploring the different designations of origin (Navarra, Utiel-Requena and Tierra de Castilla) with which to satisfy our customers.
Our philosophy of ongoing innovation is made evident in our most recent commitment towards signature wines under the brand Marqués del Atrio, a top quality Rioja wine made in our modern facilities in Mendavia, which brings together all our developments based on the integration of our old tradition with the most advanced R&D.
1899 Faustino Rivero initiates its trajectory by the hand of Olegario Rivero, founder of the family business.
1965 The first bottled wine is launched under the brand Chitón.
1980 Establishment of the bodega in Arnedo and beginning of the family's fourth generation.
1988 Initiation of the marketing of wines bottled under the D.O. Navarra.
1997 The bodega in Arnedo is extended with an ageing room that has a capacity of 4,000 barrels.
1997 Initiation of the marketing of wines bottled under the D.O. Utiel Requena.
1999 The making of wines under the Geographical Indication Tierra de Castilla is formalised.
2003 The project Hacienda y Viñedos Marqués del Atrio is launched.
2007 The first harvest is carried out in the new bodega in Mendavia.
2010 Marqués del Atrio single vineyard is born: the first wine under the Marqués del Atrio brand.
2013 The 2nd stage of the bodega in Mendavia is completed, with an ageing room for over 10,000 French and American oak barrels destined to make D.O.Ca. Rioja Premium Estate wines.
2015 Initiation of the marketing of wines bottled under the D. O. Rías Baixas.
2015 Marqués del Atrio and Changyu sign a strategic partnership by means of which the Chinese group acquires 75% of the company.
2016 Launch of Faustino Rivera Ulecia's new image and label.