Bodegas Alútiz

Our history

We are a 100% family, artisan winery. We specialise in the creation of ‘Maceracion Carbonica’
red wine along with a range of quality Rioja Alavesa wines.

Our vineyards are located at the heart of the Golden Mile of Rioja Alavesa, south of Álava. The
Pascual Berganzo family cellars date back to the 17th Century, which of course are available to
visit.
Our father, Eduardo Pascual, was part of a new generation of winemakers in the 1980’s. Men
who wanted to make young aromatic wines in stone wine vats.
We continue to respect those traditions to this day. We have also introduced stainless steel
deposit tanks in order to produce our white and crianza wines to the highest quality, by taking
more control of temperature during the elaboration process.
We follow exactly the same customs as our father and grandfather, but we have taken the helm
for a new generation of Alútiz wines (acknowledging our mother’s Maiden name). My sister and
I open the doors of our home to you all.
My name is Eduardo Pascual Alútiz – a lover of wine tourism and my family tradition.
I look forward to meeting you.

Bodegas Alútiz

Our Vineyards

From our vineyards located in Samaniego, south of Álava, you can see the Sierra de Cantabria to the north, and the Sierra de Toloño to the south demarcated by the banks of the Ebro River. Thanks to the first, our 70 hectares are protected from humidity and the cold, while the river gives them the warmth of a Mediterranean climate.
The author of the map of soils of Rioja, Manuel Hernández, described the soils of these vines as suitable to make the best Rioja reds wines. The soils of the vineyard are of calcareous clay component protected by a temperate climate and protected from winds, something unique to get wines well ripe, fresh and with color. Here we produce Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura grapes that we have collected and harvested for more than 40 years. You can take a tour with us through these vineyards, rather than being photographed during the visits we organize to understand first hand how these grapes grow in an ecological way due to this privileged environment.

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The winery and the cave

Our young wines are still made as always in stone wine presses where the whole family sets foot on grapes. In the neighborhood of Matarredo at the entrance of Samaniego is a unique heritage space dotted with 85 holes carved into the rock for two centuries where appear peculiar vents. Our Alútiz route goes from the family’s historic cellars, through the concrete vats of the 80 built by my grandfather, to the most current winery with área of aging where we make our little wine gems.

In the old cave with 12 meters underground you will have the chance to have a wine Alútiz while you contemplate our particular interior design.