About Cuna de Reyes
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D.O. Rioja, Spain
Founded in 1999 in the town of Nájera (aka “King’s Court”), our winey was named Cuna de Reyes (Birthplace of Kings) paying homage to this noble town. Our tradition, love for the earth and its most precious asset – the wine- come from our ancestors. We continue the heritage of our forefathers through the quality of our wine making know-how.
The art of making great wine starts in the vineyards with the daily care of the vines. Careful selection of the fruit at harvest time, and its winemaking controlled process, followed by rest in barrels of noble wood and wine racks, deliver our well regarded wines. This is the same path our forefathers followed, now enhanced by leading edge technology.
We harvest our own grapes from La Rioja Alta, as well as those from contracted vintners in the area. We always care about the quality of the fruit. The main grape variety used for our wines is Tempranillo, however; we also use Grenache and Mazuelo for red wines and Viura for whites.
Winemaker Alfredo Ciria oversees almost everything at Cuna de Reyes. He controls every aspect from fermentation temperature to bottle and label design. As a grape grower, he loves to spend his time in the field, listening to heavy metal music on his tractor. Wine making runs deep within his family roots, with Alfredo’s grandfather being a lifelong farmer and winemaker. When he is not showing visitors around the vineyard or blending wine, Alfredo loves to travel and go to the cinema with his wife and children.
Learn more about the Rioja wine region here.