The prestige of a privileged land devoted to wine for more than two thousand years.
Rioja was the first Designation of Origin in Spain to earn Calificada status. This was in 1991.
A rigorous and effective control system makes Rioja synonymous with the highest quality.
Three production zones, each with a distinct personality: Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Orient
Certain to leave a mark on you. Wine is the connecting theme of all our routes.
Delve into the heart of our wines by knowing the history of our municipalities.
We tell you our stories and those of our wines.
Description of the municipality
Bargota is a place name of Romance origin that could come from the expression varga alta, i.e. slope or incline. Historians believe that the evolution of its name would have been: Barga alta, Bargalta, Bargauta, Bargota.
Grape-growing began here in Roman times, and more intensely in the mediaeval era. The St James’ Way between Estella and Logroño crosses its valleys, and after leaving the chapel of Santa María del Poyo pilgrims can see the old irrigation dam of Arbanta (late 16th century) as they walk or ride the route.
This reservoir collected rainwater and snow at the foot of the nearby mountains, channelled it for 14 km around the slopes and gullies to irrigate the thirsty vines of the terraces of the River Ebro.
In the early 20th century the production and sale of wine started to become important here, and at the end of the same century a producer from Bargota presented his wines in an exhibition in Bordeaux.
In the mid-20th century a major change took place in winemaking in the village: the old family wineries, located on the ground floors and in the basements of noble houses, were abandoned in the search for more practical premises with mechanized systems.
This led to the appearance of wineries of a higher technological and financial capacity at the end of the 20th century, with better marketing channels.
In the early 1990s, the Llorens brothers founded the Bodega Biurko Gorri. They make, age and market wines from grapes grown in organic vineyards.
- Iglesia de Santa María
- Ermita de la Virgen del Poyo
- Casa de la Linterna.
BIURKO GORRI S.A.L.
Are you planning a getaway? Choose the wineries you would like to visit in Rioja.
Subscribe to the newsletter
Receive our newsletter to be up to date with the Rioja and enjoy magnificent opportunities
17 Exeter Street
Tel.020 7759 7400
email@example.com // firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on social networks:
© 2019 D.0.Ca Rioja • All rights reserved