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
The area around Cenicero was already populated in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, as shown by the Celtic, Iberian and Roman archaeological remains found at San Justo, Sanchisnal and Las Majadas.
We know of the existence of these settlements, but very little more. There is a big gap until 740, when King Alfonso I of Asturias, helped by his brother Franela, Duke of Cantabria, expelled the Muslims from a series of places, “taking the Christian inhabitants to the mountains and cutting the throats of the Muslims”.
About the etymology of Cenicero, the popular version is that it was a place where shepherds met and, when they threw out the ashes from their homes, they started to call it the “cenicero” (ashtray).
In 923 a monastery was built at Cenicero, 7 km from Nájera, built by Bishop Teodomiro.
The townspeople mainly work in agriculture and stockbreeding, although the main activity by far in Cenicero is winemaking and other trades related to it.
- Iglesia de San Martín
- Ermita de la Virgen del Valle
- Casa de Cultura “Las Monjas”
MARQUES DE CACERES
Bodegas Valentín Pascual
Bodegas Saenz de Santamaria S.L
BODEGAS MURILLO VITERI
BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS LARRAZ SL
Sagredo Monasterio, Carlos
Marques De La Concordia Family Of Wines
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