López de Heredia
López de Heredia
Founded in 1877, López de Heredia stands out as one of the few worldwide wineries that respect, and adheres to core principles taught by their ancestors. “Perhaps no winery in the world guards its traditions as proudly and steadfastly as López de Heredia does… it is paradoxically a winery in the vanguard, its viticulture and wine-making a shining, visionary example for young, forward-thinking producers all over the world… At López de Heredia, there is serenity that comes with adherence to core principles…” August 12th, 2009 by Eric Asimov, The New York Times
Based on the knowledge acquired in his relationship with the French businessmen residing in Haro and supported by his trade and accounting studies during his stay in Bayona, Mr. Rafael López de Heredia and Landeta began a winemaking process, once that the Bordeaux businessmen had returned to their country; departure motivated by the change in tariff and customs policy, which made it very difficult to export wine to France. For this reason D. Rafael decides to drill the Calado, to obtain an underground space where to stack the barrels in which the aging of his wines begins. Already in that moment of the closing of the French borders, in 1892, our founder had foreseen to elaborate wine, first with grapes coming from the vineyards of the region and later, Selection and love. Two words that became the Bible of their wines, a maxim that R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia has been and is preaching for more than a century. More than a hundred years in which, through four generations and despite the continuous and tempting offers of multinationals, companies that absorb all kinds of business, R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia is still a single-family warehouse in which the four generations that have directed it, have pursued the philosophy and the labor and social maxims implanted by its founder more than 142 years ago.