Artadi was founded in 1985 by a group of winemakers led by Juan Carlos López de Lacalle and is located in the village of Laguardia. It has always had its eye on terroir-driven, single-vineyard production of Tempranillo in the Rioja region.
In 2016 Artadi took the brave step of leaving the official Rioja classification to focus on producing wines in a Burgundian style. By focussing on their unique single-vineyard expressions - rather than Rioja’s Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva ageing classifications, Artadi wines have gone from strength to strength. There is no question that today Artadi is one of Spain’s greatest producers.
“This estate qualifies as a fabulous discovery. A relatively new enterprise dedicated to producing wines at the top of the qualitative hierarchy… With a good argument, Artadi could well be considered the most exciting enterprise in Rioja” – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate