This winery was founded in 1990 by a group of friends with passion and knowledge of wine, who wanted to create wines with a very modern cut but without losing the essence of Rioja. In addition to the production of wine, the founders of  Consejo de la Alta intended Alta Rio wines to represent the unique time and place of the region. Located in Cenicero with more than 140 hectares dedicated to vineyards in the sub-area of ​​the Rioja Alta, the winery is perfectly situated to produce wines from native varieties such as Tempranillo and Viura (Macabeo).
Rioja is arguably Spain’s top wine region and is one of only two regions classified under the Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) system. Its two most important red grapes are Tempranillo and Garnacha. The medium body and high acidity in Spanish red wines from Rioja makes them excellent for pairing with a variety of foods.
There are four categories of red wines in Rioja: “Joven”- the youngest; “Crianza” must be aged in oak for at least two years; “Reserva” is oak-aged for a minimum of three years; and “Gran Reserva” which spends a minimum of two years aged in oak and three in the bottle, although many are aged longer.
Typically, younger wines will be lighter in body style, exhibit more fresh fruit characteristics and are suitable to drink while young. Older wines have more developed flavor profiles, earthy characteristics, and are better suited to aging.
Plus, with their approachable price points and outstanding quality, these wines are readily available to enjoy sans guilt.