Marqués de Vargas
Marqués de Vargas is a firmly established family project located in three highly prestigious denomination of origin regions: La Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rías Baixas. They produce limited editions of exclusive, high end wines made from grapes harvested from their vineyards. The quality and character of these wines are famous around the world.
Mentioning the name Marqués de Vargas means referring to a dynasty of four generations devoted to the production and commercialisation of outstanding wines from the Rioja, since the Marquisate of Vargas is held by a family that has close ties to this acclaimed Spanish winemaking region.
In 1840, Don Felipe de la Mata, 8th Marquis of Vargas, decided to plant the first grapevines at the Hacienda Pradolagar. Since then, four generations of this family lineage have cultivated the vineyards on this estate. Don Pelayo de la Mata, Count of San Cristóbal, and his brother Don Francisco, 9th Marquis of Vargas, who was elected mayor of Logroño, kept the passion for the vines at Pradolagar alive.
Today, Bodegas y Viñedos del Marqués de Vargas has become a solid family project established in three Designations of Origin of great prestige: Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rias Baixas.
Their wines are sold in over 40 countries across the five continents; at present, 50% of their turnover is from exports and they aim to keep on growing. This demonstrates that Marqués de Vargas Family Wines and Estates is an important, international project with products that are suited to both the Spanish market and other world cuisines thanks to the quality of its wines.
All of their passion was put into making wine many years ago and, since then, they work daily to make outstanding wines with great character that express the qualities typical to each of the denominations of origin where their wineries are based, and that reflect the unique characteristics of each different terroir.
This is achieved by upholding the same values they have believed in since the beginning. For example, their family history is of great importance to them because it maintains a prestigious legacy, so closely connected to the world of wine.
Other values include their desire to continue the family tradition of growing and producing wine, the search for excellence and the importance of giving their best, putting dedication and care into every detail. In short, doing everything in their power to produce the highest quality wine.