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Bodegas las Orcas is a small, family-owned and operated winery in the Rioja Alavesa region of Spain. The winery was officially founded in 1900 in the town of Laguardia and made wine in their traditional cellar underneath the medieval town until the construction of the new bodega just outside the town wall in 1999.

Raimundo and his wife Cristina run the winery today and make classic style Rioja wines using only fruit from their own family vineyards. The vineyards are tended naturally without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides and the wines are fermented using native yeasts and absolutely minimal filtration.

Wine Appellation
Blanco Viura Rioja
Rosado Garnacha/Tempranillo/Viura Rioja
Crianza Tempranillo/Garnacha Rioja
Joven Rioja Tempranillo Rioja
Reserva Tempranillo Rioja
Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: Spain
Rioja is the most famous wine region in Spain and covers a stretch of land 60 miles long and 25 miles wide. Rioja was awarded DO status in 1925, making it the first in the country to receive this. In 1991, it was upgraded to the highest status, DOCa. Again it was the first designation in Spain to obtain it, due to its proven record in consistently producing top-quality wines. The confluence of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean's influences teamed with the mountain formations create a favorable environment for vines. It is these friendly grape-growing conditions, with varied soil types and complex topography, which set Rioja apart from other Spanish wine regions. 85% of the region's wines are red and based on Tempranillo. Garnacha is used widely for blends and in Rioja’s rosé wines. Rioja also produces quality white wines based on Viura (or Macabeo).