Bodegas Moraza Facebook
“Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it, and a lover to drink it.”
These words are the guiding principles at Bodegas Moraza, a six generation family estate located in the very heart of the Golden Mile in Rioja Alta. In recent years the winery has been passed down to Julia Moraza, who is joined by her partner Patricio Brongo. Julia and Patricio work traditionally, employing low-intervention techniques from the vine to the bottle. Driven by their profound respect for the land, the duo have successfully transitioned the vineyards to organic certification.
Unlike other mainstream Rioja producers, Moraza works only with native varietals, including Tempranillo, Garnacha and Viura. These vines are sensitive to changes in climate, soil, and altitude, and a delicate balance is required both in the field and in the cellar. All of the vineyards are owned by the family and worked by hand to encourage biodiversity, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic products.
The Bodegas’ concrete winery was completed in 1983. In order to avoid over pumping and unnecessary manipulation, the building was designed to work with gravity over three floors. Forever loyal to the philosophy of letting fruit fully express itself, fermentation occurs spontaneously in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts. The wines are unfiltered and bottled by gravity.
Bodegas Moraza's wines are fresh, balanced and naturally made, with each varietal expressing its own vineyard, altitude, and orientation to the sun. The product of passionate winemakers, these are authentic, exciting demonstrations of Rioja’s spectacular terroir.