Luis Gurpegui Muga´s history goes back to the first years of the XX century, when Primitivo Gurpegui Muro created the first winery in San Adrián (Navarra). He was the first generation of the family. Luis Gurpegui Muga, his son, remodeled the facilities after his father´s death.
He took charge of the expansion of the wines throughout appellation Rioja, after lots of efforts and sacrifices. This expansion spread through appellation Navarra and Ribera del Guadiana too. This way, he started bottling some current brands such as: Viñadrián, Gurpegui, Monte Ory, Dominio de la Plana, Cinco Viñas, Rancho Viejo, etc.
This winery has been changed and widened throughout the years by the family Gurpegui. Manzanos Enterprises acquired it in 2016. Nowadays, the winery has two main buildings, the last of which has been built in the last enlargement, in order to store up to 12,500 barrels and also be able to specialize in producing of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. This new and modern building is perfectly equipped so that it is possible to achieve the highest quality.
Furthermore, these facilities are very suitable for tourism, being possible to observe all of the steps of the winemaking process in a unique way. They have tunnels in which there are concrete tanks, big spaces of elaboration, new stainless steel deposits and cutting-edge machinery.
The fact of having the vineyards distributed throughout different municipalities makes possible taking advantage of the features of each piece of land, as well as the differences of each grape variety. That is why Bodegas Luis Gurpegui Muga is able to elaborate wines that show the potential and the features of each area.
The location of the vineyards is excellent to grow the vines, as it provides exceptional qualities to exploit. The renown of Luis Gurpegui Muga´s wines is because they only use grapes coming from its own vineyards in appellation Rioja and Navarra.
Each area and each valley of appellation Rioja has its own features, which depend on the existing relation between climate-ground-vine. Do not forget about the importance of the production techniques that have to be used in the elaboration. Together, they determine the personality of each wine.
These vineyards are located in the north of Spain, in the borders of the Ebro river, the greatest and the second larger river of our country. Its location is unique since there are some different climates joined here: Mediterranean and Atlantic. This fact makes possible to have optimal meteorological conditions to grow the vine, as there are soft temperatures and the rain does not exceed 400 liters/m2.
The characteristics of the soil of this region are also to be highlighted, as there is a physiological balance which is ideal for the growing of the vines. It is recommended for high quality viticulture.