BODEGAS RIOJANAS THE FOUNDATION
Based on the winemaking tradition of the Artacho family, Bodegas Riojanas, one of the pioneering wineries of the Denomination, was founded in Cenicero in 1890.
French winemaker Gabriel Larrendat returns to his country after having spent several years at Bodegas Riojanas directing the production and aging of his wines.
It was he who baptized one of the wines from Bodegas Riojanas with the name "Monte Real", which is still marketed today.
Bodegas Riojanas became a Public Limited Company adopting its current corporate name and with an initial capital of two million pesetas. Despite the difficult circumstances of the 1940s, the winery undertook its first expansion, which was completed three years later. After the reform, the number of barrels increased to 4,000 and the capacity of the warehouses to a significant amount of two million liters. 1933
RETURN OF MONSIEUR LARRENDAT
French winemaker Gabriel Larrendat returns to his country after having spent several years at Bodegas Riojanas directing the production and aging of his wines. It was he who baptized one of the wines from Bodegas Riojanas with the name "Monte Real", which is still marketed today.
CONSTITUTION OF THE CORPORATE NAME "ROMÁN ARTACHO Y COMPAÑÍA, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA"
The winery is constituted under the form of a Limited Company and the corporate name of "Román Artacho y Compañía, Sociedad Limitada". After the recovery from the destruction of the vineyard by phylloxera, there are times of prosperity and thus Bodegas Riojanas sells wine in America, with lots of 1,000 bocoyes for a single client, the Cuban "El Duende".
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN RIOJA
On June 6, 1925, the legal regulations for the creation of the Rioja Denomination of Origin and the constitution of the Regulatory Council were approved, being the oldest in Spain together with Jerez.
LA FILOXERA ATTACKS RIOJAN VINEYARDS
The economic damage is so important that from thirty million pesetas of income reached in 1890 it went to two and a half in 1910. The crisis affects 43,000 people who have to emigrate. Two decades later, the Riojan agricultural sector had not yet managed to recover from the hard blow suffered by the phylloxera plague
CREATION OF THE HARO WINE STATION
Tariffs are imposed on the importation of wines by France, causing a surplus situation in Rioja.