Vino Et Spiritus - About Us

founded in 1870 by Dionisio Eguren in the Rioja territory of Basque Spain, Eguren Ugarte is a 140 year-old landmark family-owned winery known as one of the longest-standing vineyards in Europe. They are a fourth generation family business that has been producing wines since that 1870.
The vineyard has approximately two thousand kilometers of wine cellar caves and an average of thirty different varieties of wine, and is a regular participant in the annual vendimia "first harvesting" festivals of its region.
Heredad Ugarte and Bodegas Eguren are wineries located in Spain owned by the Eguren Ugarte family and winery.

spain-riojaHEREDAD UGARTE is located in the Rioja Alavesa close to the towns of LaGuardia and Labastida. All the wines come from their own 131 hectares of vineyards. During time they achieve the proper combination between location, soil and grape varieties so as to obtain fine wines with balanced color and acidity that are appreciated world-wide. There are several varieties of wine ranging from young Riojas to Crianzas or Reservas. The focus of this winery always has been bringing top quality wines representing the Rioja region.

Rioja is a wine, with Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.C. Qualified designation of origin) named after La Rioja, in Spain. Rioja is made from grapes grown not only in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, but also in parts of Navarre and the Basque province of Álava. Rioja is further subdivided into three zones:Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Many wines have traditionally blended fruit from all three regions though there is a slow growth in single zone wines.
Rioja Wine regions
The three principal regions of La Rioja are Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta and Rioja Baja with each area producing its own unique expression of Rioja wine. Most of the territory subjected to the Rioja Protected designation of origin is in the La Rioja region, even though their limits do not coincide exactly. There is a narrow strip in the left bank of the Ebro river lying in the southernmost part of Álavaincluded in the La Rioja wine region, whereas the south-southwestern part of the La Rioja region is not a part of this Protected designation of origin.