For more than 125 years, the Family Fernández de Manzanos has been devoted to vine growing and elaborating DOCa Rioja Wine.
The Fernández de Manzanos family started their Rioja winemaking business in Azagra, a little town in Navarra state.
When the business started growing they had to buy more vineyards to meet production needs and guarantee the quality they wanted to offer for their crianzas and reservas. It was in 1937 when they bought some vineyards that were owned by a noble, a Marqués in the ancient state of Butrago, in Aldeanueva de Ebro, a little village in La Rioja. This is the history of Marqués de Butrago brand, which reached a great success within Spain.
The fourth generation of the family decided then and there to build their fourth winery in Aldeanueva de Ebro, in order to increase capacity to elaborate crianza and reserva and, of course, they call it Bodegas Marqués de Butrago.
Nowadays, this winery continues to elaborate crianza and reserva Marqués de Butrago targeted for those who want a great quality and a really good price of Rioja for everyday meals.
Marqués de Butrago is a very good value and that is the reason why it has become one of the top selling products of the group of wineries owned by the family Manzanos. Its design is simple and traditional, the style of wine is classic, being a coupage of tempranillo and garnacha. This winery is also bottling some private brands for our clients.
The winery is built in a 2,000 square meters estate, 1,500 of which are built. It has an elaboration room with deposits, the barrel room that hosts 4,000, 50% are American oak and 50% French oak.
Then, it has another room with 50,000 litre deposits to keep the wine. It has a laboratory, an office and a meeting room.
The winery and the wine were named after Marqués de Butrago who once was the owner of the estate according to the legend. This estate is called Butrago, and he was the Marqués.
The fourth generation of the Family Fernández de Manzanos, Víctor, married Guillermina Roldán, who also owned vineyards in Aldeanueva de Ebro, her hometown, and Alfaro. After this union, they built together the winery Marqués de Butrago in 1987. The vines that are associated with this winery are 50 hectares that we own and 80 hectares that we look after and control.
Manzanos Wines has always been committed with quality and enhancing food security. That is the reason why we implemented in 2013 a HACCP system (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point). This system identifies specific hazards and measures for their control to ensure the safety of our wines from elaboration to commercialization.
We are always willing to adapt to new technologies and implement new procedures that will guarantee the best quality of our products.
That is why in 2013 we obtained the BRC (The British Retail Consortium) and IFS (International Food Standard) certifications, these provide food quality and safety standards to guarantee the quality of our wines.
We have done great efforts to adapt to all these standards that have been recognized when we obtained these certifications. These certifications allow Manzanos Wines to export our products to every country in the world.