López de Heredia is located in Haro, in La Rioja, Spain. Its story started in the middle of the 19th century when French negociants visited the Rioja region to find alternative sources of quality grapes to transform into wine, since the phylloxera epidemic had decimated their vineyards. The founder, Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic student in the art of winemaking, followed closely in their footsteps. Around 1877, he began the design and construction of the complex that is today known as the López de Heredia Bodega, the oldest in Haro and one of the first three bodegas in the Rioja region. The estate produces 4 main cuvées; the famous Viña Tondonia (100 hectares), Viña Cubillo (from the vineyard called Viña Cubillas of 24 hectares with parcels named “La Encina” and “La Monja”), Viña Bosconia (15 hectares of El Bosque vineyard) and Viña Gravonia (from the Viña Zaconia vineyard of 24 hectares).