La Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri or, Remelluri for short …

A Granja is Spanish for ‘farm’ – usually one given to animal production. In this case, Remelluri is a very special single estate nestled under the Sierra Cantabria mountain range at 600m altitude. Run down, the 260 acre property was purchased by current owner Jaime Rodriguez Salis, father of Telmo, in 1968. Since then, renovation of the vineyards and a degree of modernisation of approach (compared to traditional Rioja) has seen Remelluri re-emerge.

Under the guidance of the young Telmo Rodriguez (adopting Burgundian rather than Bordeaux techniques and aspirations), Remelluri moved to the forefront of quality Rioja properties in the late 1980s/early 90s.