At the end of the 1980s new things were afoot in the Spanish wine growing sector. A new generation of wine people was arriving on the scene in different wine regions. At this particular moment, Mario Rotllant and Carmen Daurella came to La Rioja, with the passionate commitment to create a project that would bring something new to the wine world.
An exciting adventure begins then, ambitious, demanding and unkown: His name is Bodegas Roda.
In the Rioja, where there seemed to be nothing left to achieve, in Haro’s world famous century-old Barrio de la Estacion district, on a terrace jutting into one of the bends in the Ebro river, the beginning of this whole adventure was to take place.
What better way to personalize a new project than to name it after the initials of Mario’s and Carmen’s surnames, RO-DA.
The first months were made up of making contacts and performing trials; and in 1991 the philosophy of the winery was established.
The formation of a high-powered technical team was the best short term means of becoming leading experts among Rioja’s wineries.
Only the indigenous red grape varieties, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano were used.
There is total respect for the concept of the vintage, wines from other years are never added to homogenise or freshen up a vintage.
Only wines made at our winery are bottled, we never buy-in wine from other cellars.
Wines that bring out the very essence of their terroir, the vineyard, soil, climate, landscape, wines made to be enjoyed.
There is no hurry to get a return on investment. The constant aim is, with time, to be recognised as producers of one of the greatest wines in the world.
In this way, all the means will subsequently be gained to achieve our aims.
In all, an exciting project which we invite you all to discover.