Campo Viejo is one of the most well-known winemakers in Rioja. It was established by a couple of local winemakers, Beristain and Ortiguela, and their first vintage was released in 1959. Campo Viejo wines have come to symbolise innovation and the expressiveness, colour and vibrancy for which Rioja is renowned.
Campo Viejo are passionate about preserving their land for future generations. Their winemaking practices are environmentally friendly and sustainable.
"Whether you're sharing a quiet glass with a friend or celebrating a big event, our aim is to create Rioja wines that add a special touch to any occasion," says Campo Viejo winemaker, Elena Adell.
The granddaughter of a grower, she studied Agricultural Science at university, specialising in viticulture and oenology. In her own words, "It was virtually inevitable that I would end up with vines and wines".
Adell says she sets out to make singular wines with their own personality. "I believe wine is something to be enjoyed with company. It’s an essential part of celebrations, when you want to share a joyful occasion or a quiet dinner with friends. My aim is to make wines that add a special touch to any occasion, wines that make you feel like drinking another glass."
An expert in Rioja winemaking, Elena Adell has an unmatched experience in working with Tempranillo. Her aim is to discover new ways to create interesting, expressive wines that best showcase the vibrancy of Rioja and Tempranillo. "I adore working with Tempranillo. It’s such a versatile grape. I love seeing the many different ways it can express its character in such a diverse range of wines."
Few winemakers are lucky enough to help design the wineries in which they work but Elena was involved in the plans for the new Campo Viejo winery from the early stages, which has allowed her to create the ideal conditions to continue her love affair with Tempranillo. "This fabulous winery gives me a great platform to build on the values which have made Campo Viejo one of the world’s favourite Rioja."
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