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July 16, 2018

Beronia invests in new Rioja winery

We’re excited to share the news Beronia has started the construction of a brand new winery which will be exclusively for the ageing of its premium, Reserva and Gran Reserva Rioja wines. This multi-award-winning winery in the heart of La Rioja Alta, will soon have soon have a new winemaking and ageing cellar. This huge investment supports the brands commitment to high quality winemaking, premium aged wines and sustainable tourism.

The new bodega will be located on the Beronia estate in Ollauri, close to the town of Haro, and will be used solely for the making and ageing of Beronia’s Reserva, Gran Reserva and top wines. The winery is built with sustainability in mind, blending into the landscape; energy efficiency, waste management and minimum impact are priority in this new build.

To this end the majority of the winery will be built underground, taking advantage of the different heights between the upper and lower parcels on the estate in order to enable the use of gravity in the winemaking process.  There are also many obvious energy saving benefits from the thermal inertia of being underground. In addition, the new installation will use geothermal energy to make the most of the earth’s natural temperature to heat or cool water throughout the year which will in turn avoid greater energy consumption.

With regard to water the new bodega with re-use all rainwater which will be channelled and collected in a specially designed reprocessing area. Light is also a key energy saving factor in this new installation, as a result a special LED system will be installed to regulate the lighting in areas with natural light, thus maximising energy saving.

Wine tourism is a priority for Bodegas Beronia; therefore the winery will house a wine bar and different spaces designed for tastings and events with the aim of encouraging visitors to the area. The 2019 vintage will be the first vintage at the new Beronia winery. We can’t wait to visit!

Find out more about Beronia wines here.

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