In the third century BC, the Spanish region today called Rioja was inhabited by the Berones, a Celtic warrior people who also dedicated to agriculture. Their land was called Beronia.
In 1973, a group of friends, members of a Gastronomic Society, founded Bodegas Beronia, whose name pays homage to the first settlers and the ancestral name of the region.
In the 1980s, González Byass, the historic winery based in the region of Jerez – producer of the classic Tio Pepe – made the strategic decision to invest in the production of non-fortified wines. Thus, in 1982, after surveys and evaluations in several regions, González Byass acquired Bodegas Beronia.
Located in the citadel of Ollauri, in the Rioja Alta area – considered the source of the best and most elegant wines of Rioja – Beronia is a rising star. Its wines express the classic Rioja style, with long stages in oak barrels, but without ignoring the technological advances that help preserve the richness and character of its grapes.
We can say that the result is a reinterpretation of the classic Rioja style, but with fruit and oak living in harmony and generating aromatically complex wines, simultaneously intense and elegant, with silky texture and delicious freshness. Wines not to be missed!
The Beronia Reserva 2005 was listed among the 2010’s Wine Spectator Top 100 ranking.