In 1889, Joaquin Martínez Bujanda first began to grow grapes in Rioja, Spain. Nearly 100 years later, the family expanded their vineyards and began construction of what today is known as Bodegas Valdemar. With 125 years of winemaking and five generations of family, Bodegas Valdemar provides the utmost quality to each of their wines as they sit on the border of traditional and modern with their two labels – Conde de Valdemar and Inspiración Valdemar.
In 1983, Bodegas Valdemar broke away from the fixed ideas to become the first European winery to control the fermentation temperature. Today, Bodegas Valdemar wines continue to surprise consumers with their uniqueness and are often classified as an authentic Rioja with great aging potential.
Today, Bodegas Valdemar is complete with a team of professionals who work hard to ensure all of the wines are from the very best land throughout the Rioja region.
All Bodegas Valdemar wines are sourced from their very own estate vineyards. With 670 acres located in the three sub-regions of Rioja, each vineyard comes from a region that offers unique fruit for the wines in which they produce.
Rioja Alavesa – 32,000 acres with an Atlantic influence and soft hills. Wines which come from this region are some of the freshest, most aromatic and elegant wines in the Rioja appellation. The Rioja Alavesa region includes vineyards which produce grapes that go into Conde de Valdemar Crianza, Conde de Valdemar Reserva, Cronde de Valdemar Gran Reserva, Inspiración Selección and Inspiración Las Canteras.
Rioja Alta – 67,000 acres with a Continental climate with plateaus and soft hills as well as ferrous soils. Wines from the Rioja Alta region tend to be classified as full-bodied with high-acidity and are ideal for aging. The Rioja Alta includes vineyards which produce grapes that go into Conde de Valdemar Crianza, Conde de Valdemar Finca Alta Contabria, Conde de Valdemar Reserva, Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva, Inspiración Selección and Inspiración Tempranillo Blanco.
Rioja Baja – 59,000 acres with a Mediterranean climate with alluvial soils. Wines from this region are darker in color with higher alcohol percentages. The Rioja Baja region includes vinyards which produce grapes that go into Conde de Valdemar Crianza, Conde de Valdemar Reserva, Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva and Inspiración Selección.