Bodegas Muga, a family-owned winery in Rioja
A traditional bodega in northern Spain
Muga is a family-run estate that was established in 1932, by Isaac Muga and Aurora Cano. Located in Barrio de la Estacio in Haro, Bodegas Muga is now one of the most emblematic winemakers in the Rioja region in northern Spain.
Traditional Spanish winemaking methods
Since its very beginnings, Bodega Muga has paid constant attention to the creation of fine wines that reflect the utterly unique and authentic terroirs of Rioja. They have done this through respecting traditions and the know-how from the past, the use of egg whites to clarify wine, and working with noble materials. The teams of Muga have found the perfect balance between respecting Spanish winemaking traditions and complementing these techniques with new machinery.
Bodega Muga is the only winery in Spain to have its own on-site barrel makers, including a Master Cooper and assistant coopers, which allows the estate to have absolute control over the production of its barrels and vats. Therefore, they are able to select the origin of the wood for the maturation of each wine and make sure that the personality of each vintage is fully expressed.
The various Muga vineyards
Muga reigns over reigns around 250 hectares of vines, spreading across and around Haro. These vineyards grow in exceptional terroirs in which their geographical and climatic features define the typicality of the Rioja Alta sub-region. This area has both a Mediterranean and continental climate that benefit from the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. This creates significant temperature differences between day and night, which helps develop balanced flavor concentration and acidity in the grapes. Rioja traditional varieties make up the core of Muga wines.
Located in Haro, this vineyard gives rise to quintessential Rioja wines. The wines from this vineyard boast a promising aging potential.
Situated on the outskirts of Haro, La Loma is poised on a plateau and benefits from an utterly unique geographical structure.
Tempranillo, Mazuelo (also known as Carignan) and Graciano all thrive in this area.
La Loma Alta
The Muga family are constantly investing in new and high-potential vineyards that will give rise to exquisite wines in the future.
Poised at the highest altitude in La Rioja, Muga are one of the only Rioja producers to cultivate vines in this high-altitude area. the red wines boast a pleasant acidity and a promising aging potential.
Muga wines: Reserva, White, Prado Enea Gran Reserva
Authentic, harmonious, tasty and elegant wines come from these exceptional terroirs, which express all the Muga family’s passion for creating fine Rioja wines. Producing their iconic Reserva wine, Reserva Rioja wines are aged for an extra 36 months before being released onto the market. For the red wines, the iconic Tempranillo variety defines the distinctive Muga style along with other varieties like Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo and Graciano. Producing oak-aged white wines, the estate grows Viura and Malvasia and uses these white grape varieties to produce these wines.