A FAMILY WINERY

At Bodegas Murillo Viteri we represent 6 generations of winemaking history and put all our passion and enthusiasm into our work to produces smooth quality wines. We are a small winery with grand aspirations and we pay attention to the small details that make a real difference.

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OUR STORY

Our family story has been linked to Rioja wine since the middle of the 19th century, when our great grandfather Ruperto Rubio ventured into the production and selling of wine at the “Las Erres” winery, an architectural jewel steeped in history, still in the family. It was with the same enterprising spirit and enthusiasm that the new Murillo Viteri winery was built, a place boasting cutting-edge technology and innovation, yet retaining tradition and passion for wine as its core foundations.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

To enjoy and be content with our team effort, producing quality Rioja wine: smooth, rounded and easy to drink, maintaining a simple pricing policy, being environmentally-friendly and maximising social responsibility, sustainability and ecology.

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OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR FRIENDS

Buying wine from our online shop is easy and we send wine from our cellars straight to your door, to ensure that you get to enjoy it in perfect condition. Our wine is not available in supermarkets. Our quality wines offer excellent value for money, as reflected in the comments left on our website by our customers.

ACCESSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE WINERY

ACCESSIBLE WINERY

We are one of the first European wineries (and the first of our size) to remove all architectural barriers, providing 100% accessibility to those with reduced mobility and vision.

LEADERS IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Bodegas Murillo Viteri we are committed to social and environmental responsibility, and this has been recognised through the prestigious international Best of Wine Tourism award.

ECOLOGICAL WINERY: ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

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0 % LIQUID WASTE

Through rigorous cleaning protocols, we value it for vineyard irrigation and as raw materials for alcohol.

RESPECT FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE

Our winery is built on the side of a mountain, integrated in a respectful way with the environment.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

When building the new winery, we took into account the movement of grapes and wine from top to bottom by gravity. This allows us to considerably reduce the use of pumps and machinery for the movement of goods.

NATURAL CLIMATE CONTROL

We have developed a free colling system that takes advantage of night temperatures to cool the cellar, with one consuming 20 times less than the artificial air conditioning. In addition, the barrel hall is built more than 7 m. below ground level, taking advantage of the constant temperature of the subsoil and with natural humification without any energy consumption.

BOTTLING RECYCLING

All residual materials generated in bottling are classified and recycled in containers (cardboard, plastics, glass and wood). We are associated with ECOVIDRIO (green dot) for the recycling of glass and cardboard outside our facilities.

GLASS RECYCLING

We have our own bottle reuse program, returning 50% of the bottles that leave our facilities, which will have a second use in other wineries outside the D.O. Rioja.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

On our own farms, we apply rational and sustainable production processes.

RIOJA WINE PRODUCTION

The privileged location of our vineyards is one of the secrets behind our wines. We are wine growers and we understand that vines form the basis of a good wine. The land is part of our identity and through it we are able to produce characteristic Murillo Viteri wines: smooth, rounded and easy to drink.

GRAPE QUALITY

In our philosophy, the quality of the wine is directly and closely linked to the quality of the grape, and is reliant on dedicated work and care in the vineyard. 100% of the grapes processed in the winery are harvested by hand, either by members of the family or by experienced harvesters who select the grapes from the vines as part of the first selection phase. When the harvest is brought in we taste grapes from each batch and analyse them in our facilities in the second grape selection phase. Only the best fruit makes it to the final production stage of our wines. Employing strict controls means we achieve a high-quality product, synonymous with Bodegas Murillo Viteri.

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN THE PRODUCTION OF OUR WINES

In our winery, the vinification tanks are shallow and wide (4 m x 3.5 m). These dimensions allow us to achieve improved extraction of the structure and colouring matter contained in the skins. In addition, the shape and size of the tanks influence the architecture of our unique winery, which features a free-cooling climate control system that harnesses the nocturnal temperatures of La Rioja. The utmost care in growing and production processes characterises our Rioja wines: smooth, rounded and easy to drink.

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LA RIOJA GRAPES AND VINEYARDS

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RATIONAL AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

One of the core foundations of our philosophy is respecting the environment. We promote a rational and sustainable agricultural approach at all times, a key requirement for the production of our wines. Our three veteran growing consultants carry out daily checks on the winery estates and provide vital information on the condition of the vines, any treatments required and the expected yields.

OUR LA RIOJA VINEYARDS

Our Los Valles, Tahola and Valdegún estates create a landscape of vineyards worthy of admiration. They are located in Cenicero and Fuenmayor in predominantly chalky soils, at an altitude of 466 m and north-facing. They have an average age of 35 years and are goblet pruned. The end result: a unique product, from a special part of Rioja Alta, one of the three sub-regions of the Rioja Designation of Origin.

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