Since the early twentieth century the Luis Cañas winery has become a benchmark winery of the Rioja for their very high quality of wine which they craft in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa.
With over two centuries of experience in winemaking, the Luis Cañas winery is considered to be one of the best wineries of the Rioja Alavesa. Towards the end of the 1980s, the son of D. Luis Cañas has run this winery and in 1994 the entire facilities were renovated to incorporate the latest technology available on the market. Before this time this winery only marketed their wines by the names of their vineyards. With their new technologies the Luis Cañas winery has been crafting very high quality wines that have a grand potential for ageing and all of their wines are crianza or reserve wines.
The Luis Cañas winery is situated in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa and it is surrounded by 350 hectares of grapevines that are divided into 870 different plots of land. For the most part these are all very old grapevines. This micro-terroir inside of the Rioja enjoys very diverse soils and a unique climate which are perfect for cultivating excellent quality grapes. Each and every single wine by the Luis Cañas winery has its own unique personality.
The crianza aged and reserve wines of the Bodegas Luis Cañas winery of the Rioja DOC are aged in French and American oak barrels. As a result all of their wines are well received in the World of Wine. In 2012 the Wine Advocate scored this winery´s crianza aged red wine, Luis Cañas 2009 at a 92/100 in their catalogue of the world´s best tasting wines. This wine was also recognized as having the best price per quality ratio.
- Founded in: 1928
- Address of Winery: Ctra. Samaniego, 10
- City: Villabuena
- Province: Álava
- Postal Code: 01307
- Country: Spain
- Phone Number: (+34) 945 623 373
- Does this winery offer guided tours? Yes
- Does this winery offer tourist services? No
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