WINE TRANSPORTATION SWITCHES FROM HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES TO RAILWAY CARS
French winemakers move to Haro, Rioja due to pests
1863 Powdery mildew
1877 R. López de Heredia y Landeta is founded
1879 CVNE is founded
1880's / 1890's
1886 Bodegas Gómez Cruzado is founded
1890 La Rioja Alta, S.A. is founded
1901 Bodegas Bilbaínas - Viña Pomal is founded
1932 Bodegas Muga is founded (1970 - moves to the Station District)
1987 Bodegas Roda is founded
Haro was one of the first cities to have electricity in Europe
Rioja is a magical region that sits alongside the great Ebro River and is boarded by the Cantabrian Mountains. World-renowned for its winemaking, the heart of Rioja sits in the town of Haro. There, in the historic city, sits one of the most important areas in the world of wine: The Haro Station District.
Haro was one of the first cities in Spain to have the modern, new technology of the railway come directly from France. While winemaking had been prevalent throughout Spain, it was in the 1860s that several wineries set up near the railway station in Haro and the wine business brought great wealth to the area. Today, the Haro Station District is comprised of seven wineries of different ages, sizes and styles, all creating incredible wines that represent the Haro landscape. Each winery has found its own philosophy and character in the wine created, attracting thousands of oenophiles from around the world.
While these seven wineries strive to create the best wine possible for the region, they will never forget the history that brought them to Haro. It is their past that helps to direct the future of their winemaking, and, together, they look to their roots and push forward to represent wine that will resonate with the world and celebrate the Haro Station District.