Around 30,000 Bottles are Delivered to more than 30 Nations Annually
Stretched across three thousand meters, Bodega Miguel Merino is a family-run winery perched in the beautiful region of Briones in Rioja Alta. The family home and the winery headquarters are located in an ancient house of stone, constructed in 1818. Expanded over 24 stunning villages, the estate owns about 13 hectares of vineyards, planted with the 19th-century vines, along with the youngest grown in 2001.
Miguel Merino is a Modernly Architectured Winery
Miguel, the owner, always has the deepest desire to own a small winery, where he can produce a few liters of wines. He acquired and renovated an ancient 19th-century building on the outskirts of Briones and converted it into a small wine estate. After successfully releasing his first vintage in 1994, he wished to expand his winery on the international fronts. Today, his son, Miguel and daughter-in-law, Erika, support him in winery operations. The aging cellar comprises 350 wooden barrels beautifully placed in lines. Miguel Merino also has a new vinification room, bottling rooms, and an experimental vineyard of 0.102 hectares.
Wines Made from Some of the Most Representative Vineyards
All the viticulture areas are nestled on the slopes of Briones, planted with historical and traditional wines between 1929 and 2001. The parcels primarily consist of Tempranillo grape variety. Apart from that, the winery grows Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano, Viura, and Garnacha Blanca. Miguel believes in manual harvesting, and the selected berries are transported to the cellar in small crates.