Bodegas Altanza started out in 1998, operated by a group of businesspeople from La Rioja, with the idea of setting up a winery which produced wines of quality that everybody could afford. The winery was created with the intention of making Reservas and Gran Reservas, since ‘Reserva’ was the wine which cellar owners in the past used to reserve for offering to their best clientele.
Located in Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta), the winery tries to combine tradition and modernity. For this they have more than 200 hectares at their disposal, which they cultivate manually and without the addition of chemicals, with 75% given over to Tempranillo. For the production of their wines they have 8,500 barrels with a 225-litre capacity, made of French (90%) and American oak, 32 stainless steel tanks each holding 35,000 kilos, and 9 French Allier oak vats with a capacity of 22,000 litres.