About Finca Allende
Nestled in the heart of Rioja, Spain's most renowned wine region, Finca Allende is a winery unlike any other. Tremendously steeped in tradition yet imbued with a modern spirit, Finca Allende juxtaposes the old and the new in an enchanting dance of sophistication and boundless quality.
Founded in the late 1980s by Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, one of Rioja’s most respected winemakers. Its name, Allende, translates to 'further or beyond' in English and subtly hints at de Gregorio's innovative approach to winemaking. His ambition led him to push past traditional boundaries, creating delightful blends of customary expertise and pioneering winemaking techniques.
Finca Allende boasts a stunning range of wines, predominantly focusing on the Tempranillo variety, Spain's star red grape. Each bottle encapsulates the rich heritage of Rioja, combined with a tang of modernity that sets it apart from the others. The vast slopes of Finca Allende's vineyard are primarily clay and limestone, providing a unique terroir that contributes significantly to the distinctive character of their wines.
The winery itself is a marvel of architectural beauty. A blend of traditional and modern design, this place embodies the very philosophy of Finca Allende proponents; respecting the past while embracing the future. The lavish barrel room is the winery's showpiece, achieving a perfect balance between functionality and aesthetic appeal with its spatial arrangement and soothing, dim lighting. It overlooks the stunning landscape of Rioja, offering arresting views of the vine-laden hills as you savour their delectable wines.
Overall, Finca Allende is a truly exceptional winery, offering a harmonious amalgamation of tradition and innovation. Its enchanting scenery, coupled with the beckoning aroma of maturing grapes, makes it a must-visit destination for any wine enthusiast. From the quality of their grapes to the passion in their crafts, Finca Allende personifies the art of extraordinary winemaking making it an invaluable name in Spain's wine industry.
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