Collection: Sierra Cantabria

Rioja, Spain

↓ Jump to the wines

Vinedos Y Bodegas Sierra Cantabria has been part of the Gerrard Seel family of wines for well over 20 years and, while the range has evolved over this period, the quality has remained steadfastly high. With roots in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, the Eguren family has been producing wines in Rioja for five generations. Guillermo Eguren, father of the current winemakers Marcos and Miguel, describes himself as a “vine collector”. His sons have embraced his biodynamic approach to wine production, following nature’s cycles to deepen their link to their vineyards and the environment.

The Eguren family also owns Teso La Monja in the Toro region. More than 15 years ago, The Eguren expanded their wine production into Toro after falling in love its landscape, ancient vines and the depth and complexity of its wines. While the vineyards have an average age of 50 years, some are ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines that are around 130 years old. Planted on north-facing, loam and gravel soils, this allows for longer growing periods to achieve rich yet balanced wines that express the maximum potential of the soils’ minerality.

More recently, the Eguren family began producing wines under the Dominio de Eguren label, seeking to bring reasonably priced fine wines to their customers. These wines are D.O. Tierra de Castilla, a geographical indication for Vino de la Tierra wines located in the region of Castile La Mancha. Fruity and easy drinking, these wines are made to be enjoyed young. Their quality has been steadily growing, driven by up-and-coming producers who have reduced yields enabling more concentration in the wines.