FIVE GENERATIONS LINKED TO VINES, LINKED TO WINE

The history of our winery is the history of our family and its close ties with vines. We can go as far back as Quirino Lopez, the great great grandfather of the Jose Ángel, who currently runs the winery. Quirino worked the vines in order to use his grapes for producing wine for selling in bulk to local wineries.

Angel Lopez Bargondía

FIVE GENERATIONS

The story we have grown up with is that the great great grandfather Quirino López worked the vines and produced wine for bulk sale, he passed on his way of life and passion to Ángel López Lobato, who in turn passed it onto his son Cándido López Cillero, who carried on the tradition and instilled all his knowledge and the family business to his son Ángel López Bargondia, the father of the present manager of the winery.

THE NATURAL EVOLUTION

Ángel Lopez Bargondía is working closely with his son Jose Ángel López, who after much reflection has finally shared his idea of building a winery in order to sell the wine under their own brand. His father does think twice about it.

THE REASON BEHIND BODEGAS BARGONDÍA

From the very first moment, José Ángel knew that he wanted to pay tribute to one of his great grandfathers from his father’s side, Valeriano Bargondía, wine-grower and owner of another winery for selling wine in bulk. Father and son both agreed that the winery would be named Bodegas Bargondía.

WINERY AND VINE GO HAND IN HAND

In the early days, Bodegas Bargondía had a maximum production capacity of 102,000 litres and 15 hectares of vines. Over the years the facilities have been extended, as have the vines, until reaching a maximum capacity of 356,500 litres and 30 hectares of vines.

BODEGAS BARGONDÍA AT PRESENT

The winery has a current average production of around 198,00 litres. Divided as follows:

  • 25% of the production is white wine.
  • 15% is claret.
  • 45 % is young red.
  • 5%  is Black Label.
  • 10% is crianza (aged).

A large part of our production is currently exported, establishing the brand in other countries such as the United Kingdom, which is one of our main admirers. Our restlessness has led us to open up into new markets where we can introduce our true passion.