Laguardia hosted the XXVIII edition of the Rioja Alavesa Harvest Festival awards, an event that recognized the quality of our white wines for yet another year. Our white wines Ladrón de Guevara and Familia Valdelana have been distinguished, respectively, as the best and second best white wine from the Rioja Denomination of Origin.
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- 1 One of the most important wine competitions in Spain
- 2 Valdelana, one of the most awarded wineries at the Rioja Alavesa contest
- 3 Juan Valdelana, the main responsible for these good results
One of the most important wine competitions in Spain
A total of 237 wines have been presented in the thirtieth edition of this prestigious competition due to its age (since 1994), because it covers the three subzones of the appellation (Rioja Baja, Alta and Rioja Alavesa), due to the high level of the participants. and for being carried out in a blind tasting format; The jury members do not know the brand of wine they are tasting and rating.
Valdelana, one of the most awarded wineries at the Rioja Alavesa contest
Valdelana has been one of the wineries that has obtained the best results with this first and second place, a source of pride for us knowing that several of the most famous wineries of the Rioja Designation of Origin participate in this contest. These awards are added to those we obtained in previous editions of the contest.
Familia Valdelana was already the best young white of the DOCa Rioja 2022
The town of Lanciego hosted the XXVII Rioja Alavesa Harvest Festival in 2022, an edition that recognized our Familia Valdelana as the best white of the DOCa Rioja and our signature Agnvs as the second best of the whites. fermented in barrels.
Our whites were also distinguished in 2020
The year of the pandemic our white wines were also awarded. In this case, the Familia Valdelana white was once again considered the best young white and the AGNVS Malvasía the best barrel-aged white.
AGNVS and Ladrón de Guevara de Autor, best crianzas in 2019
It has been the whites who have taken all the recognition in recent years, but the glory went to the Crianzas previously. Agnvs and Ladrón de Guevara autor were considered the best and the second best aged wine of the DOCa. Rioja among the more than 300 participants in the edition held in Baños de Ebro in 2019.
Our good results in this competition began in 2018, when our signature Agnvs won the medal for the best unique wine from Rioja in the competition held that year in Elvillar.
Juan Valdelana, the main responsible for these good results
It is the result of great teamwork that our wines have achieved such success in this competition, a milestone of which all the generations that have preceded us have been a part. However, the vast majority of award-winning wines today have the seal of Juan Valdelana, who has been connected to the world of wine from a very young age.
Juan Valdelana graduated in oenology from the University of La Rioja (2017), where he won the award for the best final year project, which allowed him to work at the Rioja Regulatory Council and immerse himself in the roots of the DOCa Rioja for a few months. Later he graduated in Agricultural Engineering, which has given him knowledge in all areas of wine preparation. Furthermore, he has had the opportunity to work in wineries in different places in Spain and the world (Tenerife, Rías Baixas, Napa Valley…), which has allowed him to explore other ways of experiencing wine.
We have been receiving great joy at the Rioja Alavesa Harvest Festival for several years, but we keep the energy and enthusiasm intact to continue preparing good wines in the future. Thank you all for your constant support.