Viña Tondonia was founded in 1877 by the López de Heredia family. The winery is located in the small town of Haro in the La Rioja region of Spain. Viña Tondonia considers itself the “last of the Mohicans” when it comes to traditional wine-making methods. Currently, the winery is run by three siblings – the third generation of the López de Heredia family – who call themselves “vine-makers” rather than wine-makers, because they believe that the essential work of good wine-making happens in the vineyards. Everything after that is secondary. At no point in its history has the winery ever used a grape produced by another region.