Eguren was founded in 1870 in the La Rioja region of Spain. Throughout its history, it has remained a family-owned winery, and is currently run by the 5th generation of the Eguren family. While it is among the longest-standing wineries in Europe, Eguren is now known for its modern wine-making methods. Eguren actually consists of 6 different wineries: Sierra Cantabria, Viñedos Sierra Cantabria, Señorío de San Vicente, Viñedos de Páganos, Teso La Monja, and Dominio de Eguren. The 6 wineries produce a total of 26 wines. From grape-growing to the fine arts of fermentation and aging, Eguren emphasises quality over quantity.
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.