History

Bodegas Araico is a company of family origin, located in Villabuena de Álava (Rioja Alavesa), dedicated to the cultivation of the vine. It is a small company that was constituted as such in the year 1986.

The Araico family takes care of 86 hectares, from which it selects 36 to elaborate its wines. These vineyards are located in the town of Villabuena and its environs, they date from the 30 to the 100 years of age, with an average of 50 years.

The varieties we use are:

In Whites: Viura and Malvasía

Inks: Tempranillo and Garnacha

The vineyard has the characteristic of being small plots in which the different varieties are mixed (both inks and white), a traditional form of planting in which it is sought to put the plants that best adapt to each terrain. After an exhaustive analysis of the potential of the vineyard we decided to perform a double interpretation of our wines, traditional and avant-garde.

Family

Julián

The owner of the winery, after a period of 25 years working with 2 of his brothers to build this project, it was time to continue the project with his children. He brings the whole experience of a lifetime by making wine and a direct contact with his customers.

Estibaliz

In charge of the work that is not seen, the administrative, but without which could not carry out the activity of the company. It also carries out activities of support in the moments that the activity of the company requires it.

Miguel

He is in charge of the technical work of the winery, and together with Julián they design, elaborate, taste and establish when it is the best time to go to the market wines