Bodegas Barón de Ley was born in 1548 with the construction of a castle by the Conde de Eguía who also owned a farm of 1,000 hectares in the Ribera del Ebro. Currently Eduardo Santos Ruiz is the largest shareholder of the cellar.
Bodegas Barón de Ley is located in an old estate of 1,000 hectares on the border between the kingdoms of Navarre and Castile. Formerly the Benedictine monks already made wines in this place which rested in an underground cellar in oak vats.
The winery has a total of 600 hectares of vineyards of the Tempranillo, Graciano, Maturana, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viura and Malvasía varieties.
The harvest in this winery is done manually and in boxes of 300 kilos, to take maximum care of the vineyard, so that the grapes are also selected manually. Once in the winery, the grapes pass through the selection table where only the best quality bunches are selected. Approximately 850,000 kilos of grapes are collected manually in each harvest.
Once this process is concluded, the wines pass to the warehouse of experimental tanks, with deposits of up to 14,000 liters, where the most special wines are produced. The aging takes place in Bordeaux oak barrels, located in a heated warehouse that ensure proper humidity and temperature. They have a total of 15,000 barrels, 12,000 American oak and 3,000 French oak.
Once the wines are bottled, by means of techniques that do not damage the quality of the wines, the bottle aging begins, the aging time varies according to the wine, between 18 months and 2 years for the reserves and 3 years for the large reserves.