Rioja Alavesa is part of the natural region created between the Sierra de Cantabria and the left bank of the river Ebro with a length of 40 km and a width of approximately 15 km.
Dolmens, prehistoric sites and necropolises bear witness to very early human settlements, and historically, for many centuries, the cultivation of vines has been part of the agriculture of the region as evidenced by the many cave wine presses that are preserved to this day. This is reinforced by the fact that the Rioja Alavesa enjoys unbeatable conditions for the cultivation of vines:
- Protection from the cold north winds by the Sierra de Cantabria.
- The land slopes down from the mountains towards the valley, favoring its southern orientation with a greater incidence of sunlight, which is beneficial for the ripening of the grapes.
- The plots are on terraces with a slight slope that favors the evacuation of rainfall and avoids waterlogging.
- The composition of the soil is mostly clayey-calcareous, which acts as a quality factor.
In addition, its winegrowers are custodians of a legacy of good farming practices and defenders of their environment with the responsibility of transmitting it in the best possible conditions. It is in this region where we have our vineyards from which we learn from the knowledge accumulated in their roots, knowledge that we apply to produce our wines Jaun de Alzate and Polus.