Bodegas Olarra represent a landmark in the way of understanding architecture in the winemaking industry, since they were pioneers in the conception of space in the construction of Rioja wineries as a differentiating factor.
It is impossible to think of Bodegas Olarra without its Architecture. The building, designed by Juan Antonio Ridruejo in 1973, is conceived by and for wine. In its own right it represents an architectural treatise applied to the winemaking process, to which it is ideally suited. The most emblematic feature has to be the roof which crowns the barrel cellar, consisting of 111 hexagonal cupulas, so arranged as to prevent brusque temperature changes. Furthermore, we have sought to carry over into our wines this same innovative, pioneering spirit that is symbolised by our central building. In some wines, as in the case of Cerro Añón, by recovering the perfect coupage in our winemaking, as was always the way in great Rioja wines. In others, like Añares, seeking a wine which adapts and evolves, so as to continue to be a trendsetter with the passing of time. To write the history of Rioja.