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FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ RECEIVES A RENEWED BLESSING FROM “PARKER”: ALL OF OUR WINES OVER 90 POINTS

The Wine Advocate is without doubt the most influential wine journal in the world and for the last couple of years Spanish journalist Luis Gutiérrez has been writing about and tasting the Spanish wines. Founder Robert Parker’s legacy has been handed down to several different writers over the last decade, but their opinion about Finca la Emperatriz’s wines has been remarkably consistent. Gutiérrez, winner of the prestigious Spanish national award for gastronomy in 2012, tasted …

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Publish on 31 August, 2016 a las 9:25

FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ OPENS FOR TOURIST VISITS

For the first time, Finca la Emperatriz has opened up officially to visitors, so that people who are interested in our wines and the estate can come along and learn more about it. After long months of preparation, both of the buildings and the people who look after our visitors, we have chosen to take a slightly different path to many others in Rioja and focus on our vineyard. We have long believed that the …

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Publish on 1 July, 2016 a las 16:48

TERRUÑO 2011, BEST SPANISH WINE IN CHINA

Here at Finca la Emperatriz we have been working to make a name for ourselves in the complex Chinese market for some time and this week we saw some fruit for our labour: Finca la Emperatriz Terruño 2011 was chosen as ‘best Spanish wine’ in the Wine 100 Trophy, a competition held in China. The Wine 100 Trophy was created in 2012 to create an independent and credible competition, with rigourous blind tasting and the …

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Publish on 27 June, 2016 a las 16:49

CRIANZA 2012, FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ’S FIVE STAR WINE

We all love to win and the team here at Finca la Emperatriz is no different. It’s a great pleasure to have one’s hard work recognised and when someone likes our wines as much as we do, it puts a smile on our faces. We love it when any of our wines receives an award, but it is doubly pleasing when people fall in love with our Crianza, because it is the wine we make …

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Publish on 14 March, 2016 a las 9:29

FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ GETS BEHIND A GOOD CAUSE: 7 STARS FOR ETHIOPIA

Spanish Missionary Angel Olaran is originally from the Basque country but has spent the last 30 years in Africa, first of all in Tanzania and more recently in Ethiopia, living in the northern city of Wukro, close to the border with Eritrea. There he is know as ‘Abba Malaku’ (which translates to “My Angel”) for the over ten years of charity work he has carried out there. At Finca la Emperatriz, our small contribution to …

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Publish on 29 February, 2016 a las 9:33

FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ RESERVA 2010, “A TEXTBOOK RIOJA”, IS NOW AVAILABLE

Last May we were extremely pleased to read the reviews which had been written by Luis Gutiérrez for The Wine Advocate  (originally published by Robert Parker). His overall commentary on our wines and on the general trend for Finca la Emperatraiz was extremely positive, but we were particularly happy to read that, according to the author, Finca La Emperatriz Reserva 2010, “summarizes what a textbook Rioja Reserva should be“.   After sufficient time in bottle, …

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Publish on 26 November, 2015 a las 9:20

FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ AMONGST SPAIN’S BEST WINES, ACCORDING TO THE 2016 “GUÍA PEÑÍN”

We are always fascinated to read the opinion of the wine writers who taste our wines, and it’s at this time of year the Peñín Guide is published, Spain’s leading wine guide and the only one which has a truly international reputation. Originally written by José Peñín himself, the guide is now so large that it requires a whole team of experts to taste all the wines. We are, once again, overwhelmed by the excellent …

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Publish on 31 October, 2015 a las 9:23

FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ TAKES PART IN THE EIGHTH EDITION OF THE ‘MEETING OF RIOJA WINES’ IN THE TOWN OF CENICERO

Although the historical estate in the village of Baños de Rioja lies at the heart of the Finca la Emperatriz project, a good part of its roots are from the small town of Cenicero. This little town perched above the Ebro, where wine and vineyards are the major activity, is the birthplace of Eduardo and Victor Hernáiz. Here they grew up in a culture dominated by a love of vineyards, wine and everything to do …

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Publish on 31 July, 2015 a las 9:26

VISITS TO FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ

After being hidden away during the cold winter months, it’s good to get out in the fresh air again. The spring brings warmth and the landscape turns green and drags bodies out of hibernation. Autumn is also a beautiful time to visit, when the spectacular colours coincide with the activity surrounding the harvest. But it is in summer when most people come to visit us at Finca la Emperatriz, taking their own free time during …

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Publish on 29 July, 2015 a las 9:29

FINCA LA EMPERATRIZ VIURA AND VIURA CEPAS VIEJAS TAKE PART IN THE THIRD SALON OF GREAT SPANISH WHITES

Every June, Madrid-based PR agency Calduch Comunicación organises the third Salon of Great Spanish Whites to toast the beginning of summer, a perfect time to put forward new vintages of white wines which will be great to combat the weather in the hottest months of the year. On this occasion, the Salon took place on the 22nd of June in Madrid’s Hotel Villa Magna on the Castellana avenue, a perfect setting for the excellent quality …

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Publish on 25 June, 2015 a las 9:32