Source: Classical Wines of Spain

Source: Classical Wines of Spain


Rioja, Spain

The Montana family traces its heritage to the origins of the modern Rioja wine industry in the late 19th century. Roman Montana consolidated the family business in 1920 as the viticultural component of one of Rioja's grand old marques, situated in medieval cellars underneath Haro, capital of Rioja Alta. The Montana family retains portions of these impressive cellars to this day.

Roman's grandson, Oscar Montana, currently directs a vineyard estate comprising over 270 acres of prime sites in the Rioja Alta and Alavesa districts. The Montana vineyards boast high average vine age, many vines dating to the immediate postphylloxera period and including significant acreage of the rare Graciano.