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VINEYARDS AND FAMILY

Family and own vineyards are the pillars that govern our way of working and making our wines

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VINEYARDS AND FAMILY

Family and own vineyards are the pillars that govern our way of working and making our wines

FAMILY AND VINEYARDS ARE THE PILLARS THAT GOVERN THE WAY WE WORK AND MAKE OUR WINES

Welcome to our family!

For generations, members of the Sáenz de Samaniego family have been dedicated to viticulture. In fact, there is evidence of our relationship with the vineyard since the sixteenth century, when our ancestors used a winery located in the neighborhood of Matarredo, with underground cellars carved into the rockIn the early 70's were our parents, Doroteo and María Asunción, who decided to market their own wines combining a strong commitment to work, their vision of the future and perseverance

They built a new winery, the one that exists today, attached to a mansion built in the eighteenth century as an inn on the road from Laguardia to Vitoria (‘Ostatu’ means inn, in Basque), and which was, until 2009, our family home.

Our work philosophy, based on respect for the land, provides us a way to understand Wine, and life, focused on the pursuit of excellence through the balance between yesterday and today, without being aware of trends. A philosophy transferable not only to our work style, or to our winery, but is present in each of our wines. These are a faithful reflection of our vineyards, of the influence exerted by the microclimate of Rioja Alavesa and the soils on which they are settled.

Bienvenidos a nuestra familia

WANT TO VISIT OUR WINERY?

Visiting days

  • Monday to Friday: from 9:00 to 14.00 and from 15:00 to 18:00
  • Saturdays: form 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sundays and holidays: from 10:30 to 13:30 (Just Wine Bar service. Visits on Sundays or holidays are just available for over 6 people groups. Please, check availability) Prior reservation required for any date and time.

Information and bookings

We recommend advance booking to visit our winery. For this you can use the application form here or just contact us by phone or email to confirm availability of date and time. Phone:(+34) 945 609 133 – comunicacion@ostatu.com

The reservation request does not imply the automatic confirmation of it, we will contact you first by phone or email.

Our tours

Visit Ostatu
  • 15,00€ per person
  • This visit includes the tour inside the winery, tasting of four wines and appetizer.
  • Duration: 1 hour approximately.
Winery & vineyard tour:
  • 21,00€ per person (just available for groups over 4 people).
  • Includes the visit to the winery and to one of our vineyards.
  • the tasting of 4 wines and a small appetizer.
  • Duration: 2 hours approximately. .

Our facilities are also ideal for hosting events or other group activities. Check the possibilities by sending an email to comunicacion@ostatu.com

HARVESTS COME YEAR AFTER YEAR, BUT THEY ARE NEVER EXACTLY THE SAME, THAT IS THE MAGIC OF TERROIR

Future vision

At Ostatu we are very aware of our past, present and future. And in all these stages the main element was, is and will be the vineyard. In each of our own vineyards - 36ha. divided into more than 50 plots - we develop a respectful viticulture that has been strengthening over the years. So this is that during 2018 we have registered as ecological in ENEEK (Basque Council for Organic Food and Crops) every plot we own. A comprehensive vision of caring for the land and the environment with the utmost respect.

North-South vineyard orientation, chalky clay soils, ‘micro-plot’ structure and a marked fight between Mediterranean and Atlantic climates make Samaniego a privileged area for growing an exceptional vineyard. Is here where our vineyards settle and, therefore, these are the characteristics that configure our wines.

Visión de futuro