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FIVE GENERATIONES

THE FAMILY

CULTIVATING THE VINEYARD, THE OLIVE GROVE AND PRODUCING WINE, CAVA VERMOUTH AND OLIVE OIL SINCE 1852.

Five generations of winegrowers and oenologists, restless and passionate, who always have pursued the same dream: to achieve excellence in winemaking. A family who is synonymous with the respect for nature as with the commitment to the quality of each of the produced wines and olive oils by means of a perfect balance between the inherited wisdom and the innovative spirit of the family.

Antonia Benito

Escudero wineries, great cavas and Rioja wines

170 years of history, a family and a unique philosophy based on effort and perseverance. A heritage that revolves around tradition, respect for an inherited wisdom and the desire to learn and discover new and better ways of cultivation and processing. A legacy that evolves without losing its essence.

Firma Benito Escudero
TRADITION AND INNOVATION FIT PERFECTLY WITH THE PILLARS OF OUR PHILOSOPHY: EFFORT, PERSEVERANCE AND RESPECT. A LEGACY THAT EVOLVES WITHOUT LOSING ITS ESSENCE. A LEGACY THAT EVOLVES WITHOUT LOSING ITS ESSENCE.
Benito Escudero con el botellero

More than 150 years ago, in a small cave dug into the Grávalos mountain (La Rioja), our ancestors Juan and Amador (father and son) began to make their first wines with the grapes from some very special plots which they called Vidau. Benito Escudero was born in this home and grew up witnessing how his father and grandfather worked tirelessly to carry out their project and how they cultivated the vineyard in the same way that they cared for nature and making wines with care and meticulousness in their small cave. These values drove Benito to study at the School of Oenology in Requena and later at the School of Oenology in Villafanca del Penedés with the aim of learning the latest cultivation and production techniques. His curiosity did not end there, and he continued his education around France, spending long periods in Bordeaux and Champagne where many ideas for his new projects emerged

During the 1950s Benito returned home and began to experiment with different elaboration methods. After many failed attempts and years of improvement he obtained a sparkling wine that followed the traditional or “Champenoise” method and so becoming one of the pioneers in the elaboration of cavas in Spain and being part of the first wineries registered in the D.O. Cava.

Benito’s children, like their father, grew up with the same passion for the care of the vineyard and respect for the elaboration of wines, cavas, vermouths and olive oils. This had a significant impact on their upbringing as they were all determined to continue the family project In 1986, they left the small cave behind and built the first winery in Grávalos, an extension that allowed them to start exporting part of their production to countries such as Germany, Switzerland, the United States and China.

At the moment, Familia Escudero owns 4 wineries: Bodegas Escudero (Grávalos) dedicated to the elaboration of Cavas, Bodegas Vinsacro (Pradejón) where the Rioja D.O.Ca. wines are produced, Hacienda Logos (Castejón) and Bodegas Escudero (Monteagudo). The latter two belonging to the D.O. Navarra.

THERE ARE STILL NEW WORLDS TO BE DISCOVERED. WORLDS NEAR OR INACCESSIBLE, NEAR OR DISTANT. NEAR OR DISTANT. VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE SPACES, PRODIGIES OF NATURE AND IMAGINATION.