Señorío de Arínzano has been recognized for the excellence of its vineyards since XI century, when in 1055 the landlord Sancho Fortuñones de Arínzano first produced wines on the property.
Our passion is to produce wines that express the unique character of the vineyards, using the most advanced techniques to guarantee an artisanal treatment throughout the elaboration process, as well as developing a viticulture that respects and favors the natural environment.
As a result, Arínzano is one of the few terroirs in Spain which has been recognized with the status of Vinos de Pago, and was the first in northern Spain area.
Propiedad de Arínzano, since 1055.
With a history dating back to 1055 and located in the northwest of Spain, between La Rioja and Bordeaux, you will find the impressive Propiedad de Arínzano, a protected space that constitutes a rich natural habitat. The entrance to the winery, designed by the famous Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, serves as inspiration for a new brand identity of Arínzano.
Property of Arínzano was ceded by Sancho Fortuñones de Arínzano, from whom it took its name and who had received it as an offering for its services to the King of Navarra García de Nájera around 1055, to the nearby monasteries of Iquirre and Iranzu to exploit the property, obtaining wines to provide the pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago, possibly being the oldest wine-producing property in the world.
In the 16th century, Propiedad de Arínzano belonged to Mosén Lope de Eulate, who was entitled lord of Arinzano and was advisor to King Juan de Labrit and built a fortification to protect the property, whose Torre de Armas can still be seen in the center of the property . In the 18th century, the property had been passed to the Marquis de Zabalegui, who ordered the construction of La Casona, where he could enjoy the natural beauty of the property as well as excellent days in this excellent game reserve.
At the beginning of the 19th century, their descendants built the small church dedicated to San Martín de Tours, patron of the vintners, which indicates the special relevance of the vineyard in this area. It is one of the few religious constructions of Navarra in neoclassical style.
Propiedad de Arínzano was discovered again in 1988. Although more than a century had passed since phylloxera destroyed the vineyards that had adorned the gentle slopes of the valley. Careful scientific analysis of climates and soils confirmed what centuries of nobles had learned from experience.
In the 90s, deep work was done on the breaking and improvement of the soils – without notable changes in the topography – that allowed the planting of vineyards, with the advice of the famous French winemaker Dennis Dubordieu.
Propiedad de Arínzano had a unique microclimate, perfectly suited for the production of wines of the highest quality. Each grape variety was carefully planted in the plots suitable for cultivation and the winery built by Rafael Moneo, was projected as an arch that encloses and embraces the three historic buildings that paid homage to the winemaking in past centuries.
At the beginning of the 21st century, His Majesties the Kings of Spain inaugurated the Winery, and celebrated the rebirth of a noble tradition over a thousand years old.
In 2015, the SPI group bought this winery, including it in its Tenute del Mondo Wine Division, within its ambitious project of integrating exceptional wineries from the best wine regions in the world.