Hacienda y Viñedos Marqués del Atrio, the company's current headquarters, was built in Mendavia (Navarra) in 2003 with the idea of creating a series of singular wines under Marqués del Atrio brand and the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin in a unique environment among vineyards and mountains. Wine is born in the vine and in this area the soil, the climate and the work we put in the vineyards create an ideal terroir.
Founded more than a hundred years ago in the traditional northern Spanish wine making region of Navarra, the company now known as Hacienda y Viñedos Marqués del Atrio is currently under the stewardship of the fourth and fifth generations of the Rivero family. Of its seventeen different product lines – all of which are now consolidated under the Marqués del Atrio brand and scattered throughout Spanish wine making Denominations of Origin Navarra, Rías Baixas, Utiel-Requena and other wine designations – perhaps the most prominent are the winery’s DOCa Rioja Marqués del Atrio wines, which the company has been exporting to great success since the 1980s. Now with its wines available in forty countries, exports have lately represented around 50% of total sales.
Marqués del Atrio havs an ageing room with over 10,000 French and American oak barrels that has been set up with an automatic temperature and humidity control system to achieve a proper ageing.
By 2020 Marqués del Atrio hopes to be among top 10 of the Spanish wineries for volume and value sales, which it plans to achieve by pushing both domestic sales and exports, which currently account for half of its total production.