Basque Rioja is the high ground of La Rioja. Vineyards sweep down from the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria in the north towards the Ebro river in the south. Poor chalky clay soils give low yields and high quality.
Juan Jesus Valdelana is the current boss of this small family Bodega originally established in the XVI Century. Housed in a traditional building in the centre of Elciego they cultivate grapes from their own vineyards and from leased ones. Their vineyards consist of around 30ha of Tempranillo, Graciano & Viura in 3 diffent locations close to Eltziego (Basque spelling).