Wines with a
sense of place

Unique village wines

Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa

A vine-growing village steeped in centuries-old tradition

Vineyards have dominated the landscape of Elvillar for centuries. The limestone-rich soils, while unable to support other types of agriculture, have been vital to supporting vines which impart a certain elegance, power, and freshness to the grapes grown here.

Vendimia años 60

“The limestone soil, vines, microclimate, and the human element give our wines a unique personality”

David Sampedro

David Sampedro

Rustic wines proud of their origin

The village wines of Bodegas Bhilar are produced only from grapres grown in Elvillar and are vinified in the same location, just a few kilometers from the vineyards. Local knowledge and a strong geographic delineation are what gives the wines their unique character.

Casa en el villar

Respectful collaboration between man and earth

Wines showcasing the characteristics of the high-altitude, cool climate vineyards of Elvillar, Rioja Alavesa. Sourcing grapes from two viticultors in Elvillar, David works closely with them to adopt sustainable production by reducing yields and the number of conventional treatments in the vineyards.

My goal is to create provocative wines that start a conversation.