Criadores don’t say they are the oldest winery in Rioja. What they do say is they have the most efficient bottling line in the area. We’re inclined to agree. There’s not much they can’t do when it comes to getting the best wine to the UK. All the grapes come from areas perfect for vines; it’s so arid, nothing else could grow there. In its vast bottling facility it can produce and age any type of Rioja. Their flexibility and eagerness to experiment are just two of the reasons why they are our partners in Rioja. The others are found in every bottle of wine they produce.