Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta - Rioja Reserva
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Marqués de Murrieta´s foundation is linked to the origins of the Rioja wines since Luciano Murrieta produced in 1852 the first Rioja wine and was also the first one to export his wines. Luciano, appointed Marquis by the King Amadeo of Savoy thanks to his work in Rioja, travelled to Bordeaux to learn the winemaking techniques that he introduced later in Spain. He established the concept of “château” in the Ygay Estate where he built the emblematic Ygay Castle.
In 1983 Vicente Cebrián Sagarriga, tenth Count of Creixell, took over the project. He modernized the winery and with his entrepreneurial vocation he continued the legacy of Marqués de Murrieta. After his death his eldest son, Vicente D. Cebrián-Sagarriga, current Count of Creixell, assumed together with his sister Cristina the management of the winery, accompanied by a young and qualified team. Over the years, the Count of Creixell´s family has become the perfect continuity to maintain the balance between tradition and modernity positioning Marqués de Murrieta in the 21st century in a privileged position in the world.
Marqués de Murrieta Estates and Wines is led by a family who is used to professionalism and daily effort. Two siblings with a Galician heart who remember their parents with love and gratitude. Chus Suárez-Llanos and Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, wonderful and exemplary parents, tireless workers and, in essence, an admirable family.
“They began a great business and family project which we nowadays aim to continue with the same strength and enthusiasm. They transmitted us the value of a united family, they showed us the daily effort, not to fear the fight, the meaning of sacrifice and the reason of the effort. They shared with us how to win and also how to lose… always without becoming weak, looking ahead, seeking joy. They transmitted us the need of respecting and being faithful to the past but without forgetting our future… always looking ahead. They gave us their faith, their confidence, their love for life and for all the people around us, their wish to give always, in essence, their charming way of living”