Vintae is an innovative, young and dynamic enterprise, which elaborate wine in 9 different Designations of Origin in Spain. The initiative originates in the passion of José Miguel Arambarri Terrero for wine, an entrepreneur from La Rioja who is a connoisseur and lover of the wine world. His vision gave birth to Castillo de Maetierra and Maetierra Dominum, two wineries which spawned Vintae. With the inclusion of his two sons, Ricardo and José Miguel, Vintae came into shape as a project and is causing a real revolution in the different aspects of the wine-growing industry, by representing the avant-garde and market approach through many of its products or the creation of Valles de Sadacia, the greatest progress in white wines in the entire history of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja.
Vintae is born to create innovative wines adapted to new customer tastes. For this purpose, it has a group of over 50 professionals who share their passion for the wine world with a creative and dynamic spirit, applying this spirir to each of their specialized areas.
The grapes used to make Maetierra´s wines are grown in Finca Maetierra, which is located in Calahorra, a municipality that grows 150 hectares of different varieties. They are young vineyards that have been planted from 1999 onwards. Maetierra has opted for modern plantations in a trellis formation, which are harvested mechanically at night when the temperature is the lowest, as the grapes are picked in the last weeks of August.
On the other hand, all the vineyards in Maetierra are irrigated using drip irrigation systems, which support the vines in key moments and allow performing an intensive irrigation, thus optimising the use of water.
In addition, a spontaneous vegetation cover system is used to minimise the land’s erosion and compaction, as well as to favour aeration, the development of soil fauna and the mineralization of organic material; to improve the structure and increase the amount of organic material in the soil; and to favour the maintenance of local and wild plant species. In addition, it requires less work force and produces lower CO2 emissions, etc.