Bodega Lanzaga

Telmo Rodríguez
Rioja, Spain

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Winemaker Dinner Series
Friday, May 10, 2024 at the Trade Tasting
Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Grand Tasting Reception

Telmo Rodríguez founded Bodega Lanzaga in 1998 and opened his winery in 2009 in the village of Lanciego, located in the subzone of Rioja Alavesa. At the heart of Bodega Lanzaga is its connection to history and place, working only with head-trained, old-vine, and organically-farmed vineyards in and around the villages of Lanciego (population: 650) and Labastida (population: 1,500). Telmo’s methods are at once ancient and innovative; by returning to an old style of farming and winemaking, he’s pushing forward winemaking in Rioja. The irony isn’t lost on him; as Telmo puts it: “We dream of making the best Rioja wine of the 18th century.”