Cortijo means 'cottage' or 'shack,' a reference to the fact that shacks, often times, make great wine. The estate-owned vineyards are located in the towns of Najera, within the Rioja Alta, at approximately 630 meters (2,067 ft.) elevation. The average temperature from April-October is 61.5ºF with 18.3 inches of yearly rainfall.
The Philosophy of Cortijo is very simple yet very effective: to make better wine, you need to harvest better grapes. Cortijo improves the quality of its wines by doing a better work in the vineyards, the place where the grapes come from. Cortijo is made with estate own grapes. The goal with Cortijo is to show a pure, youthful expression of Rioja Alta.
Farming Practice: Practicing Organic