Bodegas Tritium was born from our depth of feeling for our old family vineyards: love and care that today allows us to have eight hectares of different varieties aged between 90 and 113 years old. These vineyards were never subject to the great uprooting that occurred in La Rioja: the first of these took place in the 1960s-1970s, spurred on by the arrival of mechanized labor and the second in the 1980s-1990s with the arrival of the multinationals in the wine business.
We, however, opted to conserve our historic vineyards to preserve the genetic, original vines as well as the landscape and biodiversity of our land.
With a clear commitment to honor the best grapes from hundred-year-old vines, two childhood friends, therefore, joined forces in the knowledge that they could do something different with these vineyards. Thus, through mixing ambition with humility and, guided by a different way of understanding agriculture and wine, Bodegas Tritium conceived the idea of making artisan wine under its own brand: a wine that is not only well made but also respectful of its terroir.
Thus materialized a project linked to a deep winemaking tradition, over five generations of the same family, all dedicated to grape-growing in Cenicero and Tricio. It is from this town in Rioja, with its rich Roman history, that our name is derived: Bodegas Tritium. The Tritium team is made up of Javier Fernandez, Francisco Rubio, and Alejandro Campo, who have made viticulture and oenology their life’s project. They are wholly dedicated to their land and their wines putting body and soul into the working of the vineyards and the small amount of premium wine produced.