THE WINERY. OUR HISTORY
The history of Bodegas Tobía first began in 1994, when Oscar Tobía recovered his family’s bodega. After installing facilities for both bottling and shipping, Oscar thoughtfully designed a winemaking facility that opens to the breathtaking magnificence of the Sierra de la Cantabrian, sheltered from the cold northerly winds and near to the famous Ebro River.
Bodegas Tobia was founded not only from our passion to elaborate wines, but also our love and respect of the renowned Spanish wine region, La Rioja - our land. The only financial capital available to Oscar was our creativity, innovation, spirituality and maverick nature, driving him to follow through with his dream of founding, Bodegas Tobía. And through a policy of continual reinvestment of profits, Bodega Tobía has installed some of the most modern winemaking equipment, whereby allowing Oscar to elaborate unique, high quality wines.
In 1996, as a result of Oscar’s innovation, passion and continual exploration into new winemaking methods, the very first “Oak Fermented Rosé” was elaborated in Spain, a revolutionary creation in the world of rose wines. Today, the Alma de Tobía (The Soul of Tobía) Rosado fermented in barrel is considered one of the most renowned Rosés throughout Spain.
In the end, despite the scarcity of resources when first beginning the project, his tenacity and efforts were finally rewarded in 2002 with an International Award granted by the La Rioja Chamber of Commerce, followed by numerous awards and recognitions over of the past 12 years Bodega Tobía has been elaborating quality Rioja wines.
In 2010, Bodegas Tobia with the aim to carry on improving the winemaking, we have moved to new winery in Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron, also in La Rioja Alta. Where we are having excelents facilities in accordance with the quality of our wines, which will help us continue to innovate and grow.