Based in Laguardia , in Rioja Alavesa, Artadi has in recent years cemented its role in the region as a pioneer, leading the push for recognition of a concept of terroir. Artadi has come a long way since its establishment in 1985 by a group of 13 local vinegrowers as a cooperative. Artadi stands for respect for the region’s traditions, both human and natural.
Artadi chose to leave the Rioja appellation in 2015. The single vineyard wines it has since released have made the case eloquently for the nuances which make up this highly intricate region. This rebellion against the local regulator is borne from a desire to showcase the region’s typicity to best effect, unhampered by red tape and the marketing concerns of larger producers.