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Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva: the last three vintages over 90

92 Points Wine Spectator for Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva 2007 The continuous quality and the meticulous wine production give a great rating over 90 points to Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva In La Rioja, December 5th, 2016.- The quality of Bodegas Franco-Españolas wines have been awarded by the press one more time. This time Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva 2007 has been awarded with 92 Points by the well-known Wine Spectator Magazine. The last three vintages of this wine (2007, 2006 and 2005) have been rated over 90 Points. Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva is true to its style, belonging to the top wines which always like and are always a good choice….

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New management team at Bodegas Franco Españolas

Borja Eguizábal, third generation of winemakers, new Director General of the winery. The incorporation of a new management team is key to setting new challenges and objectives. Logroño, September 2016.- Bodegas Franco Españolas, one of the centenary wineries of the Rioja Designation of Origin and owner of the wine brands Rioja Bordón and Diamante, has reorganised its senior management team with the incorporation to the board of a third- generation winemaker: Borja Eguizábal. “Borja’s incorporation will provide us with a new strategic vision within the Company and initiate different challenges and objectives that will allow us to maintain our line of growth and strengthen the position of our core labels”,…


“Talla de Diamante” the newcomer from Bodegas Franco Españolas

Talla de Diamante aims to satisfy and surprise regular Diamante customers at other times and in other situations Talla de Diamante is semi-sweet, yes; but different. La Rioja, June 2016.- Bodegas Franco Españolas has launched a new white wine “Talla de Diamante 2015”. With this new label, the winery aims at expanding the family of its mythical semi-sweet white wine “Diamante”. TALLA de Diamante is semi-sweet, yes; but different. Its uniqueness derives from its component grape varieties, Viura and Chardonnay, and the fact that it is a young wine. This new wine aims to satisfy and surprise regular Diamante customers but at different times and in different situations, and in…

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Gold and Silver Medals for the wines of Bodegas Franco Españolas at the Concours Mundial de Bruxelles

Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva 2007 Gold Medal and RB Selección 2012 Silver Medal. Over 8700 wines tasted by 320 international experts. La Rioja, 9th May 2016. – Once again the quality of the wines of Bodegas Franco-Españolas has been honoured, on this occasion, at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles which took place from 29th April -1st May. Two very different styles of wine from the same winery were awarded medals: “Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva 2007” Gold Medal and “RB Selección 2012” Silver Medal. These latest awards are added to the wide and varied list of national and international successes attained by both wines. The competition took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria,…


125 years as a Rioja wine reference in the world

La Rioja (Spain), July 2015 .- Bodegas Franco-Españolas ( is celebrating its 125 th Anniversay. From it founding date, back in 1890, until today, this prestigious Riojan winery has witnessed several important mile stones in the history of the D.O.Ca. Rioja wine appellation, of Spain and of the world. As a matter of fact, its name that translates as French Spanish Wineries, reflects the union of the 2 of the best lands to produce wines: France and Spain. The winery’s founding was the indirect result of one of the worst mishaps in the history of French winemaking, philoxera. From France, they chose the Rioja land in order to produce its…

Bordón 125 años

Bordón 125, Bodegas Franco Españolas’s most historic wine

Bordón 125, Bodegas Franco Españolas’s most historic wine Bodegas Franco-Españolas has released a limited and numbered edition of its most historic wine to celebrate its 125 Anniversary: “Bordón 125”. A 2009 Reserva specially selected for this celebration that pays tribute to one of the winery’s great labels and bears testimony to its history: Rioja Bordón. A wine that Bodegas Franco-Españolas has been producing since 1891, a year after the inauguration of the winery. Bordón 125 Reserva bears an elegant label, displaying details of the wine and a picture of the pilgrim with his «Bordón» (staff) and the centenary shield of the winery. This is a limited edition of 6000 numbered…

San Sebastian Gastronomika

RB Rioja Bordón Selección 2012 represents Rioja

RB Rioja Bordón Selección 2012 represents Rioja in the Summun Section at the San Sebastian Gastronomika Congress Summun is the most exclusive gastronomic area of the Congress. The only Rioja on display at the exhibit. Logroño, October 2015. – Given the successes of the initiative in previous editions of the San Sebastian Gastronomika Congress and the favourable impression it left on exhibitors and visitors alike, the organisation presents the main Spanish Designations of Origin by featuring one sole winery from each DO. On this occasion, Bodegas Franco Españolas are representing La Rioja in the Summun section of the 2015 Congress with their wine: RB Rioja Bordón Selección 2012. From October…

Certificado Excelencia para Bodegas Franco-Españoals

Excelencia 2015 “Tripadvisor” a Franco Españolas

Bodegas Franco-Españolas ha conseguido el Certificado de Excelencia 2015 de Tripadvisor por la calidad, cantidad y frescura de las opiniones de sus visitantes. El trabajo bien hecho y constante de la bodega se ve valorado por la mayor web de viajes del mundo que acaba de anunciar sus “Certificados de Excelencia”. La originalidad de las propuestas enoturísticas de la bodega así como la experiencia de los visitantes con sus vinos han hecho que una vez más, Bodegas Franco-Españolas sea un referente y un lugar para visitar y perderse cuando se visita La Rioja. La próxima acción que podrán valorar los visitantes a la bodega será su “cine de verano” que…

125 years of history – Bullet points

125 years of history – Bullet points. Frederick Anglade was a wine merchant and a writer. In 1890 he had not only bought the estate and building but he was preparing the first Franco – Españolas’s wine, too. Great fellow travellers were La Tabacalera and Conservas Treviajano.

Certificado de calidad de Bodegas Franco Españolas

BRC Global Standard Food at the highest level

Bodegas Franco Españolas renews its  BRC Global Standard Food Safety Certification at the highest level.  Bodegas Franco Españolas obtains a certificate of approval for its Quality Food Safety Management. This places the winery at the highest levels of international brands A further seal of approval for the consumer Logroño, January 2015. Bodegas Franco Españolas has just renewed its BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certification with the highest grade awarded by the British Retail Consortium. The certificate refers specifically to the system of quality food safety management for the treatment, blending, ageing and bottling of its wines. This accreditation guarantees that quality prevails throughout the winery at the highest levels…

Bodegas Franco-Españolas y UR firman un acuerdo

  Bodegas Franco Españolas trabaja con la Universidad de La Rioja en un proyecto de investigación con motivo de su próximo 125 Aniversario ESTARÁ DIRIGIDO POR EL CATEDRÁTICO JOSÉ LUIS GÓMEZ URDÁÑEZ y recogerá la historia de la bodega como testigo de los hitos más importantes de Logroño y de la historia del vino. LOGROÑO 10 de septiembre DE 2014. José Arnáez Vadillo, rector de la Universidad de La Rioja, y Carlos Eguizábal Alonso, presidente de Bodegas Franco Españolas, han suscrito un acuerdo a través de la Oficina para la Transferencia de los Resultados de la Investigación (OTRI) para el desarrollo de un proyecto de investigación con motivo de su…