The Cañas family have devoted their live to viticulture and winemaking for over two centuries but their contemporary story begins in 1970 when Luis Cañas and his wife Angeles became the first winemakers in Rioja Alavesa to bottle their young wine rather than sell it in bulk.The mantel was then passed to their only son, Juan Luis, who has continued their pioneering spirit, cementing them an enviable reputation as one of the most go-ahead and progressive wineries in the region.
The structure, texture and flavours – fruit wrapped in a silky, oak laced layer that seems unique to this part of Rioja – lend themselves to the many culinary delights found both in and outside Spain today. This was underlined when Ferran Adrià, who included only 2 wineries from Rioja on his wine list, chose Bodegas Luis Cañas and sister winery, Bodegas Amaren.