The Winery "Bodegas Roda" is located in the city of Haro in the heart of the Spanish Rioja sub-area Rioja Alta
, It was founded in 1987 family Rotllant-Daurella, which has long been active in the wine trade. Right from the start, the highest quality requirements have been met. The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards, most of the early 1990s were replanted with the classic Rioja varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Mazuelo. For first-class Rioja, the vines are too young, so they will not be used until 2010 at the earliest in 2015 and the grapes are temporarily sold to other producers. The first wine production took place in 1991, but due to the unsatisfactory quality never came on the market. In the following year, in 1992, knowing only the best and oldest grapes of the Rioja, one bought only the best ones. This achieved absolutely exceptional qualities.
In the meantime, some very old vineyards have been leased near Haro. The vinification takes place in the traditional way, the fermentation takes place for example in new containers from French oak. For the expansion, 2,000 oak barrels of exclusively French oak are available. It will be used (not for Rioja of course) mostly new barrels. The "Roda I" is sorted from Tempranillo of at least 30-year-old vines of the best barrels and pressed 16 months in 50% new and 50% once used barrels expanded. The "Roda II" is blended from Tempranillo the good barrels and 25% Garnacha Tinta. All wines that do not meet the requirements for a Roda are sold as barrel goods to other producers. The latest product is the "Cirsion", which first came on the market in 1998. There is an extreme selection of the oldest and only the best grapes instead. For the 1998, this was just an incredible five kilograms per hectare.