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news • February 7th, 2022

GRUPO LA RIOJA ALTA AND JRE - JEUNES RESTAURATEURS

GRUPO LA RIOJA ALTA AND JRE - JEUNES RESTAURATEURS LAUNCH A PREFERRED SUPPLIER ALLIANCE TO CONTINUE IMPROVING THE POSITION OF THE SPANISH WINERY AND ITS BRANDS IN EUROPEAN GASTRONOMY.

La Rioja - Eindhoven, 07 February 2022. 

The constant search for excellence is the philosophy that, since its foundation in 1890, has always distinguished the famous winery group La Rioja Alta, S.A. It is an international benchmark winery that adapted to new gastronomic trends, it has always betted on harmony, balance, and sophistication of the great wines of the world. 

Just like La Rioja Alta, S.A. winery is indelibly tied to its tradition in Rioja DOCa. The JRE chefs also remain true to themselves, via modern food preparation honouring their cultural heritage, by respecting and promoting culinary identity and traditions from around the world. JRE Chefs are innovative and imaginative. They love evoking emotion and inspiration. They are always open to the new, so La Rioja Alta, S.A. and JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs have opted to enhance these features with this new relationship. 

The cooperation will include a new Award presented by La Rioja Alta, S.A, for the JRE Sommeliers in our bi-annual congress held in Berlin, in September 2022.

We are delighted to be working with La Rioja Alta, S.A. to bring its wines to the tables of the best restaurants in Europe.

Daniel Lehmann

President JRE-Jeunes Restaurateurs

The key to La Rioja Alta, S.A.'s success is its origin, its heritage and its quality.  All specific characteristics that we at JRE cherish and encourage. For Sommeliers, La Rioja Alta, S.A. with its great focus on gastronomy, and thanks to its specific characteristics, its flavour and its versatility, makes it the perfect companion for fine dining.

The Deputy Director General of La Rioja Alta, S.A., Guillermo de Aranzabal Bittner said it showed “our great satisfaction with developing this international initiative with JRE to continue improving the position of our wineries and wines in European Gastronomy, with a commitment to young, consolidated talent both in the kitchens and in the dining rooms, joining two worlds that should unquestionably go hand in hand, food and wine. They also share many of our essential pillars, such as our unwavering firm commitment to innovation and sustainability, and our search for excellence, inherited from our founders since 1890.   

ABOUT - LA RIOJA ALTA, S.A. GROUP

The five founding families of La Rioja Alta, S.A. in the Barrio of the Haro Station (La Rioja) showed the way for wines with personality: their emblematic Rioja brands as Gran Reserva 890, Gran Reserva 904, Viña Arana Gran Reserva, Viña Ardanza and Viña Alberdi. A path, that their direct descendants maintain today and that they have also transmitted to the rest of the new wineries that currently make up this winery family: Torre de Oña (Rioja Alavesa), Áster (Ribera del Duero), and Lagar de Cervera (Rías Baixas).

La Rioja Alta, S.A. created a perfect blend of tradition and modernity, where the commitment to its vineyard (today more than 700 ha) stands out. The constant research, the selective wine Touristic proposals, their environmental and social commitment, as its cooperation program “Viña Ardanza Solidario”. Each year, La Rioja Alta, S.A. group allocates 1% of its profits to agricultural projects in disadvantaged countries. All together makes this an outstanding example of excellence!