Established 1985, a La Rioja Alta Winery
Leandro Vazquez a Cuban and citizen of the world when visiting Spain decided to flee the American frenzy of big business and delve into the ancient tradition of vine-growing but from the lavish though strict perspective of a chateau. When he bought the land it must have been love at first sight and so with good taste and great care the Torre de Ona SA winery was born.
The emotion and enthusiasm involved in creating a winery was hindered by something a little more pedestrian the day-to-day running always difficult and risky. Finally Leandro Vazquez decided to leave the business a more than tempting legacy for those seeking new horizons in La Rioja. This situation coincided with the desire of La Rioja Alta S.A. to complement its traditional style with a new wine totally independent and different from the Haro sanctuary. Some changes were made after the purchase was completed in January 1995 focused more on improving and enhancing what was already there than on changing the chateau philosophy and the modern and powerful wine initially produced by Baron de Ona S.A.