D. Joaquín Garralda Oñate, Count of Autol and Marqués de Reinosa
Noble history, noble wines
Shortly after his death, in the early years of the 20th century, the local newspaper “La Rioja” said in his obituary notice: “We have repeatedly seen him at the side of his voters, whether in Madrid, serving anyone who turned to him for help, or in La Rioja. It was 16 years ago that he came to Logroño from Madrid to attend a winegrowers protest meeting. He offered to take their aspirations before the Senate in Madrid, and although it took him two years, he eventually had the good fortune of seeing a law passed to prevent the adulteration of wine.” The Marquis of Reinosa, who gives the Winery its name and authority, enjoyed a happy life, marked by his military service as a Marine and later his work as a Senator, until his death in 1908.
Above all, he is the person responsible for the setting up of a winery in the Rioja town of Autol and these would soon become famous, among other things, for being one of the first in Spain to export their wines beyond our borders.
With such noble genes and so far ahead of their times, Bodegas Marqués de Reinosa have always maintained a certain pioneering spirit, wisely combined with the tradition and know-how in vines and cellars, in order to reach the glasses of the most discerning palates.