Weeks after recording this commentary, Luís Cañas passed away at the age of 91.
Therefore, today we want this article to serve as a tribute to one of the great “gentlemen of wine”; a simple man, a hard worker and a fine person, as many would describe him.
Born in 1928, he established one of the most recognised wineries in the area: Luis Cañas. He was a perfectionist, exceptionally hardworking and whose motivation was always the pride of achieving the best quality in his vineyards.
Consequently, his bulk wines conquered the palates of the great wine merchants who at that time were based in the Bilbao Alhóndiga market.
In 1970 he founded the Luís Cañas Winery in Rioja, a benchmark in quality and good practice.
To learn more about his winery and vineyards, we have two exceptional hosts: Mariannick Garel, Director of Communication, PR and Wine Tourism, and Pedro Pablo Amurrio, one of the winemakers of the winery.
They infected us with their enthusiasm and passion for this world and helped us to better understand the importance of the vineyard in the final result.