Conde de Hervías is a project by Íñigo Manso de Zúñiga Ugartechea. Íñigo owns prestigious
plots of old vines in Rioja Alta surrounding his home in Torremontalvo. His family has been selling to the likes of Campo Viejo for many years. Íñigo’s intention is to produce a classically styled Rioja from his oldest parcels near his village of Torremontalvo. The site is in the heart of Torremontalvo and many of the vines here pre-date phylloxera. These vineyards were planted by Don Nicanor Manso de Zúñiga, the Count of Hervías, and his brother Don Victor Cruz, founder of the oenology station of Haro. To their amazement, these vines survived phylloxera due to the sandy nature of the plots. Conde de Hervías is made from a selection of these very old vines. The vines surround the estate and are bordered by the Ebro River.