The name Marques de Vargas instantly recalls the saga of four generations dedicated to producing and marketing excellent wines from Rioja. Wines produced in the family's lands were warmly welcomed by the market, encouraging the family to expand their legacy into other denominaciones de origen in Spain: Ribera and Rías Baixas. Wines from these regions are also top range limited production wines from the company's own vineyards.
The winery is found in the centre of the vineyard, similarly to a château, in the Ebro valley, an area commonly known as Los Tres Marqueses because the vineyards of three important Riojan wineries founded by their respective marquises meet here.
The property covers 60 hectares and the following red grapes varieties, typical to La Rioja, are grown: tempranillo, garnacha, mazuelo, graciano and maturana.
The Bodega Conde de San Cristóbal, located in the historic Pago de Valdestremero, in the heart of Ribera del Duero, was founded at the beginning of the 20th century. The historic property was built in an outstanding setting and the Pago de Valdestremero vineyards were producing grapes to make wines for the 16th century court of King Philip II at Valladolid.
In 2003, Bodegas y Viñedos del Marqués de Vargas acquired Pazo de San Mauro, a 30 hectare vineyard in Rías Baixas in the Condado de Tea sub-zone. The winery is surrounded by its own vineyard which has been growing for over 40 years; it descends in south-facing terraces to the banks of the Miño river, creating a natural amphitheatre and imbuing it with the magic and mystery of Celtic legends.