The winery is located in the municipality of Elciego in the Spanish Rioja -Sub area Rioja Alavesa. It was built in 1860 by the Rioja pioneer Marqués Camilo Hurtado de Amézaga (1827-1888). The vineyards cover 210 hectares of vineyards. The grapes are individually checked by hand. It will only wines of quality levels Reserva and Gran Reserva produced. The traditional Rioja consists of 90 percent Tempranillo and something Graciano, in wetter years one sets also Cabernet Sauvignon to. The top product is the im Bordeaux style Produced "Barón de Chirel" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Graciano, Tempranillo), which lasts 28 months in barriques is expanded. The winery has always had a special permit to officially use Cabernet Sauvignon in the Rioja. Every year about four million bottles of wine are produced. In the early 1970s, the bodega was also in the DO area Rueda in the region Castile and Leon active and carried out with the white wines Sauvignon Blanc essential to the upswing of this area.