Vina Tondonia – A place built by time, passion and tradition

The sisters, Mercedes and Maria-José Lopez de Heredia, are the fourth generation to run the family winery, founded in 1877

Award-winning photographer, Jon Wyand visits the iconic vineyard and winery of Vina Tondonia with hands-on winemaker, Maria -Jose Lopez as his able guide

I had really been looking forward to my first trip to Rioja. Planning via the telephone had gone well. I had a particularly friendly and helpful response when I requested to meet Maria-José Lopez from Vina Tondonia. half an hour before dawn at the winery. My plan was to walk through their Tondonia vineyards in a loop of the river Ebro at first light.

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